Vow Renewals: A Sample Ceremony Script


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photo credit: See-ming Lee 李思明 SML via photopin cc

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 anniversary.

Welcome & Opening:

Good relationships never stop evolving. Like fine wine, they just get better with age! ____________ and _______________, you have now been married _______ years and  have now come to this beautiful setting, so that you could renew your vow and commitment of love to each other.

Not one marriage is perfect. As you continue in this union, you already know that it will take a lot of love and work to maintain your relationship.

Many couples tend to think of marriage as a 50/50 proposition. Actually, the best relationships are 90/10. If you both will give 90 percent and take only 10 percent, you will have a formula likely to bring both of you happiness for the rest of your lives.

As you continue on your journey together, I ask you to remember this advice:
Let your love be stronger than your anger.
Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend than to break.
Believe the best of your beloved rather than the worst.
Confide in your partner and ask for help when you need it.
Remember that true friendship is the basis for any lasting relationship.
Give your spouse the same courtesies and kindnesses you bestow on your friends.
Say “I love you” every day.
*Add a reading or song here if desired.

Vows:
_____________ and ______________, I remind you that marriage is a special gift; a lifelong dedication to love and a daily challenge to love each another more fully and more freely.

With this understanding, do you __________, continue to take _____________ as your beloved wife?
Will you continue to be a tender, faithful husband?
Will you continue to love and cherish her, in sickness and in health, for richer for poorer, for better for worse, and keep yourself only unto her?

With this understanding, do you _____________, continue to take ____________ as your beloved husband?
Will you continue to be a tender, faithful wife?
Will you continue to love and cherish him, in sickness and in health, for richer for poorer, for better for worse, and keep yourself only unto him?
*Add a reading or song here if desired.

Rings:
____________ and ____________ have rings as the outward symbols of your ongoing commitment to each other.

From earliest times, the ring has been a symbol of wedded love. An unbroken and never ending circle symbolizes a continuous commitment to love.

____________, hold ____________’s hand, touch her ring, symbolically giving it to her again, and say to her these words.
From this day on, I recommit myself to you, and this ring is a symbol of my pledge.

_____________, hold ____________’s hand, touch his ring, symbolically giving it to him again, and say to him these words.
From this day on, I recommit myself to you, and this ring is a symbol of my pledge.

Let these rings serve as the symbol of your continued love and commitment to each other and may they also serve as a sign of your continued happiness and joy.

Closing:

May the sun bring you new energy by day.
May the moon softly restore you by night.
May the rain wash away your worries.
And may you live the days of your lives in peace, love, and happiness.

Pronouncement:

____________ and ____________, having witnessed your vows of affirmation with all who are assembled here, and by the authority of love itself, I do affirm that you have expressed your desire to continue as husband and wife.

Kiss:

You may seal your vows, and confirm your continued commitment and love for each other, with a kiss.

Presentation:

Ladies and gentlemen, it is my honor to present to you, once again as husband and wife: ____________ and ____________.

 

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