Today more than ever, LGBT couples are joining in matrimony, a step in the right direction away from old traditions. Dating back almost half a century the wedding vows are chock full of that same tradition. Everyone recognizes the standard vows “I ,____, take thee ,_____, to be my wedded Wife/Husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, as long as we both shall live.”
This beautiful statement of love dates back to Roman times, but that doesn’t mean you are obligated to follow suit. Your vow of commitment to your partner should be unique to your relationship and be in line with today’s traditions of love - not some sword swinging, armor wearing Roman.
Research some vows that speak to you. Then concocting a mix of words you love with your own original thoughts, put together a personal wedding script. This will keep your wedding ceremony true to who you both are. While these words will be forever etched in your memory, as you say them out loud in front of your closest family and friends, a great way to honor these words is by cementing them in writing. The paper you jot your thoughts, or read from during your ceremony, is a great gift for your partner. And the words on it will be meaningful for as long as you both shall live.