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So we’re back to our topic of wedding vows and where they came from. As I stated in our last post, in the Roman Empire it was considered a ‘vow of marriage by mutual consent’ initiated by the father on behalf of his daughter. However, according to Catholicism, wedding vows are referred to as a ‘Rite of Marriage’ and it goes a little something like this;
“I, ____, take you, ____, to be my (husband/wife). I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life1.”
So miss modern bride – what do you think? Do you promise to be true to your soon-to-be hubby? Of course you do. But you do understand that the ‘Rite of Marriage’ wedding vows are legally binding right? Well, let me rephrase the question. Do you promise to tell your soon-to-be husband the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth all of days of your life? Uummmm…
Yeah, like when you want those Jimmy Choo’s that you agreed during marriage counseling that you wouldn’t make a large purchase without his consent; only you and your single bestie went to the mall and they were having a sale and she conveniently convinced you to get them. Yeah, that kind of truth. Do you promise to tell your husband the truth - that you made that large purchase without his approval? SMH.
It’s things like this you need to consider when writing your wedding vows Ms. Thing. No, you don’t have to write “I promise to buy Jimmy Choo’s only when they’re on sale” in them; but remember that you’re making a vow young lady to be true to the man you vowed to be legally binded to for the rest of your life; and that truth includes more than just being faithful! So are you still having trouble writing your vows? Give us a call at (214)381-6367 and let our Invitation Blogger give you some inspiration. And don’t forget that we have some fabulously inexpensive wedding save-the-dates, bridal shower, and wedding invitations! So visit invitationwarehouse.com!
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