Renewing your wedding vows is one of the most romantic things you can do to show the world how much you still love each other.
And the great thing about the second time round is that it can be done your way.
Your Anniversary is a great time to renew your vows as it really is a celebration of your marriage.
Plus this way you still have the same anniversary, can you imagine what it would be like if you had more than one anniversary to celebrate each year?!
There are no set rules or etiquette when it comes to your vow renewal, this really is about the two of you.
We know that your wedding is meant to be just about the two of you but you will always end up compromising on something to make someone else happy.
If you want to stand under a waterfall in Hawaii, or renew your vows while skydiving then you go for it! We would love to see the pictures if you do!
Start by thinking about the type of ceremony that you both want, it can just be the two of you or you could invite everyone. A number of couples that didn't have the wedding of their dreams first time round make sure they do when they renew their vows.
Traditional could be the wedding that you didn't have, with your ceremony at your local place of worship followed by a reception.
Planning your vow renewal will be just like planning a wedding. You will need a venue for your ceremony and then for your reception.
You will also need
You may be renewing your vows on an anniversary so you could have that as the theme for your reception.
Here are some ideas for the ceremony.
When it comes to renewing your vows, you choose how you would like to do it.
As it isn't a legally binding ceremony there are no rules.
You can have an officiant, or a friend, or just the two of you.
Some couples choose to say their original Wedding Vows, others like to add extras to make it special for their Anniversary.
"I promise to continue to love you with everything I have,
To treasure everything we have together,
To celebrate with you all our achievements
And to enjoy our time together.
Thank you for the years we have enjoyed as a married couple, you have been my guiding star and I will forever be yours."
If you are looking to add a magical moment to your Vow Renewals include a Unity Candle in your Ceremony.
Both of you will light your own candle and then together light the main one.
Showing how marriage brings two individuals together and unites them in love.
It really is very special.
You could have your family be part of your special day with your son maybe walking you down the aisle and have your daughters as your bridesmaids. You can include other family members in readings and don't forget to call on their skills for items you need help with for your wedding.
But you don't have to walk down the aisle if you don't want to.
As a Vow Renewal isn't a legal ceremony you don't always need a certificate, but there are times when you do. Details on the link below.
If you had the big traditional wedding originally you may want something a bit different when you renew your vows.
Las Vegas has been a popular destination to renew your vows, it's bright, fun and loud. Plus you may have secretly wanted to do this first time but just didn't get round to it. You don't need a marriage certificate but if you choose to use one of the many cool chapels in Vegas then normal ceremony costs will apply. You will be pleased to know that you can still have Elvis at a renewal ceremony!
You can renew your vows anywhere you want waterfalls, beaches and your own backyard are favorite places. As this is not an official and legal ceremony you don't need to have an officiant present, a friend or family member can perform the ceremony. You could even just have the two of you and say your vows to each other, no witnesses just each other.
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