Your vows will be one of the most romantic and meaningful speeches you will ever make.
Many celebrants and ministers can help, but more commonly couples are writing their own.
They may add poetry, passages from the Bible or other inspirational sources, making them as unique as the couple.
The heart and soul of your wedding are your vows to each other.
It's important to keep things positive and don't be shy about using your sense of humour.
Many people make photocopies of their vows; this enables people to read along and gives them a nice souvenir.
It is traditional for a couple to exchange wedding rings after they say their vows and the words said should reflect yours and your partner's hopes for your marriage and future together.
From the 2016 Fraser Coast Brides & Grooms Wedding Handbook
It's always special when couples say their vows to each other, without me saying 'please repeat after me'. I print their individual vows out on cardboard (no flapping in the wind), and hand it to them at the appropriate time.
I have a lapel mic. which can be hidden behind the Groom's tie for you to use if you need it.
I firmly believe that your vows to each other is the most important part of the ceremony. Here, you can say your special words to each other.
It can be very emotional, as I see them looking into each other's eyes and making their promises to each other and declaring their love for each other until the end of their days.
A little known fact - If, after the vows have been spoken, a meteor falls on me during the ceremony, you are still legally married. Even before the official documentation is signed and witnessed.
Do you need help with your vows? If I can be of assistance, please complete the form on my 'Contact Lena' page.
. . . . Lena.