In my post last week about our pastor talking about both me and Mr Fix It and why he 'likes us,' he mentioned that I am a planner and that Mr Fix It is a surfer. Well, in today's post, I am sharing with you our personally written messages to each other.
And as you'll see in the video, Mr Fix It just 'wings it' and didn't have anything specific prepared or written down. This is exactly why I didn't involve him in the writing of the traditional vows I shared last week, because he really just waits until he is in the moment to make decisions and share thoughts. :)
The funny thing is, me being the planner, I knew one day Mr Fix It and I would get married. And so early on in our six year relationship, I started keeping a journal that every once in a very great while, I would write a note or reminder about something he did or said or something I thought about him. Basically, as soon as we got engaged, I went back through those old journal entries to gain inspiration and then wrote out this letter to Mr Fix It. It was written probably a good 9 to 12 months before our wedding and I didn't look at it again until it was time to print it out when we were going over the ceremony with our pastor. So yes, it was well planned in advance - at least mine was.
So here it is, the video of our messages to each other.
I just absolutely love how our pastor knew how to put us at ease and lighten a mood with a simple statement like when he tells Mr Fix It 'he's not going to top' my message. :)
Share Time: Did/Will you include a personally written note or message to each other in addition to the vows you recite? Or will you maybe write your vows as the written notes to one another? How much time did you put into writing them out? Did you wait until the last minute or have them prepared very early on?
TODAY'S WEDDING TIP: If you are reciting traditional vows, consider whether or not you'd like to incorporate a personal message to one another before you actually recite your vows.
Raw video footage courtesy of Video Keepsakes of Beverly Hills
Unless otherwise indicated, photos by Robert Mullins