A Planner Says . . .
“If you’re writing your own, you’ll be speaking to your partner—but remember, there will likely be a crowd! Agree on length and any connecting factors, like a promise to each other. Couples who fear public speaking may be more comfortable repeating traditional vows: You won’t have to memorize, pull out written words, or worry if the crowd can hear you. Traditional vows also work for those who want to repeat the words their parents and grandparents used.”