Vows sentence example

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  • The professed is now eligible to certain offices in the Society, and he may remain as a professed father of the three vows for the rest of his life.
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  • Holdings hands like an old world family; we were committing our lives together like marriage vows.
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  • Oh, I guess I'd have gone back to being Mrs. Byrne—I'm too accommodating to have simply left him, and I do believe in my vows.
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  • This celibacy thing is fine as far as it goes, but everything will change after they exchange vows.
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  • The rest of the sermon was a blur, but she would always remember the exchanging of vows.
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  • Instead of a marriage ceremony, we could take merger vows.
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  • With the assistance of Florentius Radewyn, who resigned for the purpose a canonry at Utrecht, he was able to carry out a long-cherished idea of establishing a house wherein devout men might live in community without the monastic vows.
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  • His efforts were successful; religion and learning made equal progress; St Mark's became the most popular monastery in Florence, and many citizens of noble birth flocked thither to take the vows.
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  • A lay brother, before he can become called away to a third year's novitiate, called the tertianship, as a preparation for his solemn profession of the three vows.
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  • His former vows were simple and the Society was at liberty to dismiss him for any canonical reason.
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  • The highest class, who constitute the real core of the Society, whence all its chief officers are taken, are the professed of the four vows.
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  • The vows of this grade are the same as the last formula, with the addition of the following important clause: "Moreover I promise the special obedience to the Sovereign Pontiff concerning missions, as is contained in the same Apostolic Letter and Constitutions."
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  • An admitted instance is the case of Francisco allowed to receive her vows, but that she might make them if she wished and then receive his direction.
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  • His refusal of this post was overruled, so he entered on his office on the 13th of April; and two days after, the newly constituted Society took its formal corporate vows in the basilica of San Paolo fuori le mura.
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  • At the last revision of the Book of Common Prayer an addition was made to the service by prefixing to it a solemn renewal of their baptismal vows by the candidates; and, in the teeth of history and the wording of the service, this has often been taken to be the essential feature of confirmation.
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  • What differentiates man from other natural and organic substances, and approximates him to a supernatural substance, God, is reason (Aoyos), or intellect (vows).
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  • We consecrate ourselves either in a ritual act, as of baptism or ordination, vows or monkish initiation; or, without any implication of particular ceremonies, a man is said to consecrate himself to good works or learning.
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  • The choosing of bishops, which had in recent times been entrusted to the Holy Office, was given to the Consistorial Congregation, and dispensations from religious vows to the Congregation of the Religious Orders.
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  • This congregation was very much occupied, being empowered to deal with all disciplinary matters concerning both the secular and regular clergy, whether in the form of consultations or of contentious suits; it had further the exclusive right to regulate the discipline of the religious orders and congregations bound by the simple vows, the statutes of which it examined, corrected and approved; finally it judged disputes and controversies between the secular and regular clergy.
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  • Apparently no vows were taken, but obedience, personal poverty, chastity, self-denial, and the other monastic virtues were strongly enforced, and a monk was not free to abandon the monastic life.
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  • Vows had been imposed on monks by the council of Chalcedon (451).
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  • The nuns are devoted to a purely contemplative life, and in Russia, where there are about a hundred nunneries, they are not allowed to take final vows until the age of sixty.
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  • But the members of these orders were not less monks than knights, their statutes embodied the rules of the cloister, and they were bound by the ecclesiastical vows of celibacy, poverty and obedience.
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  • The three vows were henceforth obedientia, castitas conjugalis and conversio morum.
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  • About the year 1170 Lambert le Begue, a priest of Liege, who had devoted his fortune to founding the hospital and church of St Christopher for the widows and children of crusaders, conceived the idea of establishing an association of women, who, without taking the monastic vows, should devote themselves to a life of religion.
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  • All grow from small beginnings and increase by a sort of popular contagion; all teach that God is to be appeased by prayers, presents, vows, but especially, and most irrationally, by human suffering.
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  • These are religious orders in the full sense of the word, as the members take the solemn religious vows.
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  • St Vincent of Paul soon followed; in 1633 he established the Sisters of Charity, bound only by yearly vows, and wholly given up to works of charity - chiefly nursing in hospitals and in the homes of the poor, and primary education in poor schools.
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  • When the immediate disciples of the saint had become an order bound by the religious vows, it became necessary to provide for the great body of laity, married men and women, who could not leave the world or abandon their avocations, but still were part of the Franciscan movement and desired to carry out in their lives its spirit and teaching.
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  • In time a tendency set in for members of the Third Order to live together in community, and in this way congregations were formed who took the usual religious vows and lived a fully organized religious life based on the Rule of the Third Order with supplementary regulations.
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  • He also passed laws against compulsory ordination and premature vows of celibacy.
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  • So large a proportion of the population had taken religious vows that under Valens it became necessary to abolish the privilege of monks which exempted them from military service.
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  • The little society numbered nine in 1808, and meeting at Waterford took religious vows from their bishop, assumed a "habit" and adopted an additional Christian name, by which, as by the collective title "Christian Brothers," they were thenceforth known.
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  • In the Roman Catholic Church the word is also applied to the renunciation of monastic vows (apostasis a monachatu), and to the abandonment of the clerical profession for the life of the world (apostasis a clericatu).
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  • In the first he is represented as so desirous of a son that he vows to Varuna that if his prayer is granted the boy shall be eventually sacrificed to the latter.
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  • At about the same time the pope, on the petition of the emperor Matthias II., released Pazmany from his monkish vows.
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  • The Arvales also offered sacrifice and solemn vows on behalf of the imperial family on the 3rd of January and on other extraordinary occasions.
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  • In his disgust at the crude conceptions of the enthusiasts, who had hoped that the war of liberation might end in a realm of internal liberty, Hegel had forgotten his own youthful vows recorded in verse to HBlderlin, " never, never to live in peace with the ordinance which regulates feeling and opinion."
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  • He is often, but not accurately, termed simply "Fiesole," which is merely the name of the town where he first took the vows; more often Fra Angelico.
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  • Domenico at Fiesole, and in 1408 he took the vows and entered the Dominican order.
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  • The friars met her with lighted candles, and at the foot of the altar Francis shore off her hair, received her vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, and invested her with the Franciscan habit, 1212.
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  • He denounced monastic vows, a distinctive dress for the clergy, the thought of a propitiatory mass, and the presence of images and pictures in the churches.
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  • Luther's writings, circulating through Saxony, had penetrated the convent walls and had convinced most of the inmates of the unlawfulness of monastic vows.
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  • When the tablets containing the vows to be offered for the welfare of the state during the next lustrum were handed to him, he left the duty of reciting them to Tiberius, saying that he would not take vows which he was never destined to perform.
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  • He became a novice of the Society of Jesus before completing his studies at the university of Lyons, where, after taking the final vows, he lectured on philosophy to students attracted by his fame from all parts of France.
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  • At the age of twenty he took the vows of the Benedictine order at the abbey of Ste Melaine, Rennes, and afterwards taught rhetoric and philosophy in several monasteries.
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  • Public religious duties, such as the fulfilment of state vows, the celebration of sacrifices and games, and the fixing of the dates of movable feasts, probably only fell to the praetors in the absence of the consuls.
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  • Giotto and others, the most famous of which are those over the high altar by Giotto, illustrating the vows of the Franciscan order; while the upper church has frescoes representing scenes from the life of St Francis (probably by Giotto and his contemporaries) on the lower portion of the walls of the nave, and scenes from Old and New Testament history by pupils of Cimabue on the upper.
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  • The secular clergy, on the other hand are bound by no vows beyond those proper to their orders.
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  • It was enacted by the act of 1829 that " every Jesuit and every member of any other religious order, community or society of the Church of Rome bound by monastic or religious vows " was, within six months after the commencement of the act, to deliver to the clerk of the peace of the county in which he should reside a notice or statement in the form given to the schedule to the act, and that every Jesuit or member of such religious order coming into the realm after the commencement of the act should be guilty of a misdemeanour and should be banished from the United Kingdom for life (with an exception in favour of natural-born subjects duly registered).
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  • Anaxagoras was the first to postulate the existence of Reason (vows) as the source of change and progress.
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  • But ill-health and the death of his parents brought him back to his studious life, and in 1675 he entered the cloister of the Congregation of St Maur at La Daurade, Toulouse, taking the vows there on the 13th of May 1676.
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  • Under this head fall the following: - Fasting, or abstention from certain meats and drinks; denial of sexual instinct; subjection of the body to physical discomforts, such as nakedness, vigils, sleeping on the bare ground, tattooing, deformation of skull, teeth, feet, &c., vows of silence to be observed throughout life or during pilgrimages, avoidance of baths, of hair-cutting and of clean raiment, living in a cave; actual self-infliction of pain, by scourging, branding, cutting with knives, wearing of hair shirts, fire-walking, burial alive, hanging up of oneself by hooks plunged into the skin, suspension of weights by such hooks to the tenderer parts of the body, self-mutilation and numerous other, often ingenious, modes of torture.
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  • 12, vows of virginity became more and more frequent as the virtue itself was lauded by ecclesiastical writers in language of increasing fervour.
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  • These vows were at first purely voluntary and temporary; but public opinion naturally grew less and less tolerant of those who, having once formed and published so solemn a resolution, broke it afterwards.
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  • In his hatred of idleness, he ventured to suppress no less than seventeen fetes, and he had a project for lessening the number of those devoted to clerical and monastic life, by fixing the age for taking the vows some years later than was then customary.
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  • (3) Nedarim (" vows "), on Num.
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  • Thomas was received there in 1399, he professed the vows in 1407, received priest's orders in 1413, became sub-prior in 1425 and died on the 8th of August 1471, being ninety-one years old.
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  • Thus, too, as " children of Light," candidates for ordination and novices about to take the vows carry lights when they come before the bishop; and the same idea underlies the custom of carrying lights at weddings, at the first communion, and by priests going to their first mass, though none of these are liturgically prescribed.
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  • The most real realities to Plato and Aristotle had been thought and the objects of thought, vows and vomit, whether abstracted from sensibles or inherent in " matter," as the incognizable basis of all concrete existence.
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  • 2-25 (on vows) presuppose the year of Jubilee, the section on tithes, vv.
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  • He entered the Jesuit novitiate in 1625, and two years later pronounced his first vows.
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  • The Jewish scribes thus fenced the law of vows with a traditional interpretation which made men break.
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  • He was young, gallant, pious and virtuous, one of the few who interpreted and observed his crusading vows strictly; the most popular leader in the host.
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  • In 1598 he was professed of the four vows.
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  • Over against this the orthodox or Catholic positionmaintained that Christ assumed human nature in its entirety including the vows, for only so could He be example and redeemer.
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  • With Plato the term selected for the expression of the principle to which the order visible in the universe is due is vows or aocbta, not Aoyos.
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  • In Aristotle, again, the principle which sets all nature under the rule of thought, and directs it towards a rational end, is vows, or the divine spirit itself; while Aoyos is a term with many senses, used as more or less identical with a number of phrases, ou €v€Ka, ivEpyaaa, ivr€X aa, ovwia, e hos, popcIA, &c.
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  • Seeing him coming, they resolved not to recognize as a superior one who had broken his vows; to address him by his name, and not as "master" or "teacher"; only, he being a Kshatriya, to offer him a seat.
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  • He was educated at Freiburg in the Breisgau, at Klingenau in Switzerland and at the Benedictine abbey of St Blasien in the Black Forest, where in 1737 he took the vows.
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  • In 1784 he was appointed professor of Oriental languages and hermeneutics in the university of Lemberg, when he took the degree of doctor of divinity; and shortly afterwards he was released from his monastic vows on the intervention of the emperor.
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  • How faithless and insincere was Henrys policy maybe gauged from the fact that in 1520, after all the pageantry of the Field of the Cloth of Gold and his vows of undying friendship for Francis, he met Charles a few weeks later at Gravelines, and concluded with him a treaty which pledge~i England to a defensive alliance against the kings good brother of France.
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  • If so, parliament was told that temporal possessions ruin the church and drive out the Christian graces of faith, hope and charity; that the priesthood of the church in communion with Rome was not the priesthood Christ gave to his apostles; that the monk's vow of celibacy had for its consequence unnatural lust, and should not be imposed; that transubstantiation was a feigned miracle, and led people to idolatry; that prayers made over wine, bread, water, oil, salt, wax, incense, altars of stone, church walls, vestments, mitres, crosses, staves, were magical and should not be allowed; that kings should possess the jus episcopale, and bring good government into the church; that no special prayers should be made for the dead; that auricular confession made to the clergy, and declared to be necessary for salvation, was the root of clerical arrogance and the cause of indulgences and other abuses in pardoning sin; that all wars were against the principles of the New Testament, and were but murdering and plundering the poor to win glory for kings; that the vows of chastity laid upon nuns led to child murder; that many of the trades practised in the commonwealth, such as those of goldsmiths and armourers, were unnecessary and led to luxury and waste.
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  • Monastic vows Mirabeau After the insurrection of October he sought to coin- and the court.
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  • There are no vows, and every member of the society is at liberty to withdraw when he pleases, and to take his property with him.
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  • Oh, I guess I'd have gone back to being Mrs. Byrne—I'm too accommodating to have simply left him, and I do believe in my vows.
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  • Her head spun from the visions she'd been having since Ireland, and she'd fought with herself for days before coming to the conclusion she'd have to break one of her Oracle vows.
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  • A shaft of brilliant sunlight fell through the dusty layers of a horse chestnut tree, landing on the velvet vows of her shoes.
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  • After three years in simple vows, the young nun may ask to take solemn vows which bind her for life.
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  • When Jewel's father is attacked and killed by mysterious assailants at a local fair, Jewel vows to avenge his murder.
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  • December: Government vows to cut state spending by 18 percent and promises no corporate bailouts by authorities.
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  • Controversial cleric vows to defy mosque ban 18 January 2003 Charity bosses remove Abu Hamza.
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  • The relatives of the murdered caliph fled to Mecca with vows of vengeance.
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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin blames terrorists for the bombing, and vows to punish the culprits.
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  • Those who seriously infringed their Buddhist vows during the Cultural Revolution are not even allowed to stay (p. 65 ).
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  • They come from 20 different countries and have taken lifelong monastic vows, while at the same time retaining their own denominations.
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  • He flies into a psychotic rage and tries to murder de Beer but the latter manages to escape and vows revenge.
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  • Scrooge is overcome by remorse, and vows to reform and change his life.
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  • Her eldest son is sacrificed by Titus; she vows revenge.
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  • It would be adding insult to injury and committing a second evil, to repudiate a wife to whom you have made solemn vows.
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  • In his turn Titus vows revenge and sends his surviving son Lucius to the Goths to raise an army.
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  • The said younger Princes will not be bound by the vows prescribed by the statutes of the Order.
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  • Biblical references to the implications of marriage vows are also ambiguous.
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  • Other decrees denounced the abuse of indulgences, of festivals of saints, and of processions and suggested reforms; others again enjoined the closing of shops on Sunday during divine service, the issue of service-books with parallel translations in the vernacular, and recommended the abolition of all monastic orders except that of St Benedict, the rules of which were to be brought into harmony with modern ideas; nuns were to be forbidden to take the vows before the age of 40.
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  • The natural phenomena of Switzerland, and the political complications in the Valtellina, where the Catholic inhabitants had thrown off the yoke of the Grisons and called in the Papal and Spanish troops to their assistance, delayed him some time; but he reached Venice in time to see the ceremony of the doge's wedlock with the Adriatic. After paying his vows at Loretto, he came to Rome, which was then on the eve of a year of jubilee - an occasion which Descartes seized to observe the variety of men and manners which the city then embraced within its walls.
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  • Wishings, blessings, cursings, oaths, vows, exorcisms, and so on, are uttered aloud, doubtless partly that they may be heard by the human parties to the rite, but likewise in many cases that they may be heard, or at least overheard, by a consentient deity, perhaps represented visibly by an idol or other cult-object.
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  • Ignatius succeeded, though in Xavier's case after some opposition, in gaining their sympathy for his missionary schemes (see Loyola, Ignatius Of); and they were among the company of seven persons, including Loyola himself, who took the original Jesuit vows on the 15th of August 1534.
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  • The separation of church and state is provided for by the constitution, and both the nation and the states are forbidden to establish, subsidize or restrict the exercise of any religious worship. Foreigners are eligible to Brazilian citizenship, and the right of suffrage is conferred upon all male citizens over twenty-one years of age, except beggars, illiterates, the rank and file of the armed forces, members of monastic orders, &c., bound by private vows, and all unregistered citizens.
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  • The acts of religion partake of the general simplicity of desert life; apart from the private worship of household gods and the oblations and salutations offered at the graves of departed kinsmen, the ritual observances of the ancient Arabs were visits to the tribal sanctuary to salute the god with a gift of milk, first-fruits or the like, the sacrifice of firstlings and vows (see Nazarite and Passover), and an occasional pilgrimage to discharge a vow at the annual feast and fair of one of the more distant holy places (see MEccA).
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  • Strictly speaking the " religious congregations " should be distinguished from the orders of regular clerks, the difference being that in the former the vows, though taken for life, are only " simple vows " and more easily dispensable by authority; but the character and work of the two institutes is very similar.
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  • He circumcises the semi-Jew, Timothy; and he performs his vows in the temple.
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  • He held monks strictly to the performance of their vows; took care to satisfy himself of the fitness of candidates for bishoprics; enjoined regular catechetical instruction, greater simplicity in preaching, and greater reverence in worship. The moral teaching of the Jesuits incurred his condemnation (1679) (see Liguori), an act which the society never forgave, and which it partially revenged by forcing, through the Inquisition, the condemnation of the quietistic doctrines of Molinos (1687), for which Innocent entertained some sympathy (see MoLINOs).
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  • From this ungenerated being sprang the generated world of which we know, whereof there were six roots, having each its inner and its outer side, and arranged in pairs (Qv uytac) as follows: vows and E7rivoca = oupaeOs and yi 7; 4cwva 7 and dvo,ua = iiXcos and oXa j vn; Aoyccp.os and EzOi unQuu = 6,1 7 P and ii&cap. These six roots are also called six powers.
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  • The catechetic course, which formerly preceded the complete rite, now intervenes between its two halves; and the sponsors who formerly attested the worthiness of the candidate and received him up as anadochi out of the font, have become god-parents, who take the baptismal vows vicariously for infants who cannot answer for themselves.
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  • After three years in simple vows the young nun may ask to take solemn vows which bind her for life.
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  • Vikki finds a stash of food in Briony 's bag - she breaks down; Matt vows to help her.
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  • The service is also rather unique because the bride and groom do not make vows to each other?
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  • Wedding vows are meant to express the joys of being together.
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  • Sarah 's mother Catherine vows to avenge her daughter.
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  • Catholic priests are required to be celibate as part of their vows.
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  • Once this happens, it becomes easier to start working together to save the relationship instead of focusing on different goals that undermine the marriage vows.
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  • Take your marriage vows seriously and stay true to the person you married.
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  • After the vows have been exchanged and the last dance twirled, many brides are left wondering what to do with their dress.
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  • The Little White Wedding Chapel on the Las Vegas Strip provides a Tunnel of Vows complete with cherubs overhead.
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  • Those looking to exchange vows under the southern sun have no shortage of spectacular destination wedding venues which cater specifically to out-of-town couples.
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  • You and your beloved can exchange vows on the beach and retreat to the ocean-view ballroom for a magnificent reception complete with special bride and groom table.
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  • If your budget is tight, but you have your heart set on exchanging vows in paradise, consider modifying your guest list in order to get hitched without breaking the bank.
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  • While there are those couples who do everything they can do make sure the press gets wind of their special day, there are those who would rather not exchange vows over the sounds of whirring helicopters and clicking cameras.
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  • As they recited their vows, the dogs lay at the Happy Couple's feet, one of them blissfully napping on Desiree's wedding gown.
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  • We said our vows and went to the basement of the church for our reception.
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  • Keeping up those special times becomes even more crucial after the vows have been said.
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  • The basic components of commitment ceremony include a greeting from the officiate of the ceremony to the guests, the statement of vows, the exchange of rings and an official pronouncement of marriage from the facilitator.
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  • No matter what your denomination, traditional wedding vows can express a wonderful sentiment and affection between a bride and groom.
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  • Each denomination has their own traditional vows.
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  • In the Muslim wedding celebration, what we consider as traditional wedding vows are dispensed with altogether.
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  • Traditional vows can mean many things, but the common denominator is love, affection and commitment.
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  • If you want to express these sentiments without ascribing to a particular religion, you can use the "Question of Intention" as a base for your own vows.
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  • Nonetheless, this opening has been utilized by many faiths and is certainly generic enough to begin your vows.
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  • The bride and groom join hands and begin their traditional wedding vows.
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  • Writing your own vows doesn't mean blindly following what has been done in the past.
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  • You can use the wording of traditional vows as a template to express the beauty and individuality of your relationship.
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  • Here are some ideas to add your own stamp to traditional wedding vows.
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  • Express your vows in the form of poem or, if you are particularly brave, through song!
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  • Remember, whatever you include in your wedding vows will be beautiful.
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  • In most cases, couples can choose the ceremony's wording and offer their own vows as they see fit.
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  • Will he allow you to write your own vows and allow others to speak or do readings?
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  • When you are planning what to say during your wedding ceremony, free wedding vows can help you get started.
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  • Whether you use these free wedding vows verbatim or as inspiration for a customized ceremony, these samples can help you to say what you are feeling in your heart.
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  • While traditional wedding vows include things like "to love, honor and cherish," your vow can incorporate anything you want to tell your beloved.
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  • Many couples use their vows to avow their love as well as make promises for the future.
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  • While many couples use biblical passages in their vows, others choose poetry, famous quotes, traditional vows or write their own heartfelt messages.
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  • The following vows can be used or customized in whatever way you like for your special wedding day.
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  • Vow Writing Worksheet for help writing or customizing your own vows.
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  • If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a good wedding reception picture may help make the very special words of wedding vows, toasts, and wedding wishes worth even more.
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  • Because a large number of photographs are taken at the church or ceremony site, couples spend a great deal of time making it a gorgeous backdrop to their vows.
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  • Because many beach weddings are smaller, casual affairs, however, these packages are perfect for many couples who wish to exchange vows on Hawaiian sand.
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  • Writing your own original wedding vows can be one of the most romantic parts of your wedding ceremony.
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  • In the past, couples often did not have a choice on what to say in their vows.
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  • Recently, the trend of making wedding ceremonies unique and personalized towards the individual couple has seen a rise in the replacement of traditional vows with original vows.
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  • Couples who plan to write their own vows may need to have them pre-approved by the officiant before the ceremony, depending upon their faith.
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  • Before you start writing your wedding vows, talk with your spouse-to-be about what kind of vows you want to write.
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  • Even though most couples choose not to share their vows before the ceremony, you still want to be on the same page when it comes to the vows.
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  • After all, one person may be very hurt if he/she writes a love poem while their spouse creates funny wedding vows and the guests are pealing in laughter.
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  • What to include in your wedding vows is really up to you.
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  • Well written vows will touch upon the general ideas of love and commitment as you speak.
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  • Adding in a few short personal anecdotes can make the vows even more heartfelt.
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  • Even if you are not writing funny vows, you may want to include a few lighthearted moments to give your spouse (and guests) a moment to recover from the loving sentiments you are expressing.
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  • Choosing to write and say personal or unique wedding vows in front of all your friends and family can be extremely nerve-racking.
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  • Therefore, practicing your vows before your wedding day is imperative for this part of your ceremony to be successful.
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  • Once you have written your original wedding vows, edit them carefully.
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  • After doing this several times, tape record yourself giving the vows.
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  • Ask someone you trust to listen to your vows.
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  • Even if you start by telling your dog the vows, work your way up to a trusted member of the wedding party or family member.
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  • Sharing your vows with your officiant can also be helpful and ease your nerves.
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  • While many couples keep their vows a secret, others practice with each other.
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  • Weigh the pros and cons of practicing with each other and decide together whether or not to share your vows before the ceremony.
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  • The most well written vows will sound awful if you stumble over every word.
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  • Give yourself around a month to compose and practice your vows.
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  • Memorizing your vows may sound like a great idea, but you may become tongue-tied at the altar.
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  • Be prepared by jotting down a short outline on a note card and having a groomsman or bridesmaid hold onto it until the vows.
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  • Do not let a little stumble disrupt the vows.
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  • Composing original wedding vows is one way to show your future spouse how much you love him/her.
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  • Choosing or writing personal wedding vows is a intimate and romantic way to customize a wedding ceremony while expressing love, friendship, trust, and commitment for a happily ever after.
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  • Personal vows, however, can be a challenge and couples need to plan their nuptials carefully to ensure the vows are suitable as well as memorable.
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  • Choosing to use personal wedding vows is one way that couples can customize their ceremony with minimal fuss while at the same time using their own words to accurately describe their feelings toward one another on this most special day.
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  • Before a couple opts for personal vows, however, they need to be sure they both agree on the vows.
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  • If either the bride or groom has dreamt of traditional wedding vows as a sacred litany, choosing personal vows instead will lose that time-honored sentiment.
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  • It is possible, however, to blend both traditional vows and personalized words together for romantic, loving promises.
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  • Wherever a couple may find inspiration for their personal wedding vows, it is also important to be true to the classic elements of marital promises.
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  • By ensuring that these classic elements are part of customized vows, couples can inject their personal touches while still honoring the timeless love and romance of the wedding ceremony.
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  • Wedding vows are never a speech to be made off the cuff.
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  • Time: One set of vows should be no longer than two or three minutes.
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  • Longer speeches - no matter how well written - have much greater risks of interruptions or of being forgotten, and wedding guests may grow restless if the vows take a very long time.
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  • Approval: In religious venues, the presiding officiant may need to approve the vows before they are used to ensure they are appropriate for the faith and setting.
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  • Couples should be prepared to give their officiant a copy of their vows several days before the ceremony to allow time for changes if necessary.
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  • Privacy: Even the most personal vows should not be too personal.
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  • Once you have written your personal vows and had them approved as necessary, it is critical to practice them.
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  • Some officiants may be willing to read vows for you, but other couples prefer to recite them from memory.
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  • If that happens, do not despair - speak from the heart and you can create the most personal, romantic vows you will ever speak.
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  • For some faiths and in some circumstances, personal vows are not permitted.
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  • Personal wedding vows add an intimate, romantic touch to a wedding ceremony in a way that only the bride and groom can.
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  • Writing wedding vows can be a challenge but the reward is intimate, personal wedding vows that turn a predictable wedding ceremony into a customized celebration of a couple's love.
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  • Couples may choose to write their own wedding vows for a number of reasons.
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  • For some couples, the opportunity to write vows rather than simply recite traditional wedding vows is a way to personalize the wedding ceremony and express feelings that may not be adequately rendered in formulaic vows.
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  • If a couple does not practice a particular religion, or if the bride and groom are of different faiths, writing vows can help them incorporate their own spiritualism into the ceremony.
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  • For many couples, however, the attraction of writing wedding vows is simply because they wish their ceremony to be as unique and timeless as their relationship, and personal vows can help it become so.
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  • A couple will exchange their wedding vows in front of dozens or hundreds of family members, friends, and acquaintances, some of whom may initially be strangers as the families come together for the first time.
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  • Finding the proper inspiration and motivation to write their vows can help make the words flow more naturally, and an inspired writer is one who will write from the heart.
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  • Thinking about the soon-to-be-spouse - that first attraction, first kiss, the first flutter of love - can offer plenty of inspiration to create the perfect wedding vows.
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  • When a couple is ready to write their vows - which they may choose to do together or separately - they should work in an area free from distractions so they are able to focus on these special words.
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  • Writing vows can take time, even days or weeks, and starting early is prudent because it allows time for revision, editing, and even restarting if necessary.
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  • Couples should keep in mind that the presiding clergy may need to review the vows to ensure they are appropriate for the faith or venue, and enough time should be available to alter the vows if they are deemed unsuitable.
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  • Wedding vows should be typed so there is no need to decipher handwriting or interpret revision marks.
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  • Choose a font size that is easy to read without holding the paper to one's face, just in case a quick glance at the printed vows are necessary during the wedding ceremony.
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  • Ideally, the vows should be between 250 and 500 words, which is equivalent to a 2 to 4 minute speech: shorter vows may seem rushed and insincere, and longer vows will seem too drawn out and overdone.
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  • When writing personal wedding vows, there are several things that should be included in the sentiments.
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  • Several types of sentiments, while they may help make the service memorable, are nevertheless inappropriate for wedding vows.
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  • After writing the vows, the couple should first get them approved if necessary.
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  • Both the bride and groom should practice their vows several times to become familiar with the spoken words, even to memorize them for the wedding day if possible.
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  • Writing wedding vows can add personalization and flair to a wedding ceremony, whether they are used in place of more traditional sentiments or just as an addition to familiar vows.
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  • With careful writing and preparation, a couple can easily create meaningful, romantic vows that won't sound scripted or predictable.
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  • Modern wedding vows can be a wonderful way to help personalize your wedding ceremony.
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  • There is nothing inherently wrong with using the traditional wedding vows as part of your ceremony.
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  • They are personalizing every aspect of their wedding, including the vows.
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  • Modern vows can be sweet and romantic, or even funny wedding vows.
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  • Vows can also be written to acknowledge special circumstances in your relationship, such as differing spiritual beliefs or the creation of a blended family due to a second marriage.
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  • The Internet is a great resource for those in search of examples of modern wedding vows.
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  • Elegant Vows has a collection of beautiful and romantic wedding vows.
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  • Figstreet has examples of various types of wedding vows, including a wine ceremony and modern civil ceremony.
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  • Wedding Tips has samples of vows from different religious traditions, including a blessing of the Apaches and an explanation of a handfasting ceremony.
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  • Aloha Friends has a great collection of vow ideas for couples who are planning weddings with a Hawaiian theme, although many of the vows could be adapted for other wedding types as well.
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  • I Do Take Two has examples of special wedding vows for those who are entering into a second marriage.
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  • You can also find a number of vow examples and other resources in the LoveToKnow Weddings articles on Sample Wedding Vows, Free Wedding Vows, and Original Wedding Vows.
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  • If you can't find vows that suit your needs online, you may want to consider writing wedding vows yourself.
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  • You can start from scratch or combine elements of several different vows to create something that is a unique expression of your commitment to your future spouse.
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  • Kiss Me Goodnight has general advice for how to write memorable wedding vows.
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  • The Knot has a guide to writing your own wedding vows that features 20 questions you can ask yourself to help jumpstart your creative process.
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  • Forever Wed has a list of common vocabulary words used in wedding vows, as well as synonyms you can use for each word.
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  • If you're not a professional writer, it's possible composing your own wedding vows can be a stressful experience.
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  • However, it's important to remember that the sentiment behind your vows is much more important than any demonstration of literary skill.
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  • A vow renewal ceremony is the perfect time to experiment with the idea of modern wedding vows, since traditional vows are written for a couple who has yet to experience the challenges of married life.
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  • I Do Take Two has general tips for planning a vow renewal ceremony, as well as advice for creating special vows.
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  • Brilliant Wedding Pages has examples of vows that can be used for a vow renewal ceremony.
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  • Modern wedding vows can be many things - funny, sentimental, customized, romantic, lyrical, or solemn.
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  • Clearwater Beach weddings have many options for interested couples, whether they would like simple sunset vows or a more formal party.
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  • On the spot where the couple will exchange their vows, it is common to place a circle of orchids.
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  • Informal wedding vows are an appropriate choice for an informal wedding that's not being held in a church.
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  • Many organized religions have strict guidelines as to the wedding vows that can be used, but if you're getting married in your backyard, on the beach, or in any kind of civil ceremony, you're likely to have a lot more leeway with your vows.
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  • The words of the classic wedding vows have been so overused in popular culture, you could probably recite them right now.
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  • Besides, those old words may sound pretty stodgy and formal to modern ears, and a modern wedding can handle more informal wedding vows.
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  • Probably the most popular solution when you want to go beyond the traditional for wedding vows is writing your own.
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  • The key when writing your own informal wedding vows is not to get too silly.
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  • If you don't want to write your own wedding vows from scratch, there are many sources for sample wedding vows that you can look at.
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  • Wedding Ministers has a collection of traditional, non-traditional and personalized wedding vows, as well as thoughts for other readings.
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  • Chicago Marriage has some good thoughts about how to choose the style of wedding vows yo'd like to use, as well as some examples.
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  • If you have been asked to write a ceremony reading, keep in mind whether the couple plans to have funny wedding vows.
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  • Beach Weddings has become an especially popular company for those renewing their vows, as many couples went the elaborate route the first time around and are now just hoping for a bit of romance and minimal complications.
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  • One of the great pulls of beachside vows is how far it strays from traditional church or courthouse weddings.
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  • Some churches require you to use their priest or pastor for your vows, while others may allow you to bring in someone else, as long as they are associated with the church's specific denomination.
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  • These famous events, along with many others throughout the year, will provide your guests with a reason to stick around after your vows and visit this beautiful city.
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  • Creating blended family wedding vows can be complicated.
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  • Vows that convey this message to children are the perfect way to begin a new life.
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  • Typical wedding vows are usually very personal wedding vows, said only to your significant other, standing in front of you and all of your guests.
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  • However, when children are involved, you can use your vows that reinforce the new family being created by the marriage.
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  • Asking children for their help in the wedding ceremony vows, or other parts of the wedding planning, can help ease their anxieties.
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  • Children may or may not want to be involved in the actual ceremony vows.
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  • The vows parents say to one another should include the children, regardless of their role in the bridal party.
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  • The officiate, whether a religious or secular leader, may have some suggestions for some sample wedding vows that you can use in a blended family wedding ceremony.
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  • You can also choose to write wedding vows yourselves.
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  • As previously mentioned, the vows are usually said to the spouse and not to the children unless the children make it known they want to be included.
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  • By not pressuring the children to participate but still including them in the blended family wedding vows, you are letting them know they are important without forcing them to accept something they may not be ready for yet.
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  • Including the children in family wedding vows is a wonderful way to unite the two families.
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  • Creating blended family wedding vows is a touching and personal way to share the joining of not just two people, but of an entire family.
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  • Done carefully and with respect for the children involved, these types of vows can be very moving and memorable.
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  • Officiate: If you have one specific person whom you want to preside over your vows, consult them about whether an outdoor venue is appropriate.
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  • Writing wedding vows can seem like a very daunting task, especially for people who do not particularly enjoy writing or who have a difficult time putting their thoughts onto a page.
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  • There is also the added stress of knowing that the vows you speak on your wedding day will be heard by all in attendance and will probably also be recorded for posterity.
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  • On top of all this, your partner may have high hopes for your vows, and if you are nervous about figuring out how to write wedding vows you may put more stress on yourself than you need to.
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  • Always keep in mind that the most important thing about your wedding day is not the vows, or the dress the bride wears, or how many people are in attendance.
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  • In other words, writing your wedding vows should not be something that you lose sleep over.
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  • The very first step in writing wedding vows should be a conversation between you and your soon-to-be spouse that sets clear expectations for the both of you.
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  • Are we writing the vows together, or separately?
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  • Is there anything your partner absolutely wants (or does not want) included in the vows?
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  • You should also consult with the officiant of your wedding ceremony to find out if there are time constraints for wedding vows, or anything else you need to know before you start writing.
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  • Composing your vows will be much easier if all of these questions are answered before you ever put pen to paper.
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  • Bear in mind that the officiant may also need to approve the vows in advance.
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  • Unless you are in a plane on your way to elope, you do not have to write your wedding vows in one rushed sitting.
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  • In the meantime, keep the thoughts of your vows running through your mind and see what comes to you.
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  • After you have spent some days mulling over what makes your partner special and jotting notes down, set aside time to actually sit down and make your first attempt at writing your vows.
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  • Remember: writing wedding vows is only as stressful a task as you make it out to be.
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  • Don't take vows directly from these websites and try to pass them off as your own; it is far too easy for your partner or guests to find the words online later.
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  • While there is nothing wrong with using vows someone else wrote, it is important to not claim you wrote them yourself.
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  • Instead, use these sites as a way to get inspiration for your personal wedding vows.
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  • Understanding how to write wedding vows can at first seem daunting, but if you write from the heart you will find words to cherish for many happy anniversaries.
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  • If you and your soon-to-be spouse want to personalize your ceremony with your own unique flair, creative wedding vows can do the trick.
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  • Your wedding vows will be a way for you and your partner to proclaim your love verbally.
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  • Not only do wedding vows reveal to everyone attending your ceremony what makes your bond with your partner special, but the vows also contain promises that you make to your loved one.
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  • Your vows are where you make this proclamation.
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  • Not everyone wants traditional wedding vows to be a part of their ceremony.
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  • People who are creative, or who want to have their vows really stand out, often turn to creative wedding vows as a way to make the vows more meaningful and unique.
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  • While the guests will remember your unique, personalized vows, the most important aspect is that you and your partner will be able to express your love for one another in a very original and meaningful way.
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  • There is no one set method on how to write your wedding vows.
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  • The important thing is to create wedding vows that are meaningful to you and your partner and that convey what it is you want to vow.
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  • Remember: Your wedding vows are not simply a way to showcase how well you can pull prose together, but are promises you and your partner make to one other.
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  • If you have a good singing voice and you feel as though you would be able to sing your vows without being overcome with emotion, presenting your vows in the form of a song is a creative method of delivering vows.
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  • If you want to present creative vows that go beyond tradition, consider additional vows that include the other important people in your life.
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  • Some couples add vows when the marriage integrates existing families, such as the groom giving vows to the child of the bride from a previous marriage.
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  • Another creative idea is to include everyone in attendance in the vows, asking them to vow to be supportive of the marriage by standing and giving a cheer in agreement.
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  • While this can certainly be a creative way to present vows, be sure to remember that the ceremony ultimately is for you and your partner.
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  • Don't scrimp on your vows together in an attempt to make everyone else feel as though they are a part of the union.
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  • Creativity knows no limits when it comes to vows.
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  • As long as you are able to convey your vows to each other, it does not matter what method you use.
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  • Although unusual for presenting wedding vows, some couples may want to consider using props.
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  • For example, a brief dance that includes showering your partner with flower petals can be one creative way to present vows.
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  • If your goal is to find a creative way to present wedding vows, but you are not particularly artistic and the idea of straying from the traditional format makes you nervous, consider adding a chorus to your vows.
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  • This is one way to present vows that will not be forgotten by those in attendance.
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  • Since the words are your commitment to your spouse, words that are meaningful to the both of you are cherished more than the traditional vows.
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  • Vows describing why you love your spouse or how you plan to spend the rest of your life with him are perfectly acceptable.
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  • Take it a step farther by taking a new angle on traditional wedding vows.
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  • Use the spelling of his name to provide meaning to your vows.
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  • Poetry is a traditional choice for wedding vows.
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  • If temperature concerns you, choose a dress made from lighter fabrics that don't have heavy detailing in order to stay cooler as you recite your vows.
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  • Instead of a traditional church wedding, opt to exchange your vows in a garden setting.
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  • By keeping the decorations simple, you can spend your time focusing on what is really important: taking vows proclaiming your willingness and commitment to spend your life with the person you love.
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  • Whatever dress you end up buying, feel confident in the knowledge that your wedding day is more about your connection with people and your wedding vows than any flowers, venue, or dress.
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  • By coordinating all the ceremony decorations with the aisle as the focal point, couples will create an unforgettable location to share their unforgettable vows.
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  • If you want to have it read aloud, however, you can have the poetry reading near the beginning of the ceremony, soon after the greeting and before the vows are exchanged.
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  • The poetry is a way to lead up to the "big event" of the vows.
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  • If the groom is reading the poem to the bride or vice-versa, however, this could be included as a part of the vows or ring ceremony, depending on the nature of the poem.
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  • Don't interrupt the natural flow of the ceremony from vows to rings to pronouncement of marriage, but remember that there is no correct time within the ceremony to place the poem-the order of service is yours to arrange.
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  • A lapel microphone may also be valuable when it's time to recite the wedding vows, especially if the venue is loud or you're having an outdoor wedding.
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  • Not being able to hear the romantic words of either a poem or the vows will likely frustrate guests, so make sure they can listen to it all.
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  • Romantic wedding vows may have you and your guests in tears during your wedding ceremony.
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  • There are several angles from which you can approach writing your own vows or finding the ones that express the message you'd like to convey.
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  • LoveToKnow has written original romantic vows for readers to use in their ceremonies.
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  • Romantic vows are the perfect time to say all the kind things that you may feel embarrassed to say under other, everyday circumstances.
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  • Writing your vows with love and with your partner in mind (ignore the thought of the "audience" for now) will almost certainly draw tears from your spouse and your guests.
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  • If you aren't writing your own vows to recite in front of a crowd of people on your wedding day, you can borrow vows from other sources.
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  • Romantic wedding vows can be whatever you want them to be-short, long, borrowed, original.
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  • Playful couples who want to have a truly unique and personalized wedding ceremony may consider writing wacky wedding vows.
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  • Zany vows can help cut tension and calm nerves during what can be an otherwise stressful day.
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  • Look at the pros and cons of planning some crazy and wild vows and decide whether they are a good fit for you and your spouse during the wedding ceremony.
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  • Before you get started writing wedding vows that are outrageous, you should consider a few things.
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  • First of all, it is important to make the decision about wacky vows as a couple.
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  • If one partner decides to write silly vows while the other writes romantic wedding vows, it could be uncomfortable for everyone involved and potentially even start a fight between the couple on their wedding day.
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  • When it comes to wacky vows, it is extremely important to be thinking along the same lines.
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  • Religious wedding ceremonies are traditionally fairly solemn and serious, so having silly or crazy vows could offend the church or religious leader.
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  • It is important to clear your vows with him or her before you recite them in the church or religious center.
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  • Religious leaders are not the only ones who may be somewhat upset about off-the-wall vows.
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  • Finally consider whether wacky vows are actually right for you as a couple and your wedding.
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  • If your personalities are calm and serious, people may find silly vows disconcerting and not fitting with who you are as a couple.
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  • Additionally, wacky vows aren't usually the best choice for a wedding where the style and theme reflect grace, elegance or sophistication.
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  • The crazy vows are best for a casual wedding or one with some humorous flair.
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  • Once you've determined whether wacky vows are the right fit for your wedding, it is time to write wedding vows.
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  • Writing them together as a couple can help you make sure your vows work together as a pair, so that all the guests understand the joke is on purpose and not feel awkward during the vows.
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  • It is essential that you both practice your vows together before the wedding ceremony.
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  • To find out if your vows are too over-the-top, consider reading them to your maid of honor and best man to get feedback.
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  • If you write your vows and decide they are a little too much for the wedding ceremony, consider reworking them into a wedding speech.
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  • Wacky wedding vows are sure to be some of the most original wedding vows ever heard by many guests at a wedding.
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  • These small scraps of printed paper can include any number of special messages, from your wedding vows to a special poem.
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  • Say your vows beneath a painted lattice arch.
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  • Destination: Many couples choose to renew their vows while on an anniversary trip.
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  • There is usually a wedding processional with music, followed by readings, a message from the presiding official and an exchange of vows.
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  • For example, they may want to recite Star Wars vows or have a naked wedding renewal.
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  • Couples may choose to have vow renewal ceremonies for many reasons, and these ideas for renewing your vows can make this second ceremony just as meaningful and romantic as your initial wedding day.
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  • Regardless of the reason for renewing vows, a couple should understand that a renewal ceremony will not replace their wedding day.
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