For most couples, the traditional wedding vows are adequate in expressing the promises that they intend to give each other. But, many others modify their vows not only to personalize the words but to inject a little humor in the usually solemn occasion.
Many couples appreciate the value of laughter that it would only be natural, even expected, for them to come up with funny vows to exchange on their wedding day. Here are some ideas:
Vow Idea Number 1:
It would be ideal if the bride has a flair for the dramatics to pull this one off successfully:
____, this morning, I woke up feeling anxious about what will happen today. I was panicked at the idea of taking such a huge step that will alter my life forever. I was hyperventilating, breathing in a paper bag and wondering what on earth was I doing here. But don’t worry, that was before I saw you. When I did, I knew there’s nothing to fear, except the idea of losing you. So I’m here, finally in control of myself because I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. I love you.
Vow Idea Number 2:
Bride: I, ___, take you, ___, to be my lawfully wedded husband, for richer, for poorer, for better, for worse, for when you make me watch your golf games even though I think it’s the most boring thing on earth. I promise to follow and support you in your journey towards the 18th hole and I vow to be as quiet as if my life depended on it until you’ve made your putt.
Groom: I, ___, take you, ___, to be my lawfully wedded wife, for richer, for poorer, for better, for worse, for when you drag me from one sale to another and to wait outside one fitting room and the next. I promise to pay for your bi-annual shopping sprees as long as we both shall live, or as long as my credit limit allows it.
Vow Idea Number 3:
Groom: I, ___, take you, ___, to be my lawfully wedded wife. I promise to love you and be faithful to you. I promise to stand by you when it’s that time of the month, to hold your hand or dry your tears, and to bring you tea, chocolates, and Midol, on demand.
Bride: I, ___, take you, ___, to be my lawfully wedded husband. I promise to love you and be your faithful wife. I promise to stand by you even after a night of Thai or Indian food, to lovingly coax you to drink peppermint tea, to light scented candles all over the house, and to serve you bananas and rice for as long as you need me to.
Although funny wedding vows are a nice break from the traditional, make sure that everything is in good taste. Take care that your guests will appreciate the humor and make sure that you don’t make them uncomfortable should you decide to make sexual references. Remember that your relatives and that of your partner’s will be there and that awkward family moments are not easily forgotten.
The Article was submitted by TheBridalCoach.ca, a website dedicated to Wedding Planning.