You’re engaged and planning your wedding! Congratulations!!
I encourage my marrying couples to choose their own vows – Say what you're committing to your spouse, versus just repeating "any vows”.
And make your wedding vows uniquely YOURS! Adding humor or unique promises, such as; "I promise to let YOU choose what we watch on Friday nights… sometimes!" are fun and meaningful, and they give your guests a little peek into your loving relationship!"
I welcome and encourage my couples to either read their vows, or to repeat after me.. Saying your truth is MUCH more powerful than just the "I Do Vows", where they only say, "I do" after I ask the things they're committing to. Some couples like to have both the "I Do Vows", and say their own personalized Vows.
My couples each send me a copy of their vows so I can prepare with a fancy font and print them on parchment paper. I bring these to the wedding to use in your ceremony, and after to put them at their Guests Sign-In Table so you can keep forever!