Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Wedding vows a la Dr. Seuss

Polka Dot Bride posted last week wedding vows written by Marty Blase in the fashion of a Dr. Seuss book. I love the whimsical lightness of these lyrical vows. . .though you'll notice that all of the serious stuff in traditional vows is still in there. Imagine how entertained you would be as a guest if the couple exchanged vows like these.

A snippet:

Pastor: Will you answer me right now
These questions, as your wedding
vow?
Groom: Yes, I will answer right now
Your questions as my wedding
vow.
Pastor: Will you take her as your wife?
Will you love her all your
life?
Groom: Yes, I'll take her as my wife,
Yes, I'll love her all my
life.
Pastor: Will you have, and also hold
Just as you have at this time
told?
Groom: Yes, I will have, and I will hold
Just as I have at this time
told,
Yes, I will love her all my life
As I now take her as my wife. .
.

You can read the entire vows here. I do think it's a little bit long, especially since this is just the groom's part. Maybe you could mix in the bride's vows as well, so there's a back and forth between the officiant, bride and groom.

Obviously vows like this will only work for certain couples. You need to be okay with being lighthearted during a ceremony celebrating a very serious commitment (Marty's bride actually vetoed this idea, so they didn't even use them). And what makes it is the quick-paced banter, just like a Dr. Seuss book, so you'll need to be comfortable with performing in front of your guests--and confident in your memory skills. Even so, any bride or groom is subject to an emotional memory lapse when they're reciting their vows, so a cheat sheet is definitely a must.

5 comments:

Polka Dot Bride said...

It would certainly take a lot of commitment to remember them!

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