Joyful as they are, weddings can often be quite intense emotional experiences, so it’s wise to balance your ceremony with personal, humorous and even surprise touches if you can. Bespoke declarations are the perfect solution: a chance to speak freely, in a natural way, before you take your marriage vows.
Short or long, declarations can take various forms: listing your favourite things about each other or summing up your feelings as you prepare to marry.
Though intended to add a sense of spontaneity to proceedings, we’d still take the time to work out what you want to say in advance.
350+ testimonials capture how bespoke declarations can create standout moments couples really enjoy designing, writing and delivering, their guests relishing the impact ‘live’ as well.
I usually help clients agree an outline and ideal length before they start, then act as editor, confidentially comparing drafts so we’re sure they’ll work.
This means you get to look forward to the big reveal without running the risk of your styles jarring, incompatibility of content or any repetition.
Declarations aren’t the same as vows, but if you wanted to include some serious promises alongside more light-hearted observations the contrast can work very well.
Cost will be governed by whether we’re considering declarations that are short and sweet or something a little more developed – just ask me for examples.
Hannah Wroe Gill – Words and Wisdom