Cupid's Pulse Article: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Vowed to ‘Make Each Other Laugh’Cupid's Pulse Article: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Vowed to ‘Make Each Other Laugh’

By Erin Minty

Hollywood’s newest married couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds celebrated their surprise wedding on September 9th with vows that they wrote themselves.  The wedding was small and personal, and their vows reflected that feeling. A source revealed to People, “They promised to support and love each other and to make each other laugh.” Reynolds “said he would treasure Blake; she said she would adore him.” The romantic celebration was held at Boone Hall Plantation outside of Charleston, South Carolina, and featured everything from after-dinner s’mores to a paper lantern send off.

What are the advantages to writing your own vows?

Cupid’s Advice

When planning a wedding, the decision to use prewritten vows or to write your own can make a big difference in the tone of your celebration.  Cupid has some advice:

1Personality: Writing your own vows will make what you are saying special and give your long wedding speeches a bit of personality. You can say whatever you want in them; add a touching personal story and individuality that will make your day even more special than it already is.

2. Set the tone: If you want to engage your audience at your wedding, then writing your own vows would be the best way to set whatever tone it is you choose. If you want to make people laugh, tell some funny stories about your partner, or if you want to make people cry, tell your innermost thoughts and feelings towards your partner. It’s your decision!

3. Authenticity: If you and your partner decide to write your own vows, you and your audience will know how authentic the words each of you says are. Although you should already know how your partner feels before you get to the end of the isle, personally written vows will reconfirm everything you have been told as you hear the exact way that your partner is feeling about your marriage.

What were some advantages to writing your own vows?  Let us know in the comments below!