Emotional wedding vows guaranteed to make you cry
A wedding day is often an emotional time for both the bride and groom, as well as the family and friends who were invited to witness their love. And, while many people can't wait to get to the reception for dinner and dancing, there are some weddings where the ceremony takes center stage. The ceremony is, after all, the reason why the wedding is happening in the first place.
"As an officiant, I realize that the ceremony is the foundation, the reason for the day and for the couple's future together," says Rev. Liz Grimes of All Faiths Wedding Officiants of the Triad. The most important piece of the ceremony? Grimes says it's when the couples recite their vows. "Vows are the promises they are making to one another for their life together going forward from the wedding day," says Grimes. "Couples who write their own vows… are making promises to one another based on those things that are important to them."
It's not just showing each other how much love they have for one another, but showing all of their loved ones, too. "Having the vows central to the ceremony is the way couples let their loved ones — families and friends — know how they intend to move forward in their marriage," says Grimes. The videos below are proof that vows are a sacred and emotional commitment, and will show that you don't even need to know the couple for their words to touch your heart.