There's a few options these days when it comes to wedding vows. But have you taken the time to really understand what those vows mean to you and your partner? I think it's very important to give that some thought. After all they're not just words but a promise of your life to come. The tone you're setting for the next 50, 60, or 70 years.
I've noticed where there has been a trend you could say with sort of silly vows. Couples vowing to kill spiders for their spouses, and love them as much as the Chicago Cubs. Some even rhythm their vows. It's funny how just 10 years ago writing your own vows was a trendy thing for weddings. Now we have humorous wedding vows! We weren't really brave enough to do this, plus I think we were both pretty emotional so they probably wouldn't have sounded very funny at the time haha.
Dillon and I went with the traditional vows but in a special kind of wording. It was traditional and slightly different as well. Just like us.
Probably the part that speaks to me the most in our wedding vows is where we vowed to cherish each other. It's so important to not take one day for granted with your loved one, you might not get another. If today was your last, wouldn't you wanna know that your spouse knew they were loved and appreciated by you. It's the simplest and most necessary of human needs.
I also found the part about denying all those that would come between us important. For me it wasn't just about staying faithful to your partner, but not letting people who aren't there for your spouse or you drive a wedge between y'all as well. Protecting each other from people that don't mean them well.
What part speaks the most to you? What do you plan to or have done with your vows?