22 Wedding Vow Books You'll Cherish Forever
Penning your promises into a wedding vow book is a great way to create a keepsake out of these important, meaningful words. After all, there's no better way to bring those wedding memories flooding back than by flipping through your vows a few times every year—a formal vow book makes that possible. Another bonus? A notecard or plain old journal virtually guarantees that your ceremony words will get lost over the years. A vow book, on the other hand, will ensure that the promises you made on that day stay with you for the rest of your married life.
That's why we've rounded up the prettiest wedding vow books on the market right now. It's important to note that these journals aren't just for the final drafts—purchase one of these beauties ahead of time so you can use it to write notes and ideas for your vows in the months leading up tot he wedding (that's a brainstorming process you don't want to forget!).
Though these pretty books will surely inspire you, you're probably also wondering about how to start writing. Set aside some time about a month before the wedding to contemplate spending the rest of your life with your love—and then document what you feel. Ask yourself questions like, "What do I admire about my future partner? How did we fall in love? What do I love most about him or her? What do I hope for our future together?" You can even pull in quotes from literature or scripture to help you express your feelings. Just be sure to jot every fleeting thought down in your vow book. Click through to discover the booklet that'll hold your biggest promises.
Once Upon a Time
Your love story is a fairy tale, so why not pen your storybook ending in a journal that perfect sums it up?
Smythson "Once Upon a Time" Premier Notebook, $110, smythson.com
Looking for a vow book that's as unique as your relationship? Blue Sky Papers offers customers three vow book styles—a traditional book, a holder, and a portfolio—so you can choose exactly how you'd like your heartfelt words displayed. You also have a ton of leeway with color. Choose from pretty shades and materials like sage linen, plum satin, and champagne silk.
Blue Sky Papers Wedding Vow Keepsake Book, from $38, blueskypapers.com
You can use this quirky journal to jot down all of your pre-wedding ramblings, from planning anxiety and to-do lists to notes for your planner and hopes and dreams for your future. It's also a perfect place to write the first draft of your wedding vows.
Kate Spade "Bride 2 Be" Notebook, $16, bloomingdales.com
We love this modern marble interpretation of "his" and "hers" vow books.
Paper Bound Love Marble Personalized Vow Books, from $21 for 2, etsy.com
This textured notebook would feel right at home at a bohemian outdoor wedding—which makes sense, considering its creator draws her inspiration from the Pacific landscape, folk art, and antique textiles.
Jess Feury Woven Journal, $28, anthropologie.com
His and Hers
Here's another cool take on "his" and "hers" vow books. While both books are in the same color family, notice how one is (subtly!) more masculine than the other.
Nostalgic Imprints Calligraphy Vow Book, from $22, etsy.com
Getting hitched on the beach? These journals will surely match your palm leaf, monstera, and protea wedding bouquet.
Paper Bound Love Tropical Personalized Vow Books, from $21, etsy.com
Hand-crafted with authentic suede leather and a twine enclosure, these neutral notebooks are as rustic-wedding-ready as it gets.
Leathered with Love Rustic Vow Books, from $40, etsy.com
Opt for the embossed profile feature for a vow book that is (literally) unlike anyone else's.
Blue Sky Papers Leather Vow Book, $69, blueskypapers.com
Available in pink, white, and blue, these flower-topped books are so romantic. You also have the option of adding your names in gold foil (always a good idea!).
Blush Printables Floral Vow Books, from $25, etsy.com
The gold foil press header on this linen vow bow gives it a distinctly antique quality. Its elongated shape is also noteworthy.
Seniman Calligraphy Linen Wedding Vow Book, $40 for 2, etsy.com
Set your wedding vows in durable maple or cherry wood, and you can virtually guarantee that they'll stay in mint condition for the rest of your married lives.
Red Berry Guest Books Wooden Vow Book, from $25, etsy.com
If you're going for a vintage vibe on the big day, these handmade paper books, complete with scroll-inspired textured edges, are a sound option.
Seniman Calligraphy Letterpress Wedding Vow Booklet, $50, etsy.com
These petite books ribbon enclosure allows you to physically untie your wedding vows when it's time to read them—a beautiful metaphor that signifies the opening of your life as married partners.
Le Pomme et La Pipe Press Wedding Vow Book, from $10, etsy.com
Though we'd choose this sage green silk velvet vow book in a heartbeat, it comes in a series of inspired colors, like red wine, peach, and deep sea blue.
Elmo Paper Stories Velvet Vow Book in "Sage Green," $87, elmo-paperstories.com