What is a Renewal of Vows

What is a Renewal of Vows Ceremony

A vow renewal ceremony is an occasion for a couple to renew the vows they made on their wedding day. It is a way to commemorate a love that has deepened or matured between a couple.

There are many personal reasons why you would renew your vows. A special milestone like an anniversary perhaps or you may now have children and wish to include them in a second ceremony. Any married couple, of any age, and married for any length of time, can arrange a renewal of marriage vows ceremony

Every couple has a different reason for wanting to renew their vows: It may be to hold a ceremony for family and friends after marrying abroad, to combine a renewal with a naming ceremony or just because they want to!


When should you renew your vows

Although these ceremonies are often associated with a special anniversary, they can be performed at any time in your marriage. They have no legal implication but are a public statement of your continued commitment to each other and to relive the happy occasion all over again.


The Ceremony

Just as no two married couples are the same, no ceremony to renew marriage vows will ever be the same. You can pick from a variety of options and select what you want the ceremony to contain, this will help you create a personal event that you and all your guests will remember.

Make sure to pick something that is meaningful for you both even choose to adapt your original vows. Choose to include children, family members or guests to take part in the ceremony.

A renewal of marriage vows ceremony is put together by you, personalise it to your own requirements. Our website is full of inspiration for your ceremony, As you go through the choices and select how you want your ceremony, you will be creating a unique event that you and all your guests will remember.


Where can you hold a Renewal of Vows Ceremony?

Renewal of Vows ceremonies can be held wherever you like, as long as your Registrar is comfortable with your choice. These can be in the registration office, at a hotel or even in your own home. Check out our list of current venues or speak to your registrar if you have another location in mind.


The Legal Status of a Renewal of Vows

Renewal of vows ceremonies are optional – they are not legal ceremonies and must not be confused with a marriage. A renewal of vows ceremony, and any written record of the event, cannot be used for identification purposes and are not legally binding on those that participate.

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