If you and your spouse have made it to a significant anniversary, or you just want to have a “do-over” wedding, consider a vow renewal.
There may be a considerable history to the relationship by the time a renewal of vows is decided upon. There may be even children of the partnership.
The focus of a wedding renewal is the promises you are making to each other, to Holy Spirit, and the sacred ritual of marriage.
In crafting such a ceremony it can be very important to reflect the journey that you as the couple have been on since you met and committed to one another. You can also include your hopes for the future as a couple or as a family. Just as with any wedding planning, you may begin by figuring out what style of ceremony/reception you’d like, deciding a budget, picking a date and finding a venue.
The good news is that vow renewals are generally less expensive than the wedding, and with less rules on what “should” be done. You can really concentrate on the elements that are important to you, and design a wonderfully unique ceremony. In making your vows you may choose to re affirm your original vows, or you may decide to re write your vows in celebration of who you are as a couple at present, and who you wish to be in the future.
A Renewal of Vows or Re-Affirmation Ceremony can also include a commemorative certificate. I have beautiful certificates available and they are included in the service.
This certificate can be signed by two witnesses at the event and people of any age even children could be the signatories at this renewal ceremony. A Renewal of Vows ceremony can be formatted similarly to a wedding ceremony or can have a unique structure as chosen by you.
You may wish to renew your vows as a celebration of the evolution of your relationship, or as a ceremony for people who were unable to attend your wedding, or maybe set the stage for a second honeymoon! Whatever the reason, vow renewal ceremonies are a marvelous way to deepen your commitment to one another, and to Holy Spirit.
No doubt there are children now! Consider making them part of the ceremony, perhaps forming a circle and dancing around yoy to celebrate the family, or perhaps something more formal, like a Candle Lighting Ceremony, or a Sand Ceremony.
Please contact me to begin planning your Wedding Vow Renewal now! I love to connect and support you through the process and I have check-lists and a host of wonderful ideas and sample vow renewals for you to explore.