Penning your own vows is also one of the loveliest ways to personalize your wedding. These six couples pulled it off beautifully—read their sentiments and you'll be inspired to start writing your own.

A Playful Riff

For their Camarillo, Calif., wedding, Asia Ledbetter, who runs a tutoring business, and Craig Citro, a mathematician, decided to skip the solemn, traditional vows and go for a playful, Dr. Seuss-inspired version. "We love making people laugh, so the vows really tied that all together for us," says Asia.

Officiant: Will you love with all your heart? From now until death do you part?

Asia and Craig: Yes, we will love with all our heart
From now until death do us part,
And we will love if we are rich,
And if we're broke and in a ditch,
And when we're fit, and when we're sick,
(Oh, CAN'T we get this finished quick?)
And we will love through good and bad,
And we will love when glad or sad.

Asia: And I will have, and I will hold.
(I think this might be getting old!)
I'll love him my entire life.

Craig: Please, can't I take her as my wife?
Officiant: Then if you'll take her as your wife
And if you'll love him all your life
And if you'll have, and if you'll hold,
From now until the stars grow cold,
And if you'll love through good and bad,
And when happy and when sad,
And love in sickness, and in health,
And when you're poor, and when in wealth,
And if you'll love with all your heart,
From now until death do you part,
Yes, if you'll love through and through,
Please answer with these words:

Asia and Craig: I DO!

Officiant: Good! Now we can finish up with things If you would both exchange the rings.

Officiant: You're married now! So kiss the bride, But please, do keep it dignified.

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