Gone are the days of googling wedding vows and copying the first line it comes up with. Couples now want to personal their vows, put down what the are feeling and why they want to marry the person they love.
A lot of couples I speak to have no clue where to start! Firstly consider how to write them – there’s some guidance here on my other blog – ‘A Tailor Made Guide to Writing your own Wedding Vows‘.
Then get creative. Do you have a favourite movie together that you know the words to or something poignant like from your first movie date?
Well here are some examples to help you out and get your started!
“I guarantee that we’ll have tough times. I guarantee that at some point, one or both of us will want to get out. But I also guarantee that if I don’t ask you to be mine, I’ll regret it for the rest of my life, because I know, in my heart, you’re the only one for me.” —Maggie, Runaway Bride
“This is true love—you think this happens every day?” —Westley, The Princess Bride
“All that I ever wanted was to just hear music, and when I met you, I heard you. And, Rachel, you’re the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard. Thank you for marrying me.” —Sidney, Rachel Getting Married
“She is the only evidence of God I have seen with the exception of the mysterious force that removes one sock from the dryer every time I do my laundry.” —Kirby,St. Elmo’s Fire
“Your friendship has been the most important of my life.” —Edward Ferrars, Sense and Sensibility
“I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” —Harry Burns, When Harry Met Sally
“I have a love in my life. It makes me stronger than anything you can imagine.” —Barry, Punch-Drunk Love
“I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.” – Arwen, The Lord of the Rings
“It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together, and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home, only to no home I’d ever known. I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like magic.” —Sam, Sleepless in Seattle
“You said you couldn’t be with someone who didn’t believe in you. Well, I believed in you. I just didn’t believe in me. I love you.” —Blane McDonough, Pretty In Pink
“My heart, it feels like my chest can barely contain it. Like it doesn’t belong to me any more. It belongs to you. And if you wanted it, I’d wish for nothing in exchange—no gifts. No goods. No demonstrations of devotion. Nothing but knowing you loved me too. Just your heart, in exchange for mine.” —Yvaine, Stardust
“I think anybody who falls in love is a freak. It’s a crazy thing to do. It’s kind of like a form of socially acceptable insanity.” —Amy, Her
“Love is passion, obsession, someone you can’t live without…” —William Parrish,Meet Joe Black
“The only way you can beat my crazy was by doing something crazy yourself. Thank you. I love you. I knew it the minute I met you. I’m sorry it took so long for me to catch up. I just got stuck.” —Pat, Silver Linings Playbook
“I love you…beyond poetry.” —Viola de Lesseps, Shakespeare in Love
“People call these things imperfections, but they’re not. That’s the good stuff. Then we get to choose who we let into our weird little worlds. . . but the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other. That’s the whole deal. That’s what intimacy is about.” —Sean Maguire, Good Will Hunting
“Maybe it is our imperfections which make us so perfect for one another.” —Mr. Knightley, Emma
“My dearest friend, if you don’t mind, I’d like to join you by your side. Where we can gaze into the stars, and sit together, now and forever. For it is plain as anyone can see, we’re simply meant to be.” – Jack Skellington, The Nightmare Before Christmas
“Love is too weak a word for what I feel. I lurve you, y’know, I loave you, I luff you.” —Alvy Singer, Annie Hall
“It’s a party, and you’re both talking to other people, and you’re laughing and shining, and you look across the room and catch each other’s eyes… because that is your person in this life… it’s this secret world that exists right there in public, unnoticed, that no one else knows about.” —Frances, Frances Ha
“What is that you want Mary? Do you want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey, that’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you the moon, Mary.” —George Bailey, It’s a Wonderful Life
“You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.” —Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice
“I believe if there’s any kind of God it wouldn’t be in any of us, not you or me but just this little space in between. If there’s any kind of magic in this world it must be in the attempt of understanding someone sharing something. I know, it’s almost impossible to succeed but who cares really? The answer must be in the attempt.” —Celine, Before Sunrise