Renewal of Vows

There are times when a married couple may feel it is appropriate to express and renew their love and commitment, especially when celebrating special anniversaries such as, first, tenth, twenty, thirty, or fifty year anniversaries. In celebrating a Renewal of Vows Ceremony, the vows made on your special day come to the forefront and help to continue shaping your lives together.

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What you need to know:

  1. The Ceremony
    Renewal of Vows Ceremonies are full of warmth and feeling. Re-affirmation or renewal of vows ceremonies are also suitable for married couples, which, after separation, are seriously reunited. Some have also felt the need for such a ceremony, when their original ceremony, for one reason or another was meaningless to them.

    Another common practice is when people marry overseas or into different cultures, they wish to celebrate the commitment to each other in front of family and friends on their return.

  2. Why a Renewal of Vows Ceremony?
    These ceremonies symbolise an ongoing commitment to each other as well as a pledge of your love. They also give you the opportunity to say thank you to each other for the dedication, love and friendship that you have shared throughout your married life.
  3. Planning Your Ceremony
    You have made a wonderful decision to renew your vows to each other. Your ceremony should be arranged the same way as a marriage ceremony except that the introductions should be unique and express your true feelings to each other and your view on your married life together. It may involve your children, family and friends, who throughout the years have been a witness to your love and friendship or alternatively, by just you, the husband and wife.