Good morning again from caffeinated HQ of Esquire Photography in Orange County everyone! I’m one Newport Beach Wedding Photographer who is totally beside himself with all the blessings of exciting Engagement Shoots, Portraits, Seniour Portraits, and Weddings I’ve been photographing from Newport Beach and down to San Diego – that I wanted to give a little more back to my couples.
I love being able to help brides & grooms save some money, but I also thought it was necessary to help my couples plan and prepare for their wedding. Which is why I’m launching a new version of my West Coast Wednesdays.
For several years, I was sharing a lot of the music that I love to listen to and now I’m flipping the switch & will be bringing you wedding tips to help you plan & prepare for your wedding. I’ll be searching the web for the best tips & tricks along with some sound advice shared from wedding professionals that will help you Make The Most Out Of Your Wedding Day.
So for today’s wedding tip, I have some great advice from my friends over at Elegala on how to write your wedding vows. True, writing one’s wedding vows can seem like an overwhelming task on your to-do list. But with the right information, I believe it’s going to be a lot easier than you think.
Check this out!
Consult these wedding vows tips before you put pen to paper.
Looking for ways to personalize your wedding ceremony? Consider incorporating your own carefully chosen words into this momentous occasion, and build the foundation for a life-long relationship. Writing your own wedding vows is definitely an ambitious undertaking. Not only must you determine the perfect words to say, but those words must be rehearsed and recited in front of your closest family and friends on a day that will be one of the most important of your life. Relax and take a deep breath. We know it’s intimidating… but imagine penning your own wedding vows with promises from the heart. That incentive will make the task worthwhile.
before starting your wedding vows…
Talk to your officiant to make sure personal vows are even allowed. Some religions object to non-secular expressions during the wedding ceremony. Even with the go-ahead, submit your personalized vows to your officiant for review before the big day; he or she may have specific objections or even helpful ideas.
Establish an Estimated Length
Your audience will find it odd and even comical if one rambles for 5 minutes while the other says 10 words.
Overly lengthy wedding vows may lose your audience and will only increase the potential for error.
Review Them With Friends or Family
You can rehearse with each other, or if you’d rather keep them a surprise, read your vows to a trusted loved one.
Have a Cheat Sheet
Even if you plan to memorize them, the nerves may kick in when the big moment arrives. To avoid a potentially awkward scene at the wedding ceremony, bring a cheat sheet just in case.
wedding vows – what to say?
Suffering from a case of writer’s block? To get you started, here are some useful ideas and resources to spark your creativity.
Consult your past
Time for a trip down memory lane. Start jotting down the details of special firsts in your relationship – first meeting, first date, first kiss, first “I love you,” etc. What qualities made you fall in love in the first place? Are there special milestones in your relationship that that have helped bring you here today?
Envision the future
What challenges and achievements do you foresee in the future, and how do you expect to meet those things together?
Sure, it’s a line from a movie, but there’s a reason for its now cliche status. What characteristics does he/she bring out in you? How does he/she make you a better person? Don’t forget that marriage should be about being two whole, individual people coming together in a beautiful union, not about relying on that person to make your life complete.
Use the right words
Compile your notes, memories, and reflections, and begin turning words into sentences, and finally sentences into wedding vows. Consult your thesaurus for the perfect expressions to reflect your thoughts. Some words to get you started: love, trust, support, strength, encourage, respect, cherish, admire, value, commit, pledge, and promise.
So there it is! I hope that helped you out a bit and if you’d like to chat more because you’re thinking… Hey – I’d really like to get to know this Newport Beach Wedding Photographer (Previously a Huntington Beach Wedding Photographer) for your wedding or event that loves music & fashion, photography and art, feel free to contact me anytime.
I’m available just about 24/7 via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, the form on my contact page, or the old fashioned phone as well at 888.ESQ.PHTO (888.377.7486) or 562.225.5915. I hope you’re having a great week and stay tuned for many other amazing events that I’m sharing and some more May Madness Promotions. From San Diego to Newport Beach, Ventura and all the way out to Paris, France and Berlin, Germany – I’ll have some fantastic Weddings and events that I’ve had the honour of photographing.
PS, If you thought the first few days of “MAY MADNESS” have been pretty cool, then you definitely want to keep up with me every day in May. There’s a GRAND FINALE coming up at the end of the month & trust me, You’ll LOVE IT! Huzzah!