Hello, hive! We’re launching a new ongoing series here on the blog called After the Wedding. The idea is that bloggers who have already gone through the planning stage get to come back and let you in on a little inside info about what goes on “after the wedding”…get it? We’re starting today with the topic of vows, and how couples are living up to the vows they took (or not). I’ll kick it off with my two cents!
If you don’t remember me (I don’t blame you—I got married five years ago!), you can catch up on my recap posts starting here. When writing our ceremony, we decided to go with traditional vows. It just felt right to us, even though we’re not really “traditional” in most aspects of our lives, because we are kind of shy about PDA and talking about how much we love each other and why in front of people. I guess we just like to keep that stuff private. Also, did I mention we are lazy? Because we are lazy. And writing original vows that are personally meaningful (but not embarrassingly so) and not trite sounded like a task we were just not up for.
So, here are the words we said to each other on that day five years ago:
I the Dude, take you Miss Mouse, to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.