The ideal length for wedding vows is between one and two minutes. Practice reading the vows aloud (we read at a different pace in our heads) to ensure you're within that timeframe. Do we need to recite our vows during the ceremony?
When it comes to your wedding vows, there is no right or wrong format. It is totally up to you and your partner to decide what you want to say to each other on your big day.
That being said, there are some popular formats that you may want to consider using for your vows.
One popular format is to start with a statement of intention, followed by declarations of love and commitment. For example, you may start by saying, "I, [name], take you, [name], to be my [husband/wife/partner]."
Then, you can follow that up with declarations of your love and commitment. For example, you may say, "I promise to love you unconditionally, to support you in your dreams, and to be by your side through everything."
Another popular format is to start with a memory of when you first met or fell in love. For example, you may say, "I remember the first time I saw you... I knew then that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you."
Then, you can follow that up with declarations of your love and commitment. For example, you may say, "Through the good times and the bad, I will always love you. I am so excited to spend the rest of my life with you."
Whichever format you choose, make sure that your vows are personal and meaningful to you and your partner. These are the words that you will remember forever, so make them count!