Blog Category - Vows

This category includes posts about writing and saying your vows
Jennifer Cram asserts her right to be identified as the author of this blog and of the individual blog posts.

Vows, Personal Promises, and what goes first

Categories: Vows    |  Wedding Ceremony   |
Out in celebrant land there are differing opinions about whether your personal promises must follow the legal vows, or whether they can be said before you make your legal vows. Here's why I believe that personal promises can be made anywhere in the ceremony - or not at all, if you so choose. ... More ...

Declutter your Vows: 3 Vows are Better than One!

Categories: |   Vows  |   Wedding Ceremony  |
There is a simple solution to the struggle to write your personal vows. Instead of trying to fit it
all into one vow, write three vows. And there is a rational reason why this is a great idea ... More ...

How to Avoid Ugly Crying During Your Wedding

Categories: Vows | Wedding Ceremony |
Are you nervous about ugly crying during the most emotional parts of the day (the ceremony and the speeches)? There are tried and true ways to make sure you feel the emotions but avoid the ugly part of the crying ... More ...

Your Wedding Vows: Legal, Personal, Private? What's the Difference?

Categories: | Vows| Wedding Ceremony | Wedding Legals |
What's the difference between legal vows and personal vows (personal promises) and can you keep
them private?... More ...

7 Things to Do With Your Vows After Your Wedding

Categories: | Vows| Wedding Ceremony |
The promises you make to one another are the heart, soul, and centrepiece of your ceremony.
They come from your best and higher selves. They are also the blueprint for your marriage and a timeless reminder of what is important to you both. So don't pack them away... More ...

Till Death Do Us Part - Traditional Yes, Required Definitely Not

Categories: |Vows | Wedding Ceremony |
Why do we associate Till Death Do Us Part with weddings and do you have to say it in your vows? ... More ...

Easy ways to Conquer Your Fears about Your Vows 

Categories: | Vows | Wedding Ceremony |
One of the biggest fears couples share with me is about speaking in public and stuffing up their vows, but making your vows to one another is not like standing on a platform, facing an audience, and making a speech. So there are ways to avoid ugly crying  ... More ....

Nail your Vows by doing these 3 simple things     

Categories: Vows | Wedding Ceremony |
I've never met a couple who didn't want their exchange of vows to go without a hitch on the day. The  good news is, like everything else about your wedding, preparation is key. Doing 3 simple things before you start writing your vows will guarantee a flawless vow exchange ...    More ...

Writing your vows doesn't have to be hard     

Categories: Vows | Wedding Ceremony |
Writing your own vows is an effective and extremely personal way to make your ceremony authentic. And it is not difficult if you remember one simple thing ...    More ...

Bride promising to obey until death? Not any more     

Categories: Vows | Wedding Ceremony |
A very common question from brides is "Do I have to promise to obey"    More ...