Whether you’re a couple of days on from your proposal or you’re in full wedding planning mode, the truth is that there is so much to think about to get your big day just right. From the guest list to your wedding dress and everything in between, it can be easy to feel a little overwhelmed, but provided you start preparing in advance, there’s nothing to worry about.
One thing that you should check off your list as early as possible is your wedding ceremony script – after all, your vows are perhaps the most important part of your day, and you’ll want them to represent you as a couple, and help you enter into married life the way you decide.
Whilst we naturally don’t have our favorite celebrity wedding scripts in full (the majority want to celebrate their love behind closed doors, without a camera crew in their faces!) there are tidbits floating around the internet that can give you food for thought when writing your script.
Below, we’ve rounded up some of the most interesting to inspire your wedding day…
Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller
Back in 1956, Marilyn married Arthur Miller, and they took a traditional approach to their wedding ceremony script.
“Now that you have joined yourselves in matrimony, may you strive always to meet this commitment with the same spirit you now exhibit,” the vicar said.
“We all bear witness to this ceremony you have just performed and you may now call yourselves by those old and respected names, husband and wife.” Traditional, but sweet!
Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lacey
Vanessa and Nick may not be A-listers, but their wedding was a pretty romantic affair, with Nick telling his bride that he “can’t promise you I will be a perfect husband, but I can promise you that I will always strive to be”.
Vanessa responded with the equally romantic: “you are the most generous person I’ve ever met, especially with your feelings and your love…I am committed to you always and forever as your friend and as your loving wife. I love you.”
Prince William and Kate Middleton
Perhaps one of the most famous and watched weddings of all time, the marriage of William and Kate will forever be in our hearts.
This televised ceremony was a stunning sight, and the couple took a traditional approach to their vows. “I, Catherine Elizabeth, take thee, William Arthur Philip Louis, to my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse: for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health; to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God’s holy law; and thereto I give thee my troth.”
Let their vows inspire your own ceremony script and be a royal princess on your wedding day.
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love
“May you always need one another, not so much to fill the emptiness as to help each other know your fullness,” Cobain and Love’s vows begin.
“This ring by its shape is a symbol of the undying love that exists between you. The substance of which it is composed is a symbol of purity, which shall ever characterize your mind and hearts in all relationships together.”
In fact, Kurt and Courtney had pretty intense vows, but those vows celebrate their undying love for one another and provide a great starting point for other couples to base their vows off of.
George Takei and Brad Altman
For decades, George and Brad were unable to marry, but once the law changed they were quick to prepare their vows and get the ceremony underway.
“Over the more than 21 years we have been together, I have called you many things,” Brad began.
“Some of the things I have called you I can repeat here. I have called you: my life partner, my significant other, my longtime companion, my lover. Now the California Supreme Court says our Golden State has marriage equality. Beginning today, a dream comes true for me. I can add ‘my husband’ to the list of things I call you.”
When it comes to your wedding, you have to speak from your heart, and Brad’s tear-jerking vows are enough to get even the toughest of guests crying!
Whether you’re dreaming of your dream wedding or you’re planning the big day as we speak, we wish you the very best of luck, and a joyous, loving, and life-long marriage.