Love is in the air for newlyweds Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes, who exchanged their personalized vows on Friday at a private home in California, according to People.  The two exchanged their vows in front of 40 guests who thought they were attending the couple’s engagement party, but instead were surprised by witnessing the two tie the knot in an intimate wedding.  In attendance were Cibrian’s sons Mason, 7, and Jake, 4, from his previous marriage as well as a few close family members and friends.

What are the benefits to writing your own vows?

Cupid’s Advice:

Deciding whether to write your own vows for your wedding or sticking with the traditional ones can be difficult.  Cupid’s got some benefits to keeping it original:

1. They come from the heart: By writing your own vows, you can truly express how you feel about your significant other.  It helps make your special day that much more meaningful and romantic.

2. They help make the marriage yours: Other than the venue, guests, clothing and theme, a couple doesn’t have much say in the sacred process of marriage.  The same speech is given at every wedding in order to make it official, but by exchanging your own vows, you put a personal spin on the proceedings.

3. They help make the day unforgettable: Personal vows help make your wedding even more unforgettable.  When the going gets tough in your marriage, you’ll always have your vows to look back on to get you through a difficult time.

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