Editing through thousands of wedding photos means I see things in a way not many people do. And a lot of times those thoughts drift to "The Dos and Don'ts of Your Wedding Day". So I'm sharing that knowledge with you!
I absolutely LOVE when couples write their own vows. It ads such a heartfelt and loving element to the ceremony, and everyone loves hearing them. However, Vows should be seen and not heard. Remember when writing out your vows to consider using a pretty piece of paper or notebook, and also KEEP IT SMALL. Otherwise there is a huge distraction grabbing the spotlight in your photos.
I know that people are usually so concerned with getting them done on time, or even written at all. Put a bridal party member on the task of recopying the vows or printing them out small enough to fit on something manageable (Make sure it's something you can read easily and clearly). Don't get me wrong, If it really comes down to it, ugly looking paper with heartfelt vows are better then not having them at all. But, if you give a little extra effort with a little extra time, the results will be more magical.
So here's the summary...
-Keep vows large enough to read but as small as possible, consider double sided if you need more space, or a notebook with nultiple pages
- pick an off white paper, or even something decorative. You've planned a whole day already with themes and special touches, so make this something you consider as well.
- Ask for help if needed, put a designated person on this, like a bridesmaid or groomsmen.
- Your extra time may not be wasted. Take those specially prepared vows and put them in a shadow box with other mementos from the day. 20 or 30 years from now you will enjoy revisiting them.
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