08/19/2013 08:11 pm ET

Before Saying ‘I Do,' Define Just What You Mean


Writing your own vows, Lois Kellerman says, is like making homemade cookies.

“If you can find the right ingredients, the right words in the case of vows, it is almost always better,” said Ms. Kellerman, a former leader of the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture who has officiated at hundreds of weddings.

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