My feet shall run because of you. My feet shall dance because of you. My heart shall beat because of you.
Writing your own marriage vows for a same-sex marriage isn't really all that different than writing vows for an opposite-sex wedding. You're still promising to love each other, and showing what you love about each other. The important thing is that it is heartfelt and real.
As with all weddings, lock in your venue first. The most important thing to consider when it comes to your venue is size. Some couples opt to arrange their guest list first, so they have an idea of what they will require in terms of venue space.
Hello, lovebirds! Are you having a wedding this summer? Weddings have lots of details! But perhaps the most important is your vows, which the two of you have sweetly decided to write on your own.
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Speeches and toasts are one of the best wedding traditions. It is a time to acknowledge those who you love and those who love and support you. You may be a natural or you may be terrified.
One of the loveliest personal touches to a wedding ceremony is when couples choose to write their own wedding vows. While some people like to stick to tradition—and those classic vows can be incredibly powerful—writing your own vows ensures that your ceremony will be truly unique. If you really want to bare your heart in front of your friends and family and let them into your relationship, writing your own wedding vows is a great way to do that.
I promise to strive always to consider your needs in addition to my own; to be a source of strength for you; to accept your strength for myself; to share freely my thoughts and feelings; to listen when you share yours with me. I make these solemn promises, to keep in times of plenty and in want; in joy and in sorrow; in sickness and in health; from this day forward. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.
Photo: Johanna Dye Photography. Traditional wedding vows can be — how should we say it — heteronormative? The process of writing gay wedding vows can be challenging as you might need to sort through a variety of templates to find some examples that work for your LGBT wedding.
Laurie Sue with Kristina and Rebecca. While many same-sex couples have gotten used to the idea of the quickie civil ceremony just to legalize their marriage, there is a whole world of ceremony options to consider. Finding your personal style is a matter of deciding the type of ceremony most suited to you both, and getting a sense of which rituals, blessings, prayers, readings, and cultural or religious aspects are personally meaningful.