So I took a stab at writing my own little “letter” to read to Mr. Sew at our ceremony. My thoughts are to read our heartfelt sentiments to each other, then commence with the rings and traditional vows. I always love it when couples say something personal to each other. There’s something that just seems so special about it.
Anyway, I think I came up with a fairly good little piece. It conveys what I feel about as much as words can express, and I tried to keep the inside jokes and anything else that might embarrass us years from now out entirely. It’s honest, light on froof, with a touch of my own quirky spirit. I think Mr. Sewing would like it.
And speaking of Mr. Sew, as far as I know, he hasn’t written two words. I know he’s not entirely comfortable having his writing compared to mine, as he has always been strictly a numbers guy. But I know whatever he ends up writing will still be from his heart, whether it’s eloquent or not.
I imagine he’d say something like this:
(Manga image from Hot Gimmick, by Miki Aihara)
*Sigh* So here are the options –
- Share what I have wrote and look over his to make sure they are roughly the same length and seriousness? I mean, I’ve been to a wedding where the groom wrote completely deep and beautiful things, and the bride’s was more of a light-hearted inside joke. It didn’t exactly mesh to us confused guests – but then again, the guests don’t really matter when it comes to one’s personal statement towards the other, do they?
- Keep everything completely hush-hush and be in for a surprise.
- Give them to a 3rd party to evaluate for us. This person would have to be someone we both trust to judge our personal sentiments without laughing or snarking (aka no close friends or family)!
Mr. Sew would also like to add an option #4, which is the scenario in which I write his letter for him. Since that really defeats the whole purpose, I’m tossing this “option”.
As much as I want to express how much my future husband means to me, I don’t want him to have anxiety over this. Bad things happen when Mr. Sew has anxiety.
Did you or will you write your own sentiments? Is it a secret or are you well rehearsed?