Often at the time of a significant anniversary a couple may decide that it is appropriate to renew their vows, the promises that they made to each other at their wedding. Anniversaries are a very good time to reflect on how things are going and how we are living our promises. At this time the couple may wish to repeat what they originally said at their wedding or they may have some new aspects that they wish to add to those vows. Either way, the renewing of the vows is the renewing and sharing of promises to each other that signify the intentions of each person for their partnership with their spouse.
Sometimes with all the stresses that may be involved in a wedding the couple may look back and think that they really missed all the most meaningful aspects of their ceremony like really thinking about and appreciating their vows, both their own and their spouse's. For these couples it may be that they would like to take some time out to reflect a little more specifically on their vows then arrange a small ceremony with a focus on their vows, ensuring that they are personalised and uniquely theirs.
Your vow renewal ceremony can take many forms.
You may wish for your ceremony to be like a re-run of your wedding with all the trimmings - you may have attendants or family may stand alongside you as supporters. You may wish to follow your ceremony with a meal, a party, a dance or whatever type of social celebration that suits you.
You may wish to share you ceremony with family and friends but not have a party or celebration afterwards. Perhaps you would like to share a drink with these special people after the ceremony to thank them for supporting you rather than organising a bigger social event.
Maybe you look on your vows as being very personal and you would like to renew your vows just as a couple with a Celebrant to lead the ceremony for you.
The choice of venue for your vow renewal is yours, whether it be in your garden at home, a public place, a recognised venue or somewhere else that is special to you.
Whatever your reason for wanting to renew your vows I would love to work with you to ensure that you have a special ceremony of your choice in which you can renew your Wedding Vows - those very special promises that set the scene for your marriage and your future life together.