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10 wedding vows I'm making to YOU!

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  • Bride-to-be vows to her public that she will never fight with husband in public
  • She will only play matchmaker with friends who request her help
  • She will only call her husband cute nicknames in private
By Wendy Atterberry
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(The Frisky) -- For our July wedding, my fiancé and I have decided to write our own vows. Of all the wedding preparations, I'm pretty sure this aspect will the most challenging -- with the exception of breaking the news to my heat-intolerant mother that the ceremony would be held outdoors at noon in the middle of summer -- if only because it's so personal.

Along with wedding vows to husband, bride-to-be makes vows to family and friends.

Along with wedding vows to husband, bride-to-be makes vows to family and friends.

While sharing my thoughts in a public forum isn't such a new thing for me, I'm not so used to reading those thoughts out loud to a group of close friends and family on a highly emotional day. I hope I don't choke!

The other day, as I was thinking about what vows I wanted to make as a wife, I started thinking about a different kind of vow -- the kind I'd like to make to the public. So, I bring you the 10 vows that I make to you, as I begin my life as a married woman.

I vow to you, the public:

1. I will never argue with my husband at restaurant, on a plane, in a store, at a party, or anywhere else in your company. The Frisky: Do this when really angry

2. When we have kids, I'll push the stroller on the side of the sidewalk -- giving you room to pass -- and not straight down the middle like I own the whole thing because I have a baby. The Frisky: Bad wife or bad mother

3. I will never refer to my husband as "hubby" or "hubs."

4. I will refrain from calling dinner out with my husband "Date Night."

5. I will never ask you to switch seats on a plane, bus, or whatever so I can sit next to my husband.

6. I promise not to share a personal e-mail address with my husband.

7. I will only play matchmaker with my single friends who have actually expressed an interest in being matched up.

8. I will to take the "P" out of PDA ... unless I'm really drunk, in which case I can't be held responsible for my behavior. The Frisky: PDA don'ts!

9. I will only call my husband by my pet name for him (Fatso) in private.

10. I will not let myself go. (Okay, so this is really more a vow to myself than to you, but if you had any idea how bad I could let myself go, you'd thank me for not going there.) The Frisky: Scary relationship advice from French wives

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