Writing Your Perfect Wedding Vows.
Your marriage vows are the most important and meaningful part of your wedding day. Your vows trump everything else: the words you exchange and the promises you make to one another are how you declare your love, affirm your commitment and create your union - legally, spiritually and emotionally.
The words of your vows will live on long after your wedding day. Twenty years from now, will you really care what car you arrived in? Do you think you’ll think back on your cake with tears in your eyes, or cherish the memory of your floral arrangements? No!
What you will cherish is the memory of that simple, unassuming moment when you stood in front of your friends and loved ones and exchanged your vows.
Writing personal wedding vows brings a whole new level of meaning to your ceremony: That magical moment, when you find yourselves standing in front of the people most important to you, publicly declaring your love and commitment to each other in your own words, is a beautiful experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.
But writing personal marriage vows can be scary. They can be tough to write. And yes, you might feel nervous about sharing your most intimate feelings in public; but, personal wedding vows speak straight from the heart and that is exactly why they are so powerful!
There are many different ways you can approach writing your wedding vows and, in truth, you can do whatever you want! After all, they are your wedding vows and they should reflect who you are and who your partner is, and the relationship that you wish to share.
As an experienced Marriage Celebrant I work with couples almost every day; taking care of their legal vows and guiding them in how to write their own personal wedding vows that express exactly what is in their hearts.
If, for whatever reason, writing a personal statement of your love and commitment is not something you would care to tackle, why not check out my very affordable Vow Writing Service.
What My Clients Have To Say
My promise to you is a magical, meaningful and memorable experience for both you and your guests, whatever the occasion. But don’t just take my word for it; please read what my past clients have to say about me and how I live up to my promise.
It really was one of the best days of our lives!
Before choosing Joyce as our celebrant our main concern was feeling comfortable with the person that was marrying us and that it would be somebody who could best guide us in vows that matched out relationship.
After choosing to work with Joyce we found that everything felt comfortable and natural. Joyce provided us with vows which incorporated our love for each other, our little son and our families.
The one thing we really liked most about the service provided was that everything felt tailored around our relationship and life
We also liked that we were provided with a draft version of our service and could then make changes. We liked that Joyce took the time to come to our location for a rehearsal with us and our photographer.
Yes, we would be very happy to recommend Joyce's service to other couples. Joyce will make any couple feel comfortable and will make sure their individual story as a couple is shown to their loved ones.
Thank you so much for marrying us, it really was one of the best days of our lives!
Our ceremony was beyond perfect!
Our main concern when choosing a celebrant was that they would not deliver a personal ceremony and that their choice of words would sound scripted. However, Joyce blew us and our guests away with how personal our ceremony was!
As a result, our ceremony was beyond perfect! Joyce brought up the idea of including my mother in the ceremony which she loved, she gets teary every time she brings it up! Joyce spoke clearly and professionally, delivering an amazing service.
I didn't expect to get so teary when saying my vows and Joyce told me to take a minute, reminded me that we were in no rush and made me feel so comfortable.
We loved Joyce's idea to include our mums. They were such a big part of both our lives and much too important to us for them not to be included in the ceremony. We know it meant the world to both of them.
The second feature we adored was "our story": Joyce scripted exactly what we wanted to say and even gave some tips on how we might word it better. This was useful because it is what made our ceremony so personal.
I would be more than happy to recommend Joyce. She was a pleasure to meet with and also to communicate with over email.
Thank you so much, Joyce, the ceremony was definitely the highlight of the day and it wouldn't have been without you!
Our night was very personalised.
Knowing we had chosen the right person to marry us was our biggest concern before working with Joyce.
Joyce met us as a couple at the outset, which was very helpful. Joyce was just so caring, patient and very accommodating.
She made sure that we had what we wanted to include for the ceremony. As a result, our night was very personalised.
We liked that Joyce sent off all our paperwork, that made it very easy for us.
Yes, I would definitely recommend your services because of all of the above. You were lovely to work with.
Just a big THANK YOU for being our celebrant and for being such a lovely, caring and helpful person.
Everyone Said It Was Wonderful!
From start to finish, Joyce was amazing and performed our ceremony, with confidence and style!
We first met Joyce when we were looking for a band to play at our wedding and were excited to learn that our lead singer was also a registered civil celebrant here in Perth. Joyce stood out for us immediately with her lovely bubbly personality and we loved the way she personalised our ceremony and made it unique for us with a relaxed easy going intimate feel that we were hoping for. We had so many positive comments after the wedding from our friends with everyone saying it was wonderful.
Thank you so much Joyce for making our wedding day absolutely ‘perfect' for us. We were completely happy with the whole ceremony and wouldn't want to change a single thing. I would definitely recommend Joyce to anyone who is looking for an amazing marriage celebrant in Perth, and we believe we have found a new friend in this delightful woman.
We knew you were the one!
We didn't really have any concerns before choosing you as our marriage celebrant: you had made me cry when we met you at a wedding event, so we knew you were the one!
We loved the questionnaire that we filled out to give you an idea about us and our relationship.
We really appreciated that you brought the humour and lightheartedness to our ceremony that we were looking for and that you made us feel so at ease.
Thanks for keeping those boys under control; they can be a bit rowdy! 🙂
Joyce did the most amazing job
Joyce did the most amazing job at our wedding, we can't thank her enough.
From the very first meeting we just felt so comfortable and assured that we had made a great decision in choosing Joyce as our marriage celebrant. Her professionalism shone from the first meeting, right through to our special day. Joyce has a very kind nature, she listened to all our wants and was very patient and gave us great ideas for the day as well. She was very motivated and organised right down to every little detail. Though the weather wasn’t the greatest, we received several comments from our guests of how brilliant our celebrant was.
We would definitely recommend Joyce as a marrriage celebrant to our friends looking to get married here in Perth in the future. Thank you so much Joyce
Joyce is absolutely wonderful in every way!
What can I say... Joyce is absolutely wonderful in every way!
Our biggest concern was not being able to find a Celebrant that could make us feel calm during the ceremony
Joyce was a perfect match for us and made our wedding day extra special. We couldn't be any happier with her 🙂
She is so humble and genuine which makes the whole process so much easier!
Not only did she make us feel so calm during the ceremony, her presence was enough to make us feel loved... like she was part of the family!
Joyce was also able to recommend a piper and tunes for the ceremony which was one less stress for us.
So thank you Joyce for being such an amazing celebrant for Graeme and I!
Joyce Made Our Day Truly Memorable
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Joyce as a marriage celebrant.
She helped us make our day truly memorable. It was a beautiful and intimate service made all the more special through Joyce's attention to detail.
We couldn't have asked for a better service
Joyce was our wedding celebrant in October 2016, and we couldn't have asked for a better service.
From start to finish, Joyce was professional, quick to respond to questions and a mine of information!
She really got to know us as a couple and put together the perfect ceremony that suited us exactly. All of our guests made sure to tell us how much they enjoyed it!
I would wholeheartedly recommend Joyce as a celebrant, she was fantastic.
A ceremony that suited us perfectly.
We were keen on making sure our ceremony was simple and not over the top.
Joyce was very professional and provided lots of suggestions that we hadn't thought of and the result was a ceremony that suited us perfectly.
Joyce is a pro. Definitely knows what she is doing, which is exactly what you need on a stressful day such as your wedding.
The online booking system was a great idea - very streamlined. Joyce provided her own sound equipment, including the option to play our music through aux cable - which made everything so easy.
Joyce is friendly, organised and professional. I would definitely recommend her!
Thank you so much.