Reciting your vows to one another at the altar is destined to be one of the most tear-jerking, unforgettable moments of the ceremony. But, truth be told, reading your vows off of your phone just doesn’t have the same visual impact that reading from the pages of a gorgeous vow book has. Vow books just rightfully feel special—they are by definition made for such a special moment, after all! Since you have enough on your plate, writing your own vows and all, we’ve curated a collection of the best wedding vow books to use at your ceremony (and keep forever afterward).
From leatherbound books to lush velvet journals, the options are nearly endless when it comes to vow books, so you’re likely to find one here that complements the vibe and aesthetic of your celebration. There are also plenty of customizable options, too, so you can easily incorporate your initials, names, wedding date, and more into this wedding detail. And after putting pen to paper and the “I dos” have all been said, you can save your vow books as keepsakes to look back on the promises you made for years to come.
Read on for the best vow books to show your love.
Etsy Paper Peach Shop Gray & Gold Wedding Vow Books, Set Of 2
These celestial-inspired vow books have us positively starry-eyed. The stunning set includes two vow books, each featuring a foil-printed smattering of stars on their cardstock covers. Inside you’ll find 24 lined pages, and you have your choice of foil colors for the cover design and personalization: gold, rose gold, or silver.
Price at time of publish: $26
Artifact Uprising Vow Book With Soft-Touch Cover
The options are pretty much endless when it comes to Artifact Uprising’s wedding vow books. Available in an incredible range of colors, the pocket-sized book has a soft-touch cover with a few saying options: “Her Vows,” “His Vows,” “Their Vows,” and “Our Vows,” as well as a completely customizable option.
Price at time of publish: $20
Papier Full Of Heart Notebook
Fun and kitschy, this vow book is covered in a bold and bright heart pattern that’s nearly impossible not to fall for. The hardcover can be customized with your names, wedding date, or a special quote, and you can choose between lined, dotted, or plain paper for the 96 pages inside.
Price at time of publish: $30
Ox & Pine Personalized Leather Vow Book
Going for an organic, rustic aesthetic? Your ideal wedding vow book has been found in the form of this personalized notebook from Ox & Pine. Crafted from full-grain leather, it can be customized with the couples’ names or initials, as well as their wedding date. You also have your choice of six leather tones.
Price at time of publish: $25
Zazzle Groovy Colorful Orange Typography Vow Book
Groovy, baby! Perfect for a ‘70s-themed bash or for the couple who loves color, this notebook cover is designed to fit a genuine Moleskine and is handmade in Los Angeles, CA. The soft-yet-water-resistant cover is sealed with vinyl laminate for added protection and it can be customized with the couple’s names and wedding date.
Price at time of publish: $31
Ling's Moment Handcrafted Vow Books
These rustic vow books are crafted from wood, with each including 20 blank pages to jot down all of your special words to one another. In addition to the pair of journals, this set also comes with an engraved wooden gift box where the books can be stored as keepsakes to reread on anniversaries to come.
Price at time of publish: $40
Velvet Raptor Vow Book
With a lush and luxurious feel, this vow book has “fairytale vibes” written all over it. Measuring in at four inches wide and six inches tall, it’s double-sided (with each cover denoting his/his, hers/hers or his/hers vows), so the couple can share one single book. It features 30 blank pages inside its gorgeous velvet binding that’s available in four rich colors.
Velvet Vow Books For Wedding
Want the luxe look of velvet for an inexpensive price? Look to this pair of vow books, available on Amazon. Each features a champagne-colored velvet cover that’s embossed with ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ vows and a satin ribbon closure. Also included is a gift box for storage, as well as a complimentary (and matching!) ring box.
Price at time of publish: $23
Blue Sky Papers Handmade Paper Vow Books
Raw edges and letterpress detailing give these paper vow books an effortlessly romantic feel. With each book measuring 5.5 by 8.5 inches, they’re the perfect size to use for the ceremony (they can be stashed in a jacket pocket or easily held by a bridesmaid). Complete with natural silk ribbons, each has four blank pages inside.
Price at time of publish: $39
Rifle Paper Co. Stitched Notebooks, Set Of 3
Costing less than $20, this notebook set comes with three journals so you’ll each have one to jot down your vows (with one left over in case of mistakes or emergencies). Each boasts a beautiful and lush floral print on its foil-stamped cover. The sky-hued one can even serve as your something blue!
Price at time of publish: $18
Papier Modern Photo Notebook
If name and wedding date engravings just aren't enough personalization for you, then check out this photo notebook from Papier. You can customize it with a special photo of yourself and your partner—such as a snapshot from your engagement shoot—as well as add your names, wedding date, or another short phrase.
Price at time of publish: $30
Etsy Print Smitten Wedding Vow Books, Set Of 2
The design of these wedding vow books is clean and minimalist, featuring greenery accents alongside the couples’ initials and wedding date. The set comes with two saddle-stitched booklets, each with rounded corners, a matte cover, and 12 white-lined pages. You’ll have your choice of a wide selection of colors, and the seller offers additional back-cover printing at no extra charge.
Price at time of publish: $38
Papier Wildflower Notebook
The second most beautiful set of blooms of your wedding day (the first being your bouquet, of course) covers this romantic notebook. With 96 lined, dotted, or blank pages inside, the hardback cover can be personalized with names, your wedding date, or a quote, and it comes complete with a ribbon bookmark.
Price at time of publish: $30
Etsy Seniman Calligraphy Wedding Vow Books With Gold Foil Press In Cool Linen Cover
This pair of wedding vow books has a romantic, vintage feel, thanks to their beautiful linen covers. Professionally pressed with gold foil, each comes complete with 80 lined ivory pages (acid-free to help preserve your heartfelt words) and ribbon bookmarks. Custom calligraphy along the inner cover is available for an additional charge.
Price at time of publish: $40
Etsy Cover Cafe Rustic Wedding Vow Book
Premium cowhide leather is used to craft this set of wedding vow books, each toting its own embossing and texture. Their organic vibe is perfect for more rustic celebrations (think outdoor weddings on luxury ranch resorts), and there are two size options available: a 3.5 x 5 inch, and 5 x 7 inch version.
Price at time of publish: $17 for 3.5" x 5"/ one book
Etsy Copper Cloud Creative Wedding Vow Books
Another set of wooden vow books. This design features boho-esque greenery engraved along the unexpected material. The wood covers are also hand-sanded and sealed with lacquer for a smooth, matte finish that’ll hold up for years to come. The vow books include 20 sheets of acid-free paper and measure 4 x 5 inches.
Price at time of publish: $28 for Single Book
Etsy Jen Simpson Designs Vow Books With Wax Seal
The starring detail of this vow book design is the wax seal embellishment. It adds such a romantic, old-world quality that brings to mind handwritten love letters. Available in both ivory and soft blue hues, the set comes with two vow books that are bound with complementary colored thread and feature four double-sided interior pages.
Price at time of publish: $29
Etsy Modern AlbumDesigns 2 Vow Books Monogram
With a minimalist design and typography, these wedding vow books are a timeless choice. The edges of the 40 unlined pages are trimmed in gold and the hardback covers are available in several colors, as well as in canvas linen or smooth matte finishes. Additionally, you can also customize the books with your and your partner’s initials and wedding date.
Price at time of publish: $40
Etsy The Cozy Comfy Home Wedding Vow Books Mountain Design
Saying “I do” amongst the trees or mountaintops? These wedding vow books will perfectly fit the theme. The set includes two 4 x 5.5 inch booklets that include 24 lined pages. The cardstock covers are available in a wide range of colors and with gold, silver, and rose gold foil printing options.
Ettie Kim Studio Handmade Paper Vow Books
Crafted with eggshell matte paper, these dainty and delicate vow books are available in light blush, grey, or ivory. Each is tied with a matching-color ribbon for an elegant touch.
Price at time of publish: $43
Blue Sky Papers Leather Vow Book
For those who love the look and feel of leather, this keepsake vow book is for you. Blue Sky offers ten different leather colors, each with an optional leather binding ribbon and personalized cover text or emblems.
Price at time of publish: $69
Anthropologie Velvet His and Hers Vow Booklets
This set of vow booklets is truly breathtaking. The pristine white velvet hardcover is adorned with a satiny ribbon and contains eight unlined pages each. Beyond your nuptials, these will be cherished for many years to come.
Price at time of publish: $118
Wedding Story Writer "Vows" Booklet Set
These mini white and blush pink vow booklets are handmade in North Carolina and will fit right in your hand. Each is bound by a sophisticated silk ribbon and contains six pre-cut Italian paper pages.
Price at time of publish: $120
The Keeper Co. Luxury Vow Books
With a hardback cover, metallic page edges, and 64 pages to write your heart out, this luxury vow book set has it all. (It even comes with a keepsake bag to store your books when not in use.) Beyond your wedding day, the interactive writing prompts will give you a chance to reflect on the love that you and your partner share with each other.
Price at time of publish: $49
What to Look For In Vow Books
A vow book is something that's both practical and sentimental. It needs to be sturdy enough to get you through the big day (shaking hands, tears, and all), and also last for the long haul—hopefully it's an heirloom that you will treasure for the duration of your marriage. Look for high quality materials that stand the test of time. Leather, heavy-duty papers, and wood are all great options. Keep the size small and handy, so it's easy to hold during the ceremony. Personalization adds an extra touch that makes the vow book feel special, whether it's for the individual or the couple.
What is a vow book for?
A vow book is a place to record hand-written vows to your partner. It's used during the ceremony, and can be preserved as a wedding keepsake. Many couples like to revisit their vow books during their wedding anniversary.
What should you not write in a vow?
When it comes to vows, sweet and simple usually wins the day. Try to stay away from lengthy personal stories or mentions of past relationships and stick to the sentiment of the wedding ceremony.
How long should a vow last?
Most experts agree that one to two minutes per person is the ideal length for a vow.
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Brides contributor Jamie Cuccinelli has several years of experience in the wedding and lifestyle industries as both an editor and writer for publications such as Brides, Bustle, and The Zoe Report. Her time at Brides has made her somewhat of a gift-giving and wedding-planning pro, as well as an expert in the art of stocking the perfect registry.