Writing your own vows to exchange during the ceremony is totally optional. However, if you decide to write your own vows, rather than having it written by your wedding officiant, then you should take the time and put some thought into it so that you can rehearse and perfect what you want to say to your partner on that day.
Here are 3 quick tips to get you going:
1. Whatever you do, do not try and wing your vows on that days. Create a script and work from that.
2. Don't worry about what your family and friends are going to think, your vows should be solely for you and your partner.
3. Have Fun. Yes, it is your wedding and you want everything to go flawlessly. But also remember to have fun and not take yourself too seriously.
If you're struggling with writing your vows and will like to speak to an Atlanta wedding officiant for help, contact me with with your question.