Renewal of Your Wedding Vows Ceremony
There can be a number of reasons for wanting to renew your wedding vows, in this article we are looking at why you might want to renew and how you can do this.
Reasons why you might want to Renew your Wedding Vows:
You might want to renew your vows as a way of celebrating a significant wedding anniversary such as 5, 10, 25 years or even 50 years of marriage.
Your original wedding was just a simple affair, now you want to celebrate with a big party to remember.
Maybe your wedding day did not fully go to plan and renewing your vows will help erase those problems.
Your original wedding was not witnessed by all your family and friends and you would like to repeat your wedding vows in front of all of them this time around.
Your relationship has hit some rocky times in the past and by retaking your wedding vows you are reaffirming your commitment to each other.
By reaffirming your wedding vows it shows you are both romantics at heart.
Whatever your reason for reaffirming your wedding vows the focus should be on the promises you are each making to the other and to the sanctity of marriage.
How you can Renew your Wedding Vows
There are very few rules or do’s and don’ts connected to the renewal of your wedding vows so it can be as simple or as elaborate as you want it to be. It could be just the two of you alone in your favorite place exchanging the vows that you have written, or equally it could be a huge party with hundreds of guests.
The First Steps to Planning your Event
The first things you need to do is to decide what type of ceremony you require, how big (if any) will the reception be, how much do you plan to spend, deciding on a date (easy if it is on your wedding anniversary) and on finding a suitable venue.
A Vow Renewal, Should it be an Elaborate Occasion?
There is no definitive answer to this question. It depends very much on your own reasons for wanting to renew your vows. For some couples they felt that during their original wedding they were so busy with the planning and organizing that much of the focus of the day was missed by them. For this reason many renewals tend to be more intimate occasions with close family and friends followed by dinner at a restaurant. The opposite can be said for those with little money to spend on their original wedding that now want a lavish party to follow the ceremony.
A Few Don’ts to Consider
Whether you are planning a big lavish celebration or just a gathering of your closest family and friends there are a few rules of etiquette to remember.
Attendants are unnecessary. You can invite your original bridesmaids and best man and give them a mention during the ceremony. Do not ask for gifts, wedding gifts are to help a newly married couple setting up a home together. A vows renewal ceremony is not a time for you to get an upgrade on your kitchen contents.
If you have children you can give them a role in the ceremony, just something that involves them but does not overburden them with responsibility.
What Should be Said on a Renewal of Wedding Vows Ceremony?
As your celebrant Brisbane I can help you with this task and can assist you in choosing the right words to say. Choose something personal that emphasizes your commitment to each other.
Whatever your reason for retaking your wedding vows the focus should be on the promises you are each making to the other and to the sanctity of your marriage.