Writing Your Wedding Vows

Picture yourself surrounded by friends, family, a scenic landscape, the smell of flowers in the air, and the look of love as you gaze into the eyes of your future husband or wife ready to proclaim your wedding vows.

At Delamere Manor, we know how important wedding vows mean to each and every couple that walks through our doors. After all, it is your own special message to the world, and a series of life-long commitments you intend to make as a couple.

That’s why when you book our exclusive Cheshire wedding venue, we ensure that every other aspect of your ceremony is perfect, down to the finest detail, so you can focus on the most important aspect of the wedding – each other.

Writing your own wedding vows can be a daunting prospect, but it’s always best to begin sooner rather than later.

Today, we are here to share with you some of our top tips on how to approach putting your love into words.


Tone, Look, and Composition

Talk to your fiancé or fiancée about a specific style you want to convey to set the right tone. Romantic? Funny? Sentimental? Or show a bit of your geeky side? Consider if you want your vows to be a surprise with different promises or wish to write them together – overall make sure you are on the same page.

Remember to be sincere and speak from the heart.

For a classical look, write your vows in calligraphy and place a customised monogram on each to frame and keep as a memento of your special day.

Note everything about the relationship

Wedding vows are made to be personal and no two are the same. Take time to reflect everything that’s happened between you both, including the good, the bad, and the ugly.

What you have overcome together in the face of adversity? What you have achieved together? Most of all, why you want to marry them!

Advance Planning

Ask your registrar and wedding venue to help personalise your wedding ceremony with appropriate music, presentation, props and so forth. For example, play an orchestral version of their favourite song in the background as you read your vows.


Once this is done, it’s time to start writing!


Opening line

To begin, ask yourself who is this person to you? Your best friend, your love, partner in crime – the list of epithets and nicknames goes on.

Who they are

What do you love most about this person? If they have any characteristics or quirks unique to them then let it be known.


What are some of your fondest memories or moments shared together? When was the moment cupid’s bow struck you down and turned you into a lovesick fool?

A Quote or Two

Inserting a quote from one of their favourite films or novels will give your vows an added romantic edge and charm only they can truly appreciate.

Closing Lines

Finally, bring it all together with the promises you will keep and hopes for the future – sealed with a kiss.

If you’re saying your wedding vows anytime soon, arrange a viewing of Delamere Manor or should you wish to enquire about your event, call us on 01606 261 361 or fill in the contact form via our website.

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