Wedding Vows & Ceremony Discussions

New to this board - I love this poem...

and was trying to come up with a way to incorporate it into our vows.  Logistically, I just don't know how that is going to work (The poem is kind of long for vows and FI isn't very keen on having something so long to recite/read).  My best idea so far is to have it as a "reading by the couple" followed by a traditional vow exchange.  Here's the poem... (Hopefully it will be legible, I'm copy and pasting)


-Dorothy R. Colgan


I promise to give you the best of myself

and to ask of you no more than you can give.

I promise to respect you as your own person

and to realize that your interests, desires and needs

are no less important than my own.

I promise to share with you my time and my attention

and to bring joy, strength and imagination to our relationship.

I promise to keep myself open to you,

to let you see through the window of my world

into my innermost fears and feelings, secrets and dreams.

I promise to grow along with you,

to be willing to face changes in order to keep

our relationship alive and exciting.

I promise to love you in good times and bad,

with all I have to give and all I feel inside

in the only way I know how,

completely and forever

To do the "reading by the couple" idea, FI and I will just alternate reading "I promise..." lines.  What do you think?  Any other sugestions?? TIA!

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