As a Professional Wedding Officiant and Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, I have been officiating weddings and helping couples write their vows for over seven years. Personal vows make wedding ceremonies resonate with meaning and purpose; they clarify why we've all put on our best clothes and gathered at this wedding venue.
Writing vows is hard to do, but it's worth the effort. I advise couples to write vows for each other even if they never intend to read them out loud at their wedding - it's good for people to think about why they are getting married to this particular person instead of any other particular person. Last I checked, there are literally hundreds of people in the world - maybe more!
My process is pretty simple: you fill out my questionnaire, tell me anything else I might be interested in knowing, and then I write some vows for you. Many clients prefer doing this over email, but we can do a phone call too if you like. On the phone, I can hear the nuances of your speech patterns and this could help me verbalize the sentiments you'd like to include in your vows. Either way, if you give me enough information, I can write vows for you. $150 for half a couple, $280 per entire couple
If you've already tried writing your vows and you're stuck or just think they could use some improvement, I can help edit your vows too. A lot of people know what they want to say but they don't know the best way to say it. I love making writing better. I love punching up vows with humor or smoothing out their rough edges. $70 per half a couple, $100 per entire couple