Should I Do a Private Vow Reading?

3 Reasons Why You Might Want To Do a Private Vow Reading on Your Elopement or Wedding Day

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Are you thinking about doing a private vow reading with your significant other on your big day? If so, you’re not alone. This may be a great compromise if you’re trying to meld together different views and or people during your day. Or it might help if you’re just looking to have some quiet time with your soon to be spouse. Here are 3 reasons why you may want to do a private vow reading on your elopement or wedding day. Ultimately its up to you and what you want your day to be like!

Reason #1 – Alone Time with Your Significant Other is Important

Elopements and wedding days can be busy and filled with sharing time with family and friends. Its easy to get pulled in a lot of different directions even when you’re doing a small celebration. Taking a moment for a private vow reading with your significant other before the ceremony can be a calming moment in the middle of fun and sometimes chaotic day. It gives the two of you a moment with each other without anyone else which can be a really lovely time on your elopement or wedding day.

Reason #2 – You’re Not Super Excited to Bear Your Heart in Front of Groups of People

If you’re a little bit shy or more of a private person this might be a great option. I’ve had couples do very custom private vow readings with each other and then more of a template vow exchange during the actual ceremony. This gave them the option to share their deepest feelings with each other and open up on a level they wouldn’t feel comfortable doing so in front of say their Grandma. But also give them the chance to celebrate with family by sharing a different version of vows in the ceremony.

Reason #3 – The Thought of Being More Adventurous with Part of Your Day and Still Sharing a Ceremony With Others Sounds Wonderful

Many elopement couples do a private vow reading because it gives them the best of both worlds. They can share in a ceremony with a small group of family and friends but still have an adventurous time beforehand alone. It could be that doing a private vow ceremony in a remote place off the beaten path requires a little more effort than some family members can give. Especially if there are grandparents or people with health issues who want to join in the celebration, they may just not be able to access a lot of locations. So doing a ceremony to include those people may not be exactly what you want. But having a private vow reading beforehand will give you the freedom to go someplace you really want to go to and share that moment with your significant other.

To Do or Not Do a Private Vow Reading?

I hope this helps give you some food for thought as you envision what you want your day to be like. Remember there’s no right or wrong answers. It really depends on what’s most important to you. Have fun planning! Want to read more about this Topic on The Plunge? Check out their article here. They also go into some more detail about suggestions on how to write your vows.

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February 11, 2022

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