So you have traveller across the world with your significant other, you are standing in your dream venue and you look out to all of your closest friends and family. What could make this fairytale Phuket wedding even better? An awesome set of wedding vows!
As with any form of writing, you must always start with a bit of a plan. An author would write a book without knowing what the story should be about and have an emotional attachment with the characters. The same goes for you. Lucky enough, you already have so many stories, love and most importantly, your main characters.
It is important before writing to discuss your vows with your husband or wife. You have to make sure they match, without revealing too much. The last thing you want is for one to be completely serious and the other to be full of jokes.
Don’t worry if you do not feel ready to write your vows, or lacking confidence in your writing ability. If you want to, you can always write down some of your feelings and theme, then get a professional or close friend to help you out.
The most important part of your vows is, no matter what you say, make sure it is sincere and comes from your heart. You may want to take inspiration from the internet, books or even poems, but the passion and feelings will always come from inside. Just remember, be yourself, be romantic and share the love that your partner inspires in you.
We have compiled some examples from real-life wedding vows to help inspire you for your wedding in Thailand. Although they are all great, we advise that you come up with something that is “you”.
Have a look at the examples below:
“You have been my best friend, mentor, playmate, confidant and my greatest challenge. But most importantly, you are the love of my life and you make me happier than I could ever imagine and more loved than I ever thought possible… You have made me a better person, as our love for one another is reflected in the way I live my life. So I am truly blessed to be a part of your life, which as of today becomes our life together.”
via The Knot [https://www.theknot.com/content/favorite-wedding-vows-from-real-weddings]
Alex, you are my best friend. I promise to laugh with you, cry with you, and grow with you. I will love you when we are together and when we are apart. I promise to support your dreams and to respect our differences, and to love you and be by your side through all the days and nights of our lives.
I, Alex, choose you Sam to be no other than yourself. Loving what I know of you, trusting what things I will discover. I will respect you as a person, a partner, and an equal. There is little to say that you haven’t already heard, and little to give that is not already freely given. Before you asked me, I was yours and I am devoted to you in every way. I marry you with no hesitation or doubt, and my commitment to you is absolute. Do you take me to be your lawfully wedded husband/wife?
via A Pracival Wedding [https://apracticalwedding.com/wedding-vow-examples/]
I am proud to take you as my husband/wife.
For all the time we have been together, there has always been the kind of mutual understanding which is only shared when there is true love.
You have helped me triumph over challenges presented,
Encouraged my personal growth and boosted my self-esteem.
You have helped me become the person I am today,
And with your help, I will be a better person tomorrow than I was yesterday.
I vow to trust and value your opinions, and stand by your actions.
I pledge to always treat you as my best friend and equal.
I will ask for help when I need it, and offer help to you always.
Let us be friends and lovers, and grow old disgracefully together.
via OffBeatBride [http://offbeatbride.com/wedding-vows/]