If you are like me and cringe at the thought of expressing yourself through creative writing, you may look for outside sources of inspiration such as a poem. I found a one recently that truly expresses the meaning and importance of the day.
"Marriage is not a culmination, it is a beginning.
The beginning of a life that will grow and change in
Many years from now, when we look back upon our life,
love and this day, we will remember that flowers, music
and food were not what made this day so special.
It will be our memories of sharing the beginning of our life
as husband and wife with you, our friends and family.
Having you here with us today has made our
wedding truly wonderful."