What is renewal of Wedding Vows?
The renewal of wedding vows also known as re-affirmation of vows ceremony is for married couples wishing to re-affirm the vows of love and commitment they took on their wedding day, whether it was 1 year, 10 years or 50 years ago.
There are no legalities relating to this ceremony. A ceremony such as this, provide the couple with an opportunity for their family and friends to participate, witness, and affirm their continuing love and support for the couple and their marriage.
Why have a renewal of Vows Ceremony?
This ceremony also provides an opportunity for the couple to renew their commitment, love and support for each other for no other reason other than they wish to do it. If a relationship has been through a period of dislocation or their original ceremony for whatever reason was not totally meaningful to them, this is an opportunity to renew their vows and turn the occasion into something very, very special.
How do you go about choosing a ceremony?
Every aspect of the ceremony should reflect you (both), your thoughts and feelings, beliefs and ideals, hopes and desires. The ceremony can be therefore, personalised to suit you with a collection of ceremonies, readings, rituals and traditions, music will provide the inspiration you need to decide exactly what it is you want to say to your loved one and to your family and friends at this special time of re-commitment.
Your ceremony could be....
Simple but sincere; more traditional ~ to include readings by a family member or guest; A ceremony with a splash of spirituality provided by candles and readings; A culturally rich ceremony with a ritual maybe; A ceremony to include children or to also recognize and acknowledge revered deceased relatives or friends?