Beach Weddings: Beach Wedding Vows

Beach Wedding Vows
Write your own wedding poem!

beach wedding vows

Write your own beach wedding vows to make your marriage in the sun truly unique.

If you've decided to get married on a beach in the sun, you've already decided to ignore the traditional church wedding followed by a hotel reception. So why not do something equally different and choose your own wedding vows, in keeping with the more casual nature of a sunshine and sand-filled day?

Think it sounds odd? Well not if you can add a truly personal touch to your big day by saying something unique, rather than the same words that thousands of other couples recite.

Beach Weddings - Saying "I Do"

  • Your wedding vows are, traditionally, a really important part of the marriage ceremony but that doesn't mean they can't have a modern contemporary twist.

  • Writing your own vows to make them more personal sounds like fun but actually writing them isn't.

    Putting your feelings for your partner down on paper may come easily to you but what about your husband to be? Will he feel comfortable writing his own vows, after all you don't want to write them for him!

  • It's important to sit down together to throw around some ideas as to what you might want to say. If ideas don't come easily, there are plenty of places to look for help as others will have written their own vows before you.

  • For inspiration you could look at love poems or just write down 10 things about each other that you adore. Or you can ask advice from the pastor or wedding officials that will preside over the ceremony. They will have plenty of suggestions for you.

Beach Wedding Ideas - Love Poems

One idea for your beach wedding vows is to recite a love poem, either one you have written yourself or one borrowed or begged from someone else!

Whilst ancient phrases like

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty," - that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know

written by the famous Romantic poet Keates are way too heavy for the beach, modern poets like Nicholas Gordon have plenty of poems available online for free.

Here's an excerpt from one of his poems:

wedding vow poem

Beach Themed Wedding Vows

If you're feeling really creative, why not match your beach wedding vows with the theme of your marriage?

The above poem for instance can be used for a nautical theme or you could talk about your love for the things you like to do together if the theme of your wedding is your hobby!

If still struggling for ideas, simply add a couple of personal phrases onto the traditional vows to make them that bit more special.

Here's an example:

"I take you as my husband/wife, and promise to walk by your side forever, as your best friend, your lover, and your soul mate.
I promise to support your dreams and to be there for you for all of our lives."

Finally, don't forget that the style of many island beach wedding ceremonies, especially in places like Hawaii, is far more relaxed. Whilst they conform to tradition by incorporating many of the traditional wedding vows, the wording is altered so that it feels far more contemporary. This can be unique enough for many couples.

Don't forget to include "I Do!"

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