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Your wedding ceremony is one of the biggest moments in your life and everything leading up to that moment is important too. When your guests receive the wedding invitations they'll mark their calendars and your female friends will probably start looking for hairstyles and trying on party dresses. As for you, you'll probably decide if you want something different from the traditional wedding vows. If you want to write your own personal wedding vows and you want to add some humour to them, we're going to help you get started.

How to write funny vows

If you're the type of couple who are looking for funny wedding cake toppers, you might also like the idea of writing some funny wedding vows. If you've decided that traditional wedding vows aren't for you, writing your own vows is a beautiful way to express your love to your future spouse in front of all your closest friends and family. Remember that wedding ceremonies can seem longer for some guests, so by adding a touch of laughter to your ceremony, everyone will be more present and may even enjoy it more.

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Step 1: Don't be shy!

Writing wedding vows for her or for him can feel like a big responsibility, but it'll be fine! Start by writing down all the lovely romantic thoughts about your future husband/wife that you can think of. Don't be shy; no one has to ever read this, but it's important to have them in mind so that you express your emotions and love. You need this writing material so that you can adapt it with some humour after step 2.

Step 2: Share anecdotes

Write down all the funny things you experienced together, the funny jokes you both love, the times you laughed together, etc. Remember to think of simple anecdotes that are easy to share. If you're the groom, you'll have some extra time during your groom speech to share more anecdotes if you want. These should be things that neither of you would be embarrassed by.

You could mention a funny anecdote about how you first met, your first date, etc. Also write about habits he/she has that you find charming or unique. Write it all down because next you'll find the best writing material for your wedding vows.

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Step 3: Mash up with Step 1 and Step 2!

Combine some romance with some humour. Take the emotions you expressed from step 1 and do a mash up with some of the anecdotes from step 2. You might come up with several possibilities. Remember that it might take a few drafts before getting it just right. You can create several humorous lines within your funny, romantic vows or simply end the vows with one funny anecdote. Here we've written a few examples:

Sparks fly when I'm with you, like the time our dinner exploded in the microwave.

On our first date my heart melted. It was blasting hot outside, but you bought me a fan to cool me off.

I will always love you, in sickness and in health, for rich or for poor, as long as you don't take all the covers at night.

Once you've written your vows take the time to practice reading it. Make pauses in the moments you think people might laugh and if you're going to read from a paper take time to look up at everyone when you speak. Just like with the wedding speeches, you'll need to practice until you feel comfortable with it. This will ensure that you are less nervous, since you might be nervous enough as it is when the time comes. And as a last tip, remember that you should feel comfortable physically as well. This is one more reason to pick comfortable wedding shoes so that you aren't distracted by pain while you stand during your ceremony. Now you're ready to start writing your funny wedding vows that will make your wedding extra special.