After 28 years together, KISS bassist, Gene Simmons, married his girlfriend Shannon Tweed at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Saturday, People reports.  The couple exchanged vows that they wrote themselves in front of 400 guests, which included Hugh Hefner and Bill Maher.  Their wedding will appear in  the reality show Gene Simmons Family Jewels on Oct. 18.

What are the advantages of writing your own vows for your wedding?

Cupid’s Advice:

Writing your own vows can be overwhelming, but there are advantages to it.  Here are several reasons why you should write them:

1. Express your feelings: It will give you an opportunity to put a voice to your heart and make promises to your spouse.

2. Originality: When writing your own instead of reciting traditional wedding vows, your friends and family will get a feel for how much you love your partner.

3. Behavior changes: Traditional wedding vows have been heard so many times that the meaning behind them isn’t quite there.  By reciting original vows, your behavior will convey how much you want to marry your significant other.

Did you or will you write your own wedding vows?  Let us know in a comment below.