Say “I Do” all over again!
What is a Renewal of Vows Ceremony?
A Renewal of Vows ceremony is a way to reaffirm your wedding vows to each other. It is a ceremony in which you will once more agree to the vows you have made.
We offer a very simple, meaningful ceremony that not only affirms and honours the commitment you have shared, but expresses your dreams and aspirations for the next part of your life together, or we can help you create a more personalized service.
When is a Renewal of Vows appropriate?
Although vow renewal can be a meaningful expression at any time, often couples choose to renew their vows on milestone anniversaries, such as the 10th, 25th, and so on. This is a special way to honour the years that have passed since the wedding while attesting that the love that brought you together remains as vital and strong as ever - or even more so.
Ceremonies of Renewal are also appropriate when couples have married without their loved ones' presence. Instead, they may have eloped, had a very small private service, or married out of town or country. If they wish to celebrate their union with family and friends who were not present at the wedding, a Renewal ceremony makes that possible.
Finally, Renewal ceremonies are appropriate anytime couples wish to reaffirm their dedication to their marriage and each other. They may have surmounted difficulties such as marital problems, illness, or disaster. Perhaps they have reached a milestone in their life together - a special birthday, a new home or job, the last of the children leaving home. A renewal of commitment is a lovely way to open a new chapter of your life as a couple.
How formal is a Renewal of Vows Ceremony?
As formal as you like! Some couples elect to renew vows in their own living room or backyard, with guests dressed casually enjoying a comfortable barbecue; others choose a lavish affair complete with a catered reception. There is no right or wrong. It's entirely up to you. Customized ceremonies can make this day even more special.
Book a phone/skype consultation to discuss and review your needs and preferences. We can provide a simple ceremony, or create something uniquely yours. Vow options are available, or we can help you write your own. Simply let us know what you prefer and we finalize the ceremony details. Rehearsals can be arranged.