Funny wedding vows idea
Many couples choose funny wedding vows to reflect their creative and fun-loving side. Using humor is also a great way to add some entertainment to the ceremony that will create a lasting memory for your guests. However, there are a couple of things to keep in mind while writing these types of vows:
1. Don’t go overboard with the humor–keep it G rated!
2. Avoid inside jokes that will just confuse your guests.
3. Share any vows you write with your partner prior to the big day—you do not want bad surprises!
Where do you begin writing your funny wedding vows? First, think about what you and your partner have in common and what you definitely do not. Is one of you a slob and the other a neat freak? Is one of you a fabulous cook and the other terrible? Next, consider your hobbies and personalities. Are you both sailors? Do you both love a certain sports team? Be creative!
Funny Wedding Vow Idea #1: Add Personal Promises
Perhaps the simplest way to add some humor to your wedding vows is to use mostly traditional vows, but add a line or two for personalization. For example, when Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were married, Jennifer told Brad “I promise to always make your favorite banana milkshake.” They also promised to “split the difference on the thermostat.” Maybe the bride will vow to let the groom watch his favorite team on Sundays uninterrupted, while the groom vows to take the bride shopping.
Funny Wedding Vow Idea #2: The Dr. Seuss Wedding Vows
Minister: Will you take her as your wife? Will you love her all your life?
Groom: Yes, I take her as my wife, Yes, I’ll love her all my life.
Minister: 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.
Funny Wedding Vow Idea #3: Financial Quips
Instead of “for better or worse, for richer, for poorer…” the bride makes a show of only repeating “for richer.”
Groom says “for better or worse, for richer, for poorer….when you buy your $400 shoes.”
Funny Video: Bride Can’t Stop Laughing During Vows
“In this clip: Her husband accidentally pronounces ‘lawfully’ as ‘wawfully,’ and she cracks up so much that they had to take a break in the ceremony.”
Funny Wedding Vow Idea #4: Using Vows From a Movie or TV Show
Do you have a favorite TV show or movie where the characters were married? You may be able to find the vows the characters spoke online. Here, we have some vows from some popular movies and TV shows.
“I, Craig, take you, Christina, to be my wife, my best friend, and my first mate. Through sickness and health, clear skies and squalls.”
“I, Christina, take you, Craig, to be my best friend and my captain, to be your anchor and your sail, your starboard and your port.” — Christina to Craig in the movie Wedding Crashers
“For so long, I wondered if I would ever find my prince, my soul mate. Then three years ago, at another wedding, I turned to a friend for comfort. Instead I found everything I’d ever been looking for my whole life. And now here we are with our future before us. And I only want to spend it with you – my prince, my soul mate, my friend.” — Monica Gellar to Chandler Bing on the TV show, Friends
“When was it that we fell in love? When we were 18 or 16, maybe 10? I don’t know, ‘cause the truth is, I can’t picture a time when I wasn’t in love with you. I always knew you were the one that could look into my eyes and see my soul. I don’t question your commitment to us, and I know that there’s nothing that we can’t work through. And I accept you as my partner and as my best friend, above all others. It’s a miracle to find the kind of peace and happiness that you’ve given me. And in honor of that miracle, I pledge before our family and friends to love and to cherish you forever.” — David Silver to Donna Martin on the TV show, Beverly Hills, 90210
“I was thinking of a poem before when I was getting ready, and I think it starts, ‘I carry your heart in my heart. I am never without it. Anywhere I go, you go.’ I’m probably messing the whole thing up, but I think the end goes, ‘And this is the wonder that keeps the starts apart. I carry your heart. I carry it in my heart.’ So I guess what I’m saying is, let’s just try to love each other and persevere.” – Luka Kovac to Abby Lockhart on the TV show ER
“Past my mind, beyond my heart, I love you from my soul. And that’s the space where only you and God dwell.” – Frankie to Vanessa in the movie Madea’s Family Reunion
Funny Wedding Vow Idea # 5: Show Them Who’s the Boss
Minister to Bride: Do you take this man to be your husband?
Bride: I do.
Minister to Groom: Do you take this woman to be your wife?
Bride: He does.
Funny Wedding Vow Idea #6: References to Hobbies, Interests, Sports Teams, etc.
“I, Anne, take you Bob, to be my spouse, at the mall or on the golf course, at the computer or with the bridge club, as long as we both shall live.”
“I promise to love and cherish you as much as I do our dog, Buster.”
“I promise to love you as much as I love my credit card and not hold your poor fashion sense against you.”
“I will love you in sickness and in health, from this day forward, until death parts us, or until you become a Yankees fan.”
“I, Joe, promise to love you, Amanda, even through your need to listen to hair bands from the 1980s. I will learn to love Guns n’ Roses, Skid Row, Motley Crue, and Poison as much as I love you. I promise for now and forever not to criticize your music choice.”
Funny Wedding Vow Idea #7: Spice up Traditional Phrases
Instead of saying “till death do us part” try using “to infinity and beyond.”
Funny Wedding Vow Idea # 8: Rhyming
I John, take you Mary, to be my lawfully wedded wife.
To be together in happiness and strife,
To have and to hold,
Even if your cooking grows mold.
I love you in richness and in debt,
And cherish all moments since we have met.
I promise to love you until the end of my days,
As long as you stay out of my baseball plays.
I pledge to be faithful
Even when we’re old and dull.
**Note: When writing your funny wedding vows, remember that not everyone has the same sense of humor, so try to appeal to the masses—not just your college friends.
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