Everyone knows that weddings are a huge life event, with months, if not a year or more of planning an organising put into them. But what happens if you and your partner are already married and you want to plan a vow-renewal ceremony - the kind of ceremony you wish your wedding had originally been? Couples can renew their vows any time they like, and for many it ends up being even more special and takes on an all-new meaning over the years.
So, if you’re planning a vow-renewal ceremony with your significant other, we’ve got five tips to use that will help make it memorable.
Throw Out the Instructions
The very first tip is to throw out any ‘instructions’ or pre-conceived ideas on how a vow renewal ceremony should look. There’s a good change there were elements of your wedding that you just added because it was expected or was the traditional thing to do. Well, now is your chance to have things the way you want, and not worry about expectations.
Create a Guest List
Next, you’ll want to think about your guest list. Some choose to have an elaborate vow renewal ceremony, inviting just as many guests as the wedding, whereas others want a more intimate affair with just the two of them and perhaps their kids (if it applies). Obviously, an intimate ceremony will be much less planning, work, and money, so that will likely factor into the decision.
Write Your Own Vows
A vow renewal ceremony is also the perfect opportunity to write your own vows. By this point the two of you know each other even better, and have had more shared life experiences, so writing personalised vows can just feel more natural, romantic, and impactful.
Wear Something You Love and Feel Confident In
As for your clothing, again, you have total freedom with a vow renewal ceremony. There is absolutely no reason whyyou need to stick with your same wedding dress. In fact, maybe you want to choose something unique and more personal to you, such as these Asian wedding dresses, which have a beautiful and rich history to them. It’s touches like these that can elevate your look, have you feeling absolutely beautiful, and be memorable in the years that follow.
Then there is the location itself, which will play a huge role in the day. In fact, the location is probably going to be one of the most memorable aspects of the day. You’ve got lots of options from small intimate locations such as your own back garden, to renting a hall or restaurant, or even doing your vow renewal at a resort while on holidays. The options are endless. You’ll need to consider your budget, how much space you need for guests, how much planning you want to put into it, and of course, how it fits with your overall vision.
A Beautiful Way to Reaffirm Your Commitment
A vow renewal ceremony is a really beautiful way for two people to reaffirm their commitment to one another, and because it’s free of the ‘rules’ that surround weddings, you’ve got the opportunity to make it whatever you want.