Of all the challenges in preparing for a Phuket beach wedding, you probably don’t think that writing your wedding vows is a big one. However, if you’re not a gifted wordsmith, it can be tough to properly express your meaning in a simple yet romantic way. Of course, if you use a beach wedding package, most of the logistics are already dealt with for you, so you’ve got more time to focus on fine details like this. Even so, here are a few tips to get you started.
Think about the last time someone asked you to tell a joke. If you’re like most people, your mind probably immediately went blank. You’ve doubtless heard millions of great jokes over the course of your life but, where you’re on the spot, your memory turns traitor and comes up blank. Now picture the same thing happening when asked to explain why you love your partner. That would be hard to live down.
Instead of relying on your memory, think on paper. Make notes while you’re thinking it over, leaving more brain power to recall romantic memories instead of just remembering the ones you’ve already recalled. Keep a notepad with you at all times, because you never know when inspiration will strike. You’ll soon find it filled with great ideas for some beautiful vows to recite at your Phuket beach wedding.
Have you ever sent a text message, then re-read it while you’re waiting for a reply and suddenly realised that it’s complete nonsense? Most of us have – it’s normal. However, you don’t want to be stood at the altar during your Phuket beach wedding and faced with the same situation, having to improvise something that is actually sensible and coherent.
To avoid this, read through your vows. Don’t just read them in your head – speak them out loud. You’ll immediately spot the errors. If you imagine yourself speaking them to your loved one, you’ll immediately spot the corny lines or the places where your meaning isn’t clear.
Phone a friend
While your vows are a personal profession of love, writing them doesn’t need to be a solo exercise. Ask friends and family who have gone through this process before you to recount their experiences. You can learn from the errors they regret as well as their proud memories. It’s not just writing advice you want from your married friends. Ask them what it’s like being married – what do they enjoy about it? What it means to them? Those are the sort of emotions you really want to dive into during your Phuket beach wedding.