08/22/2013 01:43 pm ET

Wedding Vows: Why It's Worthwhile To Write Your Own

While many couples choose to recite standard wedding vows -- for example, "To have and to hold, 'til death do us part" -- some couples opt to write their own vows and make promises that are specific to their relationships.

One such couple, Ricardo McRae and Gloria Roheim McRae, stopped by HuffPost Live this week and opened up about why they chose to write personalized vows.

"I thought of it as one of the most intimate moments that you can have in life," Ricardo said. "I just couldn't think of any reason why I would have someone else decide what I should say in that moment."

Want to write your own vows but not sure where to start? Martha Stewart Weddings magazine offers a simple seven-step process, which begins with couples writing first drafts of their vows separately.

To learn more about personalized vows, watch the full conversation on HuffPost Live.

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