Wedding trends are changing, and it’s no surprise that we’re seeing more and and more vows being exchanged throughout the autumn and winter seasons. From rustic, fall celebrations to glamorous, fairy-tale inspired winter weddings, it’s become quite the showcase. But that also means trends in gowns are changing to suit the needs of these cooler …

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Ben & Katy were married 8 years ago at Pennyhill Park near Bagshot in Surrey. Then they did it again on August 9th with a couple more children under their belt and more or less the same entourage. Of course the venue was an easy one, same place, same bride easy! This time around there was a …

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Are you looking for the perfect words to tell your partner at your upcoming vow renewal? Finding the right words can be tough, especially after so many years of memories, ups and downs and failing to think of new promises and commitments that recognize and pay homage to all of that time. Whether you write …

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example ceremony script

Religious Vow Renewal Ceremony – Full Sample Script Need a sample religious ceremony script for your upcoming vow renewal? Check out the following option! Whether you pull a little or a lot from this script, it will certainly help you in terms of inspiration. Enjoy! Sample Script [Bride and groom], When you first joined in marriage …

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vow renewal guy checklist

  If you and your partner are preparing to renew your vows to one another, it’s important to take the time to carefully plan the ceremony. Whether you have a large, lavish recreation of your original wedding day or a very small, relaxed gathering of family and close friends is entirely a matter of personal …

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vow renewal planning ideas

Vow renewal ceremonies are becoming increasingly popular with couples who have enjoyed many years of marriage together. They provide an opportunity for you and your partner to reaffirm your commitment to each other, and to celebrate your successful union with friends and family. Whether your marriage has been a happy one or you’ve suffered some …

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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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NYC Wedding Question: I am taking my wife on a surprise trip to New York for about four days. I would like to renew our wedding vows as she has been a fantastic wife to me. Please could someone advise me on how to do this, a simple blessing is all I am after but …

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wedding program wording help

Question: I am helping my boyfriend and his sisters plan a vow renewal ceremony and reception for their parents’ 25th wedding anniversary. I’m not familiar with vow renewals but I feel that the whole vibe seems too much like a wedding. His parents were married 25 years ago in his paternal grandparents backyard. It was …

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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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renewal dress

Question: Hi there. My husband and I have been married for 12 years, and as our wedding was a rush and a bit of a disaster we always planned to renew our vows or have a blessing of our marriage in a church. We had planned to do this at our 10 year anniversary but …

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vow renewal dress

Question: My husband and I have been married for 10 years. I already purchased a dress I fear is too formal and need suggestions to “down play” it. I hear it would be better to wear my hair down with not elaborate jewelry? I am not wearing a veil or gloves. The dress has a …

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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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Wording Wedding Vow Renewal Invitations

Vow Renewal Question: My husband and I are set to renew our wedding vows next August and we want to know how to word the invitations to our vow renewal ceremony. Please please please help!!! Remarriage Expert Answers Wedding vow renewal invitations should basically look like regular wedding invitations. We pulled together some samples vow …

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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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Vow Renewal Question: Hello everyone I am new to this site and I need some help. My husband and I got married this last June in a courthouse. I want to renew our vows in a catholic church. He is Roman Catholic but I am not. (but he has not been to church since he …

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If you’re planning a vow renewal – with all the bells and whistles – you may become stumped with some of the wording to include for certain parts of the events. From the invitations to the program, sometimes a revamp of the usual phrases we traditionally see need to be changed. Thankfully, we’re here to …

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Unique Ideas for a Vow Renewal Ceremony

Any Ideas for a Vow Renewal Ceremony? Reader Question: My husband and I have decided to renew our wedding vows. We will be celebrating our 8 year anniversary. We want to renew our vows on the beach. I am trying to find unique things that we can incorporate into the ceremony. I like the sand …

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Reader Question: My wife and I are soon approaching our 10 year anniversary. Our wedding was a spontaneous thing and was done at the Justice of the Peace with my Mother and Grandmother there as witnesses. Now after 7 years of marriage and 5 kids later we want the formality that our wedding didn’t have. …

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Special songs can make your vow renewal ceremony all the more special and deliver a subtle message to your guests at the same time. If you’re looking for inspiration concerning the song list for your anniversary celebration, reflect on your years together or look back to your original wedding day for ideas. In the meantime, …

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Question: My husband is in the army and we are just now able to have a ceremony due to deployments. We’ve set the date (for the third time…crossing our fingers) now we need to know how to go about invitations. First of all how should we word the invitations? He and I are paying for …

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gift for vow renewal

Should Guests Bring Gifts to Your Second Wedding? A common question asked about second weddings have to do with guest etiquette. More specifically: should guests bring gifts to your second wedding? In this article we break down: Second wedding guest etiquette Gift ideas Expectations via Readers Ask If I’m attending a second wedding, am I …

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top vow renewal songs

Vow Renewal Songs Question: I would like to have one of the songs we had in our wedding played during our vow renewal because it is our song and still expresses the way we feel about each other. But, I’ve also found another song that also expresses the way we feel about each other after …

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50th anniversary renewal

Question: We are planning a simple vow renewal/marriage blessing for our parents 50th Anniversary. We are lucky that the Bishop of a neighboring Diocese, and old family friend (he officiated my wedding and my siblings) is able to come to officiate. He will be traveling about 75 miles. What is the proper etiquette for paying …

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Renewing your vows is a special occasion that celebrates your enduring love and respect for your spouse. If you’ve been feeling as though a sample ceremony script can provide the help you need, check out the following and get ready to enjoy your special day! The script is ideal for anyone celebrating a 2nd-20th wedding …

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vow renewal ideas

This second “walk” down the aisle is arguably a lot less nerve-racking than the first, as you won’t have jitters concerning what’s to come! Celebrate the life you’ve created together with a ceremony that’s all about you two–and this time you can involve the kids. Check out our ultimate vow renewal guide: Pick a “Starting …

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vow renewal ideas

photo credit: Gregory Bastien via photopin cc You’ve made it through 25 years together–ups, downs, kids, careers, moves, vacations….the list goes on! It’s well worth marking this special “silver” event with a vow renewal, but if you aren’t sure where to start, check out a few ideas for making this significant event one you’ll treasure …

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writing own vows

Renewing your wedding vows is a joyous, wonderful event. After all, you’ve made it through 5, 10, 25, 30 or more years together, which is certainly worth observing! Sure, those years probably included some rough patches, however your overcame them and are still very much in love. Rededicating your lives to one another with a …

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wedding cupcakes

At Team Wedding we’re huge fans of cupcakes for vow renewal ceremonies. The nostalgia people feel about unwrapping a cupcake is similar to the feeling guests and family have when attending a vow renewal. Maybe that’s why our readers have been asking us to do a cupcake wedding roundup, people must love wedding the fun …

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outdoor vows

Is it your anniversary or are you just looking for an excuse to share your everlasting love once again with your spouse? No matter the reason, at Team Wedding we’re all about a vow renewal ceremony as a great idea for couples. If the two of you feel most at home outdoors, hold your vow renewal reception outdoors. Sure, most …

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beach vow renewal dresses

Consider yourself lucky to have married the partner of your dreams, but blessed to want to reaffirm your wedding vows. If you and your spouse have made it to a significant anniversary, or you just want to have a “do-over” wedding, consider a vow renewal. Renewing wedding vows can be a touching ceremony for you …

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renewal of vows

Renewal of vows. It’s a marriage trend beloved by Hollywood — Madonna and Guy Ritchie renewed their vows at their Ashocombe country estate in Wiltshire, England, though they later divorced. Robert De Niro and his wife said “I do” again at their Ulster County farm in New York’s Catskill Mountains, while David Beckham planned a …

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