We are not able to tell you what to do and what not to do on your wedding day, because we want you to preserve the personality of your couple, however if we could introduce a moment in Romanian weddings, it would certainly be: writing vows. (Okay, and the speeches. But we will talk about them in another article.) We would like you to see this article as a suggestion as to whether or not it suits you.
Writing vows is a US influence that always leaves afterwards tears and smiles simultaneously, or tears of joy. We are glad to see this practice more and more often at the weddings we photograph. Sometimes the bride and groom choose to read the vows at the religious or civil ceremony, along with all the guests, other times after seeing each other for the first time on the wedding day. What is certain is that every time, the photos that result afterwards are full of emotions. They will definitely turn into a memorable moment that will reach the wedding album.
IT’S ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS AND NOT NECESSARILY ABOUT YOUR WRITING TALENT
It’s like the First Dance, not all the couples are professional dancers, but this is always an exciting and long-awaited moment for guests. The most successful vows come from the heart and it doesn’t matter how you choose to put the words together; what matters is the message that in the end turns into a commitment that you make one in front of each other. As long as you are honest, your vows will be perfect, because they pertain to you!
THE GUESTS ARE THERE TO CELEBRATE YOUR LOVE
The wedding day is just about you and those who will be alongside you, come to the wedding to let themselves drown in the ocean of the feelings. You must remember that you are among friends, and the promise you make to each other will be witnessed by your loved ones. After all, the wipes in your pocket are there for a reason: they expect to cry! Don’t let them down! 🙂
IT’S THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN REALLY PERSONALIZE YOUR WEDDING
I have not yet met a bride and groom who wants a common or usual wedding, that don’t want their wedding to be the one standing out from the ocean of usual weddings. You can choose the most special wedding dress, the rarest or most exotic flowers, an atypical motif, you can opt for a coffee bike, or donuts instead of cake, but the guests will remember for a longer period of time how you made them feel. Those 2-3 minutes in which you let your feelings flow can make the difference between your wedding and the others you have attended before.
REMEMBER WHY YOU DECIDED TO GET MARRIED IN THE FIRST PLACE
You’ve probably heard that organizing a wedding is not as easy as it sounds. Throughout the hustle and bustle of the past, all of your discussions resume to guest lists, expenses, the wedding menu, and many more details related to wedding. It’s time to step back, take a pen and a sheet of paper and sit comfortably on the couch and watch the movie of your love story.
YOUR VIDEOGRAPHER WILL THANK YOU!
In the photo, vows are reflected in tears and smiles on the faces of the guests, but on the video option the vows give a special note and help to convey the personality of your couple. Videographers often adjust the melody of the wedding video to the tone and message of the vows. Videographer Dima Vutcariov, declared by www.weva.com as the best videographer in the Balkan Awards category tells us how this moment is reflected in his creations:
“The couple’s words and looks are the main elements in the creation process of the exceptional film. If the couple manages to create a sincere moment when they say their vows, it serves as a generator for the entire film. I would like that more brides and the grooms to take courage and opt to say their vows. Whether they do it in private or at the first look, or during the wedding with the guests being in the role of witnesses.”Dima Vutcariov
THEY WILL SERVE YOU THROUGHOUT THE MARRIAGE
Remember the soap operas that always ended with a wedding? As if it meant the end of all problems and obstacles? Well, many who have gone through the wooden wedding can confirm that the struggle to be together is just beginning. Marriage is not just about happy times together; it comes with many challenges. The vows will remind you of the reason why you decided to get together and how to get through difficult times.
In the end, it’s your choice! We have set out all the arguments we have gathered throughout our experience. But we will always support the statement that the bride and groom should only choose what they represent. If you definitely don’t want this moment, you better give it up!
If you gathered the courage after the reading this article, we would be very happy if you would leave a comment in which you tell us how was it!