Question: I hear what’s being said loud and clear: if your married you cannot have another “wedding” unless you’ve divorced at first. However, my confusion is in regards to what occurs during a renewal, convalidation or whatever purpose it is, other than the initial wedding (I’ll stick with renewal for simplicity). First dance, Giving away, …

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Questions: My siblings and I are planning my parents 50th wedding anniversary out of state. I would like to have some type of religious ceremony but don’t know the difference between a marriage blessing and vow renewal. My parents are both Catholic (my father is a Deacon on sabbatical) however there were not married in …

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Vow Renewal Reception Question: My husband and I will be renewing our vows on our 15th wedding anniversary March 2008. We eloped the first time without any friends or family present. Our original witnesses at the civil wedding were a couple in line with us at the City Hall. So no one we knew was …

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Question: My husband and I will celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary in July. The marriage was never “easy”, but over the last two years our relationship deteriorated. We faced several major life stressors with our child and careers. The resulting depression made things even harder. The fights were becoming more frequent. After a while, we …

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redo my wedding

Question: My husband and I were married a little over a year ago. What was supposed to be my perfect day was ruined. The ceremony was not what I had pictured. My father-in-law officiated the ceremony and told me he would use “traditional vows”. Instead, he used words such as “obey” and my husband and …

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Are you planning a vow renewal and wanting to nix a bit of tradition and go your own route? You’ve already taken the leap and exchanged your promises – and rings – in front of your family, friends and had a minister make it “official,” so it’s okay to go at this alone. But the …

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vow renewal 5 years

Question: I have used the search tool and gone through several threads but have not come across a thread as unique as mine, so I am going to give this a shot… My husband and I will be married for five years in May 2010. We originally had planned to renew our vows on our …

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Exchanging Rings At Vow Renewal Ceremony

They are a couple of the most popular questions among those planning their vow renewal: “Are we supposed to exchange rings at the ceremony? Do we use our old ones or buy new ones?” And we’re here to help settle the score and stop stressing within your planning. This should be a fun time for …

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surprise vow renewal

  Vow Renewal Question: I am planning a surprise 25th wedding anniversary party/vow renewal for my mom and dad. My parents have always talked about renewing vows on their 25th, unfortunately my father was recently diagnosed with cancer, and every penny they have is going to his treatments, so they gave up on the idea …

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beautiful vow renewal dress

Vow Renewal Dress Question: My husband & I are planning to renew our wedding vows this year on our anniversary. I did research that says the dress for a renewal should be informal. When we got married I just wore a dress that you would wear to church. One of the things that I want …

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vow renewal program church

  Vow Renewal Question: My husband and I have been married 10 years and have decided to renew our vows and have our marriage blessed in the Catholic Church. What is the proper way to word the program? Full Question: I went to my priest and discussed what this type of ceremony would consist of, and …

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vow renewal save the date

   Vow Renewal Question (from Tanya): Hello! My husband and I are planning a Vow Renewal for our 15th anniversary which will be next November. I wanted to know when is the appropriate time to send out Save The Date Cards. I know its too early to send things out now or tell people, but …

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Renewing Vows at Catholic Church

There are several factors to take into account when considering to renew your vows at the Catholic Church. What’s the protocol? How are special cases handled? We provide two real-life scenarios and the advice to navigate it all. These real-life scenarios hit multiple burning questions we might have about renewing our vows. Scenario 1: My …

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