You set your wedding date so start taking notes for your vows! Spend some time writing, editing and practicing your vows outloud before your special day. Your officiator will have the traditional sermon for your wedding ceremony, and before the rings are exchanged, vows are promised to each other. You can choose to write your vows together, or if you choose to write them separately, it is a good idea to agree how many minutes you would ike to take. Make your words meaningful and personable, and remember you have an audience so you may want to keep private jokes or cliches to yourself. Many brides and grooms use a notecard so they do not forget their vows, as nerves may take over. It is a good idea to give the Officiant a copy, in case he/she needs to fill in, if emotions take over. Some ideas you may want to inlcude in your vows are: the first time you met, when you fell in love or knew you wanted to spend the rest of your life with your partner, your commitment to your partner or anything you like from the heart. Overall, this is a very important time during your special day, so be sure to take the time to write your vows to the person you chose to spend the rest of your life with. Keeping your notes for a keepsake is a wonderful way to celebrate your first anniversay, and future years to come. Congratulations!