28 June 2012

A promise of love

Couples around the world are always looking for ways to personalize their weddings – and writing your own promises is one way to make your day extra special.

In need of a little inspiration? Whether you are thinking of reciting your own vows during the official wedding ceremonyor simply sharing your promises with each other privately, here are some tips to get you started.

  1. Before you set pen to paper, agree on the format with your partner. How many promises do you intend to make to each other? You may want to set a word limit.
  2. Don’t get stressed. Writing your own promises is an opportunity to make your wedding romantic and intimate – so have fun!
  3. Be specific. What do you love about your partner? What makes them special? And what makes your love story unique? It’s the little details that will bring your promises to life and make them meaningful to you.
  4. Don’t be afraid to talk about the small things. The everyday promises – a cup of tea every morning; a kiss before you go to work – can be just as important to a marriage as the big, romantic gestures.
  5. You have made a promise from the heart – so keep your promises alive after the ceremony. Write them out on a beautiful piece of paper and present them to each other on your first anniversary, or why not have them framed?

Real-life inspiration

People from around the world have been sharing their love promises with Forevermark. Will any of these inspire your wedding promises?

“From now on, the only tears you shed will be tears of joy.” Wai, Hong Kong

“To laugh at myself and never at you.” Valerie, India

“I promise to always look in your eyes, hold your hand, and whisper sweet nothings.” Kamaljit, India

“Never forget to say ‘thank you’, ‘I love you’, and ‘I’m sorry.’” Baby Figaro, Japan

“On 7th June every year, let’s go back to where you first professed your love to me.” Megumi, Japan

“I can make you two promises now. First, to give you a home, a home that can keep you warm. Second, I can make you a daily promise to make you happy.” Xiao, China

See more inspirational promises from around the world and share a promise of your own at www.forevermark.com/promise