Celebrate Staying Together! Reasons To Renew Vows, Tips


still married sign
Source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/46654546113880099/
wedding vow renewal
Source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/25895766580192892/

Love HAS Kept You Together, Even If It Didn’t Work for the Captain and Tennille.

Who says elaborate wedding celebrations are for newlyweds only? After all, half of marriages end in divorce, so it makes sense that committed couples who survive the ups and downs of a partnership should celebrate the ongoing success of their union.

If you and your partner are up for a well-deserved recommitment ceremony, check out the “whys” for holding such an event, as well as a few tips!

Vow renewal on beach
Source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/109704940897081187/

Why Plan a Vow Renewal Event?

The biggest and best reasons to plan a vow renewal event include:

  • You want to make a big deal out of a big anniversary, such as 20, 30, 40, etc. years together.
  • Your original wedding didn’t go exactly as planned, whether due to a hurricane or other nasty weather, youth and inexperience, or because didn’t have the sweet budget you have now.
  • You decided to elope and want to plan a ceremony/event with friends and family.
  • You’ve survived one or several marriage “tests,” such as a lengthy illness, long-distance military deployment, or other trial, and it’s about darn time you celebrated your love and ongoing commitment.
still married sign
Source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/46654546113880099/

Enjoy a Much More Relaxed Event

Since a vow renewal doesn’t require recognition by religious or civil authorities, there’s endless options regarding who can marry you and where to have the event. Ask your oldest child or close friend to officiate, as you don’t need anyone to sign off on a marriage license. Do it on a desolate tropical island or other remote location if desired, because the country’s rules on visitor weddings won’t apply.

renewing vows
Source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/284430532689380973/

Forget the Stress of Planning a Wedding–A Vow Renewal Event is Hassle-Free

You can forgo the bachelor or bachelorette parties this time, since you haven’t been single for awhile! And you don’t need to deal with a gift registry either, as registries are for first-timers who need home-building basics, such as knife sets and dog doors. You already have those things, so you’re good. Since nothing is official about a vow renewal, you won’t have to concern yourself with witnesses, either.

Intimate Vow Renewal
Source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/250512797996188487/

Let Someone Else Host!

Obviously you and your fiancé hosted your first wedding, so why not have a close friend or an adult child host the celebration? Discuss nifty location options with your host, as you don’t need to have the ceremony in a church or other place of worship. The host may come up with ideas you never would have thought of on your own!

vow renewal outdoors
Source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/46654546113880081/

Skip Some Rituals, But Keep a Few Others

When Colin Cowie recently planned the vow renewal ceremony for celebrity actress Holly Robinson Peete and former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, he combined traditions from their first wedding with brand-new touches, such as involving their four children in the ceremony.

Holly Robinson vow renewal
Source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/119626933823075808/

Skip rituals that really only work the first time, such as the tossing of the bouquet or the best man’s hunt for the garter on a poor bridesmaid. However, continuing the tradition of the married couple’s first dance, especially to the music used the first time around, is a lovely, tear-jerking touch.

Enhanced by Zemanta

Suggested Posts

Natural Bridal Makeup

When it’s time to renew your vows and re-commit yourself to your partner after all these years, there’s no need not to look like the most beautiful version of yourself. Dewy skin, some blushing cheeks and beautiful lashes are all you need when you said, “I do,” this time around. Take a peek at these …

0 3.6k
Share

Children Involvement In Wedding Ceremonies & Wedding Planning If you’re bringing children from a previous relationship, ‘what will the children do on the wedding day?’. Whatever you do, don’t leave this until the last moment. If you are trying to think of a way to involve a child in your second wedding there are plenty of …

0 3.9k
Share
second wedding toast

Below is a sample wedding speech perfect for a couple getting married for the second time. Sample Toasts for Second Weddings Best Man Speech, Second Marriage for Bride and Groom My name is James, and on behalf of Matthew and Angie, I would like to thank you for attending this union today! I have the …

0 5.8k
Share

We all know that photography is an art form, and yet there are many amateurs who seem to think that they can get away with meager work that does nothing for the client. When looking through engagement photographers in Chatham, be sure to pay attention to the big picture (no pun intended.) This includes experience, …

0 3.5k
Share

  To succeed as a married couple, it’s important to develop good communication, teamwork, patience, and trust. All these characteristics are honed from the time you start dating, but all of the things you’ve learned will be tested once you are engaged and planning the wedding. Planning a wedding is an enormous task that involves …

0 3.6k
Share
old couple vow renewal

We know that one out of two marriages ends in divorce in the United States and that number can be depressing. This Valentine’s Day we want to focus on the positive. 50% of couples stay married and are happy, in love and devoted to each other. This Valentine’s Day we thought it would be fun to share …

0 3.7k
Share