Wedding Vows & Toasts
To help you write your own wedding vows, we rounded up famous quotes, song lyrics, and the best lines from film and TV. We have tips for writing traditional vows, as well as funny wedding vow ideas. If you're the maid-of-honor or best man preparing for your wedding toast, we've got inspiration for you, too—from how long your toast should be to what you should say in your speech.
9 Things to Know About Writing Your Wedding Vows
You don't have to be a modern-day Shakespeare to write your own wedding vows. Here's how to put pen to paper.AdvertisementAdvertisementPost
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Unique Wedding Vows for the Modern CoupleTake a cue from these brides and grooms, who traded the traditional for the unexpected by peppering your wedding vows with personal details and funny inside jokes.
How to Write a Maid of Honor Speech That Everyone Will Raise a Glass ToSeven steps for crafting a heartfelt message that honors the newlywed couple.
7 Tips for Delivering a Best Man Speech That Doesn’t DisappointSay a few words the bride and groom will be delighted to hear.
Father of the Bride Speeches That Knocked It Out of the ParkWhen these fathers of the bride (and groom) took the mic, they delivered toasts that wowed the crowd. Watch and learn, then use our tips to draft your own masterpiece.
The 20 Best Love Quotes of All TimeWe rounded up romantic quotes to help inspire your own wedding vows.
How Not to Mess Up Your Wedding VowsIt's nerve-wracking to pledge your life and love to your partner as everyone who's important to you watches. But staying calm before and during the ceremony is easier than you think. Whether you've written custom wedding vows or are going with the tried-and-true version, here's how to deliver a solid performance, minus the butterflies!Post
This Groom's Poetic Vows Might Be the Best Of All Time
The 4 Types of Toasts You'll Hear at Every Wedding
The good, the bad, the ugly, and the redundant.Gallery
14 Wedding Vow Booklets We Love
Create a keepsake you'll cherish forever.Post
Lena Dunham Rocked Her Speech at Friend Audrey Gelman's Wedding
We're not even a little bit surprised, TBH.Post
What NOT to Do While Giving a Wedding Toast
Avoid cringe-worthy looks as you raise your glass.Post
You Have to See Lin-Manuel Miranda's Musical Wedding Toast to His Wife
What else would you expect from the Hamilton star?Post
7 Ways to Overcome Wedding Vow Writer's Block
The words and emotions are in your heart but you can't get them out. Take a look at some effective ways to kickstart your vow writing.Post
The Stages of Giving a Wedding Toast
"Maybe I should rap it?"Post
The Pros and Cons of Writing Your Own Vows
Should you do it? Or is it better to go with the tried and true wording that everyone knows and expects? Take a look at the upsides and downsides of customizing your vows to help you decide.Post
The Best Maid-of-Honor Speeches of All Time
From raps to song covers to mashups, get inspired by these seriously amazing MOH speeches.Post
5 Things No One Tells You About Being a Best Man
The guide to being the ultimate wingman.Post
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon Renewed Their Vows Because They Love Each Other That Much
The How to Get Away With Murder star and her actor husband said "I do"—again—in an elegant ceremony over Valentine’s Day Weekend.Post
The Most Romantic Song Lyrics of All Time
Classic songs, new tracks, and forgotten tunes perfect for the first dance, date night at home, or Valentine's Day.Post
15 Things Your Officiant Wished You Knew
There's more to your wedding ceremony than simply saying, "I do"Post
The Unofficial Rules of Being a Maid of Honor
You've been there for your best friend through countless breakups, makeups, and this crazy thing called life. Now, you're right there by her side—behind her, in the wings, and within earshot at all times as she gets hitched. Being a maid of honor ("honor" being the operative word) is best left for those with a "can-do" attitude and not for the weak, entitled, or faint of heart. Prepping for and executing this task requires patience, determination, and a willingness to take one for the bride at any cost even if your life depends on it. Should this be a mission you choose to accept, there are a few universal pearls to consider before taking the plunge.AdvertisementAdvertisementPost
A Handy Workbook to Help You Write Your Wedding Vows
To help you put promises to your partner into words, our wedding vow ribbon-bound booklet is twofold: the "workbook" section offers questions and prompts (Describe your first date from start to finish. What do you admire about your fiancé? Whose relationship do you hope to model, and why?), and the blank pages at the back offer space to write a rough draft and the final version.Post
15 Heart-Wrenching Love Quotes from Literature
If you're like us, you well up every time there is a proposal in a commercial, watch an overly romantic moment in a rom-com, or read a sweet love quote in your favorite book. (Three cheers for being a sap!) But those iconic lines from literature can do more than just make you grab a tissue—they can serve as serious wedding vow inspiration, too!Gallery
A Handsome Philly Wedding with Creative Details
How does our Design Director get married? By focusing on two stylish patterns, three signature colors, and, above all, his one true love.Post
Watch: Your Favorite Movie Wedding Scenes in 4 Minutes
Revisit all of your old favorites in this amazing mashup video.See More