Write the Best Vows Ever with XO Juliet

It can be difficult, making a declaration of undying love to your soon-to-be-spouse, trying to translate all the speechless moments into words. It is even more difficult to do it in front of an audience of your families and friends.  Enter Xo Juliet.

XO Juliet services assist brides and grooms to overcome their public speaking jitters and their tongue-tied nerves on their wedding day. 

Started by Alexis Dent, XO Juliet offers a range of services, from a personalized questionnaire to phone calls with consultants to even public speaking coaching. XO Juliet is a one-stop shop for everyone who needs help translating their feelings into words for their biggest moment. 

Photo by Dennis Lee Photography

XO Juliet not only helps with the vow writing for brides and grooms, but also provides services for the best man, maid of honor, parents, and even the officiants to create their best toasts for the big day. 

Take a full look at their services on their website here. Use the code HoneyBeeWeddings to get a special discount. 

Happy Vow Writing! 

Our Wedding Vows

We decided early on that we would write our own vows. We both agreed that it would be a lot more personal.

Denton’s vows to Melissa
Melissa, you have meant many things to me and been many things for me since we first met. In the beginning, you were:
My co-worker.
My audience, and as a result,
My critic.
My work mate.
My neighbor.

And as we got to know one another, you became My friend.
The source of
My excitement.
My nervousness.
My every waking thought.
My love interest.
And finally–finally–
My girlfriend.

From then on, you’ve become
My teacher.
My role model.
My schedule maker.
My Starbucks break.
My fashion consultant.
My financial planner.
My biggest critic.
My staunchest Ally.
My organizer.
My list maker.
My travel partner.
My guide.
My best friend.
My shoulder to cry on.

And in the past year, you’ve become:
My fiancée.
My motivation.
My project manager.
My task master.
My boss.
My bride to be.

All of this has occurred over the course of four years, and yet, it is only the beginning.

I promise to never let this list, of who you are and what you mean to me, to ever be truly complete. It will continually grow and adapt, just like our lives together. I vow to be honest and true, loving and supportive, kind and trustworthy, patient and forgiving. I vow to be the best I can be for you because I know you will do the same for me.

Today, with our friends and family here to witness and help celebrate, Melissa, you are becoming:
My everlasting bond.
My family.
My freedom.
My future.
My wife.

From this point forward, I vow that you will always be My Honey Bee.

At this moment, the entire female bridal party was tearing up. I looked over at his parents, they were both crying. I was too.

I was also dreading to share my vows…because they weren’t nearly as good!

Melissa’s vows to Denton
I, Melissa, take you Denton, the great love of my life, as my husband.
I promise to love you for who you are, just as you love me.
I promise to stand by your side, to bring out the best in you, and to be there for you.
I will be the one you lean on when you are in need.
As we travel through life together, hand in hand and heart in heart, I will love you always.

At the cocktail reception, my Greek Mom turned to me and said, “He kicked your ass up there.”

One Month From Today…

I am going to be walking down the aisle. I. CANNOT. WAIT.

I am getting married in a month. I am so excited!! Actually though, I am really calm. It’s happening. I’m ready (ok, not completely ready but I’m close). All of the small details don’t really matter though, at the end of the day.

Writing my vows helped me calm down. I spent a few hours focusing on what I wanted to say when I committed to spend the rest of my life with Denton. It was a really great feeling.

Since we’re keeping our vows a surprise, I won’t be able to share them until after our wedding. However, here are some vows that I’ve found and collected. They helped me create mine.

vow #1
I, John, take you Sally, to be my wedded wife. To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part.

vow #2
John, I love you. You are my best friend and today I take you as my husband. I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle. I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort. These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life.

vow # 3
From this day on, I choose you, my beloved (Name), to be my (husband/wife). To live with you and laugh with you; to stand by your side, and sleep in your arms; to be joy to your heart, and food for your soul; to bring out the best in you always, and, for you, to be the most that I can. I promise to laugh with you in good times, to struggle with you in bad; to solace you when you are downhearted; to wipe your tears with my hands; to comfort you with my body; to mirror you with my soul; to share with you all my riches and honors; to play with you as much as I can until we grow old; and, still loving each other sweetly and gladly, our lives shall come to an end.

vow #4
What can I say to you that I haven’t already said,What can I give you that I haven’t already given,Is there anything of me that isn’t yours already,My body, my mind, my heart, even my soul,Everything that is me belonged to you long before this,And it shall be yours long after this,I will follow you anywhere and everywhere you lead,Hand in hand and heart in heart.

vow #5
I Julie, choose you Gary as my best friend, my love for life. I promise you my deepest love, my fullest devotion, my tenderest care, through the pressures of the present and the uncertainties of the future, I promise to be faithful to you. I promise to love you, to commit to you, and support you. I pledge to respect your unique talents and abilities, to lend you strength for all of your dreams. You have shown me what love feels like and for that I thank you. You are everything I need and at this moment I know all of my prayers have been answered and that all of my dreams have come true for all of your love and constant friendship. I know that our love is heaven sent and I promise to be here for ever and always. From this day forward, you shall not walk alone. My heart will be your shelter and my arms will be your home. As I have given you my hand to hold, I give you my life to keep.

vow #6
I, Jordan, take you, Christopher to be my husband, my partner, my confidant, my best friend and my soul mate. I promise to be always open and honest with you, to listen to you and to laugh with you. I will love you, honor you, respect you and cherish you in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow for all time.