Brides and grooms, pledge your love with words that mean the most at your Las Vegas weddings. While you could go the traditional route and recite the classic vows that have bonded millions of couples together in holy matrimony, you may also choose to write your own vows. If you’re interested in customizing your ceremony through your vows, review these tips below to make the magic happen for your wedding day.

Traditional Wedding Vow: “I, (name), take you (name), to be my wedded (wife/husband), to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, from this day forward until death do us part.”

  • Choose the Style: While you might not choose the traditional vow listed above, you can find plenty of heartwarming variations to pledge your love for your happiest moments and times of trial. Decide if you and your groom want to choose a variation of traditional vows or start completely from scratch with individual vows.
Pledge your love in your vows, and let your rings symbolize those words forever.
  • Choose the Presentation: Do you want your officiant to say the words and have you repeat after him? Or do you want to have a vows card in hand to read your expressions of love with no external involvement? Discuss these details with your groom. Then inform your officiant, wedding party, and wedding coordinator of your decision.
  • Choose your Vows: If you don’t want the stress of choosing your own words, look through wedding vows online. Find a few that appeal to you and your groom. Feel free to combine pieces of different vows to create your own special pledge to each other. Remember to take ownership of the vows you choose. This is your pledge now; stay committed throughout your lives to the words you’ll speak on your wedding day.
  • Choose your Words: If you’d rather pen your own vows based on personal experience, then it’s time to expose your inner Shakespeare. Recall good memories and mention moments when you knew your fiancé was “the one.” Share your dreams for the future, your definition of marriage, and your desire to live up to your commitment you’re making this day. Be heartfelt and let it speak to you and your fiancé’s relationship.

Las Vegas brides, whether you choose traditional vows or modern creations, these words will set the tone for your marriage. Later, you probably won’t remember exactly what you said, but you’ll recall the core message of your vows. As you write your wedding vows, spend time to find just the right words and take that message to heart. This is a lifetime commitment, and your vows symbolize your love during the good times and rough times, the times in plenty and the times in poverty, and even the times of health and the times of unforeseen illness. Stand by your man, brides, and show that in your vows.

Author: Allyson Siwajian

Photograph: Allyson Siwajian