Genavieve Shingle, owner of My Little Vow, offers 10 quick tips to writing your wedding vows
- 1. Start early.
- 2. KISS. Keep It Super Simple.
- 3. Start with making lists of your favorites things about the other person, favorite memories, what are you promising them in marriage, what have they taught you.
- 4. From your lists, pick a theme or two. Do you want to be romantic, funny, loving, grateful?
- 5. Based on your theme(s) pick the list(s) that work the best. Next to each item in your list, recall how you felt in that moment, recall your senses and continue to expand upon the list(s).
- 6. Practice your speech out loud in front of a mirror.
- 7. Remember, you are only speaking to your partner. No one else.
- 8. Write your vows out in clear, legible and large font.
- 9. Give your vows to your MOH/Best Man before the ceremony to hold for you until they are needed.
- 10. Take a deep breath and look into your partner’s eyes. Smile. And go.
Genavieve Shingle is the founder of My Little Vow, a lesbian-owned wedding vow writing company.
Photo by LeahandMark.com | Sarah and Dawn’s Real Wedding
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK
The Wedding Biz Podcast
Listen to Kirsten & Maria, Equally Wed founders, on the The Wedding Biz podcast.
- Tennessee joins trend of states passing anti-LGBTQ+ adoption laws
- You’re married now, should you celebrate your old anniversary?
- Beach destination wedding and honeymoon in Honolulu, Hawaii
- Sunset, books and basketball maternity photos
- Glamorous vintage wedding at The Tides Estate in New Jersey
- Floral bohemian elopement inspiration at Joshua Tree
- Epic spring Garden of the Gods elopement with dog attendants
- Royal and elegant wedding at Crest Hollow Country Club
- Small summer destination wedding in Perth, Western Australia
- United Methodist Church on verge of split over same-sex marriage and LGBTQ+ clergy