There are many brides and grooms who plan their big day so that every last detail adheres to the practices of a traditional wedding, from the white gown and flowing train, to the limousine and the usual dances and speeches.

However, more and more often couples are looking for ways to make their wedding unique and completely tailored to them personally. Writing your own personal wedding vows is an excellent way to add an extra added touch that will give your guests something to remember long after the day is over.

Those of us who’ve attended more than a few weddings can attest to the fact that the regular, ordinary vows are what’s used most often during the ceremonies.

While these special words are of course important and meaningful in their own right, there’s something special about exchanging vows that you have written for each other proclaiming your love and devotion.

If you’ve decided to write all of your own vows, it’s best to consult with your wedding officiant to ensure that doing so will be acceptable. With some religions or beliefs, traditional vows are used as opposed to any personalized changes or additions to the wording.

There’s no point spending time composing vows you won’t be able to say. However, you both can still exchange your own words of love to one another after the ceremony or wedding if you had your heart set on doing so.

If you are able to use your own vows during the ceremony, the first step you’ll want to take is studying traditional vows that are most often used. Spend some time thinking how you could reword the lines to add your own personal touch.

The internet is a wonderful place for finding various ways of wording vows, as well as offering plenty of examples of the sentiments that are usually expressed, and how to make them uniquely yours. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the amount of helpful information and ideas you’ll find when writing your own unique personal wedding vows.