After all the crafty stuff was said and done, the hardest part about planning a wedding came down to writing the vows. I agonized over them. I told the lovely, smart ladies at A Practical Wedding all about it, and what came out was a how-to on writing your own vows. And, even better, what came out of that was an open thread of already-marrieds sharing their vows. So many ladies and gents sharing their beautiful, personal and inspiring promises.

Photo by Megan Rossman.