To make wedding vows more meaningful and personal, we strongly encourage couples to write their own remarriage vows for their second wedding ceremonies. Original vows, written from the heart, serve as a source of strength and inspiration for a lifetime.
When you write your own wedding vows, acknowledge what your upcoming marriage means to you. Focus on what makes your relationship so special. Describe what your partner, the marriage ceremony and spending the rest of your life together mean to you.
If you don’t have a flair for writing, don’t worry! We have several sample wedding vows that you can use (the whole vow or simply the parts that appeal to you), which have been specially written for a second marriage ceremony.
Second Wedding Vow Samples
Including Children in a Second Wedding Ceremony
Sample Wedding Vows for weddings including children and blended families.
The children—now part of a loving blended family—can then repeat “We do” after these words:
For second marriages that involve children, the Family Medallion ceremony invites them to participate in the ceremony, signifying the creation of a new family. Pendants come with an 18″ chain, keepsake booklet, poem and numerous ceremony examples. Personalize medallions with each child’s initials. The Family Unity Candle Ceremony involves the kids by inviting them up, along with the parents (grandparents too) to light one large unity candle which symbolizes the blending of two families into one. It’s a sweet way to encourage acceptance in cases where children may be unsure of the meaning of the wedding or may have their doubts about “getting a new family”.
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