Writing Your Own Wedding Vows – Do not Be Scared

The wedding bells are ready to ring in your life. Your wedding date is fixed and the so you are all geared and tucked up for the greatest moment in your life. Well! You should be, for that big moment of your life. If you have plans of writing your own wedding vows write them such a way that the memory of it will last for one lifetime for both of you.

Writing your own wedding vows can be really a pleasurable experience for some while the idea of ​​writing sends down jitters down the spine for some. In any case if you can plan well in advance you can write your vows without any sort of nervousness. The idea of ​​writing your own wedding vows is becoming increasingly popular these days. Many couples want to do it by themselves.

But remember that you need to write unique vows to make your special day different and memorable for not just you both but for the wedding guests as well.

Definitely it's a challenge and without any preparation, if you sit down to write your wedding vow you may experience a writer's block, and will not come up with great ideas on what and how to say.

Also, it should be noted that wedding vows are and should be a personal expression, so let not perfection take over the personal expression while writing your vow. It is not necessary that you are a master of flowery language or you read Keats. Neverheless, speak from the heart and the soul naturally. Grammar, spellings, length, should not obstructive the flow of words from your heart regarding your promise to your groom. Tell him why you truly love him the first place, and what quality in him made you decide to take on this long journey of a lifetime. Jot down what you wanted to write and then reserve it for refinement.

Make sure you put your relationship with your fiancé in words and add what kind of a relationship do you promise for him and expect from him. Siphon out your innermost feelings as words and you will be awed at your own expression.

Allow whatever you have jotted down to sink in for some time and go out with your fiancé and then go through those written vows once again. You may have the feeling to edit it as well. Read them aloud to yourself or to your close friend again and again, until there is nothing to be edited.

Lastly, do not be surprised if he echoes your feelings. That's the magic of love and since you shared a common relationship, there is nothing strange that you may be having similar feelings for each other. So your vows may be reading similar. …

Practical Wedding Gifts For Parents

Your wedding occasion is also a time for you to show your love and gratitude to your parents. Without both of your parents, the two of you wouldn’t have met and have this wedding. Parents deserve to be acknowledged especially now that you are leaving their nest. Of course, we still love them but a tangible gift is symbol of everything nice you have to say to your parents and to your partner’s parents, too.

These gifts need not be that exquisite or expensive. What matters best is your heart that goes with it and what they can do with your gift. You and your partner can give individual gifts to each of your parents. You can give it during the wedding rehearsal dinner or at the wedding party. Just make sure that the gifts you give are of value because they are practical and you really chose it with all your heart.

Some of the practical wedding gifts you can give to your parents can be based on the following concepts:

1. Memories – Have your favorite childhood picture recopied and framed. Personalize it by adding texts on the photo. Use texts with a personal message such as “Thanks for bringing me to this world!” Pair your picture frame with your partner’s own photo with the same concept but with a different text or message. Someday, your parents would look at your photos and compare it with your own kids.

2. His and Hers – Even when they have been living as one for many years already, they still deserve to have individual items yet will portray their lasting union. Gift each parent with a bathrobe in your wedding motif color. If it is available in a mall, choose one with the stitched on HIS and HERS on each respective bathrobe. If not available, then personally do the stitching.

3. Play music together – This gift would surely come out of its rack when, someday, you and your brood will come to visit your parents. The old folks could listen to their music and you and your spouse could also listen to your own beat. Practically, have each of your parent’s favorite music recorded in a DVD. Include in that disc you and your spouse’s favorite music. Arrange the music by alternating your parent’s music with your music. Then, during get-togethers, everyone can hear his own favorite music as a family.

These practical wedding gifts will surely be of use to your parents. It is one way of showing them they are the best parents after all.…