6 Vow Renewal Etiquette You Need to Know
Maybe your marriage has survived some challenges and you are a stronger couple in another way.Or maybe you have a small wedding and don't have a chance to celebrate with family and friends.Maybe you want to share the joy of living for 10, 25, 50 or more years with your spouse.No matter what the reason is, the renewal of the pledge reaffirms your commitment to each other.
Vow renewals are a special way to remind your other half how much you love and care for them. If you would like to renew your vows again in front of family and friends, here is the vow renewal etiquette you need to know.
Choose a host
Just like your wedding, you can choose who hosts this event. Children and other loved ones are just as welcome to host.
Opt for a meaningful location
Choose a location that has special meaning for both of you. For instance, arrange for the vow renewal ceremony to take place at your honeymoon location, or where you had your first date.
Decide who to invite
A vow renewal ceremony can be as large or as small as you would like. No matter how many people you invite, you’ll want to send out vow renewal invitations 2-4 weeks prior to the date. On the invitations, make sure to note that gifts are not expected.
Make new memories
Take this opportunity to make new memories with your spouse. Opt for different flowers or march down the aisle to a different tune – it’s up to you!
Hire a photographer
A vow renewal can be just as special as your wedding, and you’ll be glad that you have photos of the event to look back on years from now. If you don’t want to splurge on a photographer, ask a friend who’s savvy with a camera to take pictures for you.