BRIDES magazine introduces the vow-o-matic: a fill-in-the-blank wedding vow-spewing machine (sort of), especially for brides and grooms with writer's block. Your wedding vows don't have to rival Shakespeare in lyricism and shouldn't compete with War and Peace in length. Set a chunk of time aside for yourself when you'll be alone and clear of distractions, and make them simple and personal. Start with the following framework and you can't go wrong:
_____________ (name of fiance/fiancee), you are_____________(my truest companion/my dearest love/my perfect match/the one I want to be with forever/the person who fills my heart). Today I take you to be my ________(wife/husband/partner). I promise that I will be_____________(faithful/loyal/supportive/with you/beside you) in everything you do. I vow to_____________(honor you/cherish you/value you/love you/hold you/support you/laugh and cry with you/always come home to you)_____________(so long as we both shall live/for the rest of your lives/until the end of time).
—Lexi Dwyer, BRIDES magazine