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Re: Wedding Vows

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:59 pm
by Margaid
Glad they were bi-lingual BYM. Someone I know of, who only spoke English, had to learn his wedding vows parrot fashion. Some time afterwards he said he didn't know whether he was married or not as he had no idea what he'd said. I'm a very strong supporter of the right to use the Welsh language but that was taking it too far!.
Mine were the standard, but slightly updated version for the early '70s. No "obey" and he promised to "share" (in hindsight I should have insisted he "endow" me with his worldly goods, might have made life a bit simpler at the moment!) With an Anglican clergyman for a father-in-law I think any suggestion of writing something different would have gone down like a lead balloon!

Re: Wedding Vows

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:08 pm
by Marigold
I actually think the standard vows are very beautiful, and I like the idea of being part of a tradition hundreds of years old. Not many people could come up with something so simple and yet so full of meaning.
Apart from you, of course, HenGen.