Renewing your wedding vows doesn’t imply that they were broken or expired; when you reiterate a promise, you’re just reinforcing that you’re going to keep to it, regardless of whether you’ve broken them or not. It’s like saying “I love you” even when your partner already knows that you mean it.
There are many different reasons couples decide to renew their vows.
- Some couples that had a private wedding often regret not celebrating their union with the important people in their lives, so they decide to renew their vows in order to bring together families and have a proper ceremony and gathering.
- Some married couples may have overcame an obstacle together – a major health problem, finances, misunderstandings, a long deployment, some other difficulty – and they want to renew their vows to mark a new beginning to the rest of their lives together.
- Some just want to celebrate a milestone – the birth of their children, or their 10th or 25th or 50th (or 1st or 7th or 12th) wedding anniversary. So they renew their vows to recommit to each other.
Whatever your reason, I would be delighted to help you by officiating at your ceremony. You can choose to say exactly the same vows you did the first time round, or perhaps you want to promise something different to each other now – you will know what feels right for you.
We can work together to add new parts to the ceremony too. Let’s handcraft you a ceremony that reflects who you both are now, as well as who you were when you first got married.