Wednesday, November 18, 2009

No laughing matter?

Again, I have a word document open and have commenced the vow research. While no nearer to the ideal set of phrases that I seek, I have found things that I DO. NOT. WANT. For example, I am not a fan of death being in the vows. I don’t like to conjure up the image of death, and I think I’d like it even less as part of my promises to my betrothed. It also seems like a free pass, a loophole as it were. That’s an issue I have alone; no one else needs to agree with me on that. Also, I’m all for a little humor. I love inside jokes and puns and being able to laugh at yourself (I laugh at myself daily, even if no one else notices). But this……this is taking something sacred and mocking it. I’m not a fan.

So, here’s to a balance of witty and eloquent while still maintaining the reverence such promises deserve! *Prost!*

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1 comment:

  1. I had the same problem, trying to come up with vows that seemed meaningful yet where lighthearted. It was tough, so tough in fact that I used vows that our officiant had used in the past and added a couple things and took some others out. I know you will come up with some amazing vows; I have faith in your ability with words. You are half way there with the love you are feeling in your heart, like Ramon on Happy Feet said….Just let it out, let it out.