Renewing your vows can be so much fun when you put in the time and effort beforehand - there's nothing worse than being unprepared!
That's why we want to share some helpful pieces of advice on how to make such ceremony special.
Do you remember when you first said I do? Your wedding day was the happiest, most special day of your life. You woke up in love and went to bed in love. Life seemed so perfect, but over time things changed. It can be hard to keep that spark alive when each year brings new challenges and responsibilities. But there is one way to reignite the flame: renewing your vows! With a renewal ceremony, you’ll reaffirm the promises you made on your wedding day and rediscover just how much those words still mean today as well as tomorrow.
First of all, choose a place where you and your partner feel comfortable enough to let loose and express yourselves. This is an opportunity for you both to open up about the past years together and talk about how much has changed. It doesn’t have to be a surprise, so you can all plan together. Locations for your renewal of vows ceremony could be a party room at a restaurant where you and/or your guests can enjoy some food and drink, or it could even be the rooftop of your home. You can also choose to renew your vows outdoors in a natural setting such as the beach, park, woods, or garden — it's up to you.
Once you decide on the location and date, send invitations to those you would like to be present at your vows renewal ceremony (in case you are not planning an intimate one with just two of you). Be sure to include information about your location, time, and date so that your guests can plan accordingly.
Think of the outfits. You do not need a wedding dress and a veil - wear what you want. If you feel like renewing vows in jeans and a t-shirt - why not? Whatever you choose, your outfit should reflect the formality of the event.
Consider, that according to the vow renewal etiquette, Gifts from your guests are not to be solicited or expected. You can, however, present each other with new or upgraded wedding rings.
You can have a professional photographer, however, you may choose to do it yourself or with the help of a friend. If you want, video record your vows to keep these memories for years.
Remember, that your vows are your promise to live life together, and if you're feeling like the spark has gone out of your relationship, maybe it's time for a refresher. Renewing your wedding vows is an excellent way to work on strengthening that bond again while rekindling some of those old memories. You can even come up with new promises or statements based on what you've learned since getting married. Whether it's just the two of you renewing them privately in front of friends and family or doing something more elaborate like exchanging rings at sunset atop Rocky Mountain National Park, there are plenty of ways to make this ceremony special for both spouses as well as all who attend! We wish you the happiest and most touching vows renewal ceremony.