A renewal of vows ceremony provides the opportunity for couples who are already married or in a civil partnership, to celebrate and renew vows in a unique and personal way.
For some, the opportunity to say “I love you” and “I do” all over again with family and friends is a good reason to have a renewal of vows ceremony. For others, special anniversaries, such as 10, 25, 40 and 50 years are often popular.
Some couples, having married abroad, choose to have a renewal of vows ceremony on their return to this country.
We will work closely with you to create a fitting celebration.
A renewal of vows ceremony can be held anywhere subject to risk assessment approval.
Planning the ceremony
Any couple who are in a marriage or civil partnership can have a renewal of vows ceremony.
We will work closely with you to create a meaningful ceremony that is special for you and your family.
Here is a suggested structure for a ceremony to allow you to create something personal and very special:
- introduction and welcome
- mention of any children/family members
- readings of poetry or similar
- choice of music
- renewal of vows/making of promises
- exchange of new rings or re-dedication of original rings
- presentation of a certificate
- closing words.
You may also include a short religious reading if you wish.