Humor works well at all occasions, so why should your wedding wows lack the magic touch? Humor can help lighten the mood and also make your wedding vows unforgettable for you and for your guests.
When planning humorous vows, it would be better for the couple to do so together. Thus there will be no surprises on the wedding day and none of the newly weds will be caught on the wrong foot. The last thing one needs is a partner who is not too happy about what you said on your special day.
The couple should discuss about the things that they would like to add to the vows. They can write their own vows or add a few phrases or lines to the traditional vows to make them personalized for them as a couple.
Some ideas would be the common interest that the couple shares or certain habits or hobbies that each of them has. The couple can use reference to how and where they met first or fell in love with each other or even proposed.
The bride can promise to let the groom watch his games or go out for stag nights or other such things of his interest on the other hand the groom can promise to love his bride through her moodiness or shopping binges or endless hours at the salon.
Keep the vows more on a general track so that the guests don’t feel left out with all the inside jokes. Also it is better to keep the humor reigned into the G category, so as to not offend any one’s sensibilities.
The couple can make the vows personal by referring to certain things that they promise to do for the other partner. It could be cooking for them or keeping peace with the mother in law or some such light hearted thing.
If the bride is not a great cook she could promise to not kill her groom with her bad cooking or the groom could promise to love her even if she gave burnt dinners every day of the week.
Or if the couple is so inclined they can go the Dr. Seuss way with rhyming vows that sound funny when recited aloud. Or they could choose their favorite vows from a movie or a television serial that is a common favorite. A couple of personal favorites being:
“For so long, I wondered if I would ever find my prince, my soul mate. Then three years ago, at another wedding, I turned to a friend for comfort. Instead I found everything I’d ever been looking for my whole life. And now here we are with our future before us. And I only want to spend it with you – my prince, my soul mate, my friend.” — Monica Gellar to Chandler Bing on the TV show, Friends”
“Past my mind, beyond my heart, I love you from my soul. And that’s the space where only you and God dwell.” – Frankie to Vanessa in the movie Madea’s Family Reunion
There is a lot the couple can do to make their marriage vows less stressful and unforgettable for both of them. All it requires is a little inspiration and a lot of creativity.