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If you don’t want to read your vows from a crumpled up piece of paper, and since your giant agenda-sized notebook won’t exactly fit in your clutch or look wedding-worthy… yeah, you’re going to need to buy vow books for your wedding.
And there’s good news and bad news.
The bad news is, it’s another thing on your to-do list. I know, your list is already super-long, but we only tell you these things because we’d tell them to our own sisters, friends, or cousins. And it’s totally worth the price!
The good news is, they don’t cost that much and they’ll look amazing in wedding photos. :) Plus, they’re a definite asset to have at your ceremony, which we’ll explain in this blog post.
So, grab a huge cup of coffee (make mine a double, and splash in some pumpkin spice!) and get ready to learn all about vow books for weddings.
It’s quite interesting, really. ;)
Plus, you can win a pair of them at the end of this article!
Where to Buy Vow Books
But most of all, you need vow books for your wedding for two very important reasons.
1. You won’t have to uncrumple a huge piece of paper and try to read your writing.
If you were hoping to write down your words on a piece of paper and quietly open it up after folding it in your clutch, think again. A vow book keeps things nice and neat, no crumbling, no wrinkling, no trying to figure out what the heck did I write?
Even if your writing isn’t so great, a book with lined pages — those chic vow books you’ve been seeing everywhere — will keep things nice and neat. When you write your vows in them, you’ll write them neatly because you know you’ll be reading directly from it.
Plus, when you’re nervous, your hands tend to shake a bit; a thin piece of paper really shakes and shows your nervousness. A book is a bit thicker, giving you something for both hands to hold, steady yourself, and read from the heart, without all that stress about a single piece of paper shaking like crazy. ;)
And a vow book will make reading your promises so much easier. Even if you memorize them, having a visual guide to help you along if you forget a part will make for a seamless ceremony vow recitation.
2. You’ll have a long-lasting keepsake of your vows written in a book.
It is nice to have a few keepsake mementos from your wedding day, and it is extra-special to re-read your written vows on your anniversaries to come.
3. It is easy to have someone hold your vow books and present when the time is ready.
Typically, the officiant will hold the vow books for you to exchange when ready. Other times, the Maid of Honor holds the bride’s vow book, while the Best Man holds the groom’s vow book.
The vow books are sized small enough to slide into a clutch purse or pocket, making it easy to hold on to until you’re ready to read aloud from your books.
I wish I had written down our vows when reciting them. Although we did traditional vows, it would have been nice to have them written in his and hers vow books like these we spotted. They make a really cute keepsake!
Now that you know why you need them, we’ll tell you where to buy vow books — and give you a chance to win a set of them!
There are many vow books Etsy has to offer, but upon searching for stylish ones we kept finding the same designs, color palettes, and the prices seemed outrageous for two small books to write your vows in.
Weddings can be expensive as it is, so why add vow books that cost a ton of money?
After searching high and low, these are the best vow books to read at your ceremony! We think so, anyway: they’re handmade from PaperPeachShop and are stylish, incredibly bright, colorful, and handcrafted with love.
We looked everywhere online and just didn’t find a style like these anywhere else. The vow books Amazon offered seem so cheap — in quality, especially. The vow books Etsy had to offer were beautiful, but it’s tough to figure out what quality is as nice as pictured. But THESE vow books are backed by tons of happy customers and we fell in love with the designs on the covers. Plus, we’ve featured products from Nicci’s awesome shop before and her customer service is stellar.
So much win here, you guys!
From PaperPeach, you can buy vow books to read at your ceremony — a set of two — under $25 for most options, currently with free shipping.
That’s pretty amazing, especially when you see the awesome craftsmanship.
Inside the pages — which have a ton of cover options! — you get their signature saddle stitch binding, card stock cover, foil options, rounded corners, and 24 lined pages inside each book.
They measure 4″ x 5.5″ in size: perfect.
Here are some of the styles available in the shop. You can buy vow books with tropical print, floral print, modern design, gold foil, and so much more.
Vow Books to Read
Here are a few of our favorite vow books from the collection.
Now that you’ve seen why you need vow books to read at your ceremony, where to buy them, and some examples, let’s go ahead and get you entered to win a pair!
And the winner is… Natasha C! Congrats! Check your inbox for details on receiving your prize. Thank you to all who entered! If you didn’t win, you can still shop great finds at PaperPeach!
GIVEAWAY: WIN VOW BOOKS!
One lucky winner will receive a set of two vow books for his or her wedding. These are some of the prettiest vow books Etsy has to offer. Customize your covers and choose your favorite style from PaperPeachShop!
– Enter between 9/21/20-10/7/20 (11:59pm EST)
– Prize: 1 pair of two (2) beautiful vow books
– Prize value: $25 plus free shipping to USA, international pays shipping | No cash value
– Winner randomly selected using random.org and announced on this blog post (and our newsletter) on or around 10/8
HOW TO ENTER
Yay, that’s it!
And one lucky winner will get a pair of vow books to use at the ceremony.
We’re excited to see what kind of design the winner chooses, and how they’ll look at his or her wedding.
Oh, how we love giveaways around here!