What Is a Vow Renewal?

A vow renewal is a celebratory ceremony for a married couple to reaffirm their commitment to each other. They are especially popular on milestone anniversaries (10, 25, or 50 years), however, there is no rule as to when to have one.

The most important thing to remember is not to get caught up in wedding planning. Vow renewal ceremonies should be unique and meaningful while wholly re-committing yourselves to each other.

Why Do Couples Renew Their Vows?

Vow renewals are held for any number of reasons. Perhaps the couple was only able to have a small wedding or during covid, a reduced service was only allowed, and you now wish to have more guests present. Maybe you've overcome an illness, infidelity, or other situation in your marriage and want to re-commit to each other. Other couples may be so crazy in love after the first year of marriage that they simply want to say “I do” all over again. For romantics, planning a surprise vow renewal for your partner, it can be a way to re-ignite the flame of passion!

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Vow Renewal Ceremony

Vow renewals are a heartfelt way to celebrate your love and reaffirm the promises you made to each other on your wedding day. If you are thinking about having a vow renewal ceremony, a joyous

celebration of your marriage can be planned easily.


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It may also be a way of saying goodbye. One particularly moving vow renewal was held in a hospice for a couple, complete with flowers and cake. Two days later, after promising to see her husband in heaven, the wife passed peacefully.

Does a Vow Renewal Require a License?

A vow renewal is purely ceremonial. You are not required to obtain a marriage license or use a registered church minister.

There are no legal documents involved and it can be held anywhere at any time!

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