If I'd Said Vows at Our Wedding

At the beginning of this year, my friend Brooklyn shared a little bit about why Mormons don't write wedding vows in their wedding ceremony and then a few days later she shared the vows she would have written if she had said them as part of her wedding ceremony. I really loved the idea, so I decided to borrow it and use these tips for writing your own wedding vows to write some sort of vows of my own. And even though this might not be what I would have said if I'd written the vows three years ago when I was getting married, I don't think my newlywed self would have disagreed with any of it.

In high school, when I would sit and admire you from afar, I would never have imagined that what started out as a school girl "crush" would one day turn into this. Being with you makes me happy and I love that there is always laughter. Our relationship is unique and fun and I know that I can be myself whenever I'm with you because you love my little quirks. You support all of my goals and dreams and I know you'd do anything to make them possible.

Marriage is something I've been looking forward to for as long as I can remember, and I'm excited to experience it with you. I can't wait to see what adventures life has in store for us and I couldn't have picked a better partner for the journey. With our similarities and our differences, I think we make the perfect team.

I can't promise to never be angry, grumpy or annoyed with you but I can promise to love you in spite of the things that might make me feel that way.

I can't promise to make a homemade meal for you every night, but I can promise that each one I do make will be made with love.

I can't promise that I'll never annoy you or do something that you don't approve of, but I can promise to try my hardest to be the best wife and person that I can be.

I can't promise that our house will always be spotless and clean, but I can promise that it will always be full of love.

I can't promise to never spend money on frivolous things, but I can promise to try my hardest to stay within the budget we've set for ourselves and save a little more than I'm used to.

I know that our marriage won't always be perfect, but I will do my best to make it better each and every day. My relationship with you will remain my highest priority and I will do everything I can to make sure it feels that way to you. Together we can face everything that comes our way and together we'll be great!!!

What kinds of things did you include in your wedding vows?