Writing Your Own Vows
|ICCR|Vows and Poems of Love|Commitment
A good way to write your own vows is to
take some time to determine the elements that you wish to include. To do this, each
partner needs to separately answer the following questions:
- Where did you meet your partner for the
- What impressed you most about your partner
when you first met?
- How long have you known one another?
- How long after meeting your partner did you
first realize that you were in love, and how did you know?
- What is your greatest source of inspiration?
- What one word best sums up your partner?
- What do you love most about your partner?
- What do you think your partner loves most
- What qualities do you possess that you feel
will contribute to the success of your commitment?
- What are the most important qualities you
will need to keep your commitment strong?
- How do you feel you have changed or added to
your partner's life?
- What is your most inspiring passage, movie,
novel, and/or poem that expresses how you feel about love or commitment? What does it
- What is your favorite love song? What makes
- How does it feel to be in love with your
After answering these questions, you should
start to get an idea of what you want to express. For more help, try reading some of the vows that we have available on this site. Then sit down and
start putting your ideas together and start writing a draft of your vows. Remember, for
the certificates, there is a maximum of 400 spaces for each partners vows. Enjoy the