A wedding is only the beginning of a married couple’s journey through life, but the celebration of marriage should never end. More and more couples are holding vow renewal ceremonies. They are not repeat marriages — those licenses do not expire — but an affirmation that a couple is committed to its partnership and wants to recognize that commitment. Let us take a look at some of the top reasons to hold a vow renewal ceremony.
To Express Your Love
For incurable romantics, there is no better reason than this to repeat your vows. Some couples renew their wedding vows every year of their marriage to show their love for each other. Repeating your vows is a wonderful way to remember why you fell in love and to feel special again. Whatever your reason, love should always be at the heart of repeating your marriage vows.
To Celebrate an Anniversary
Many vow renewal ceremonies are held to mark a couple’s wedding anniversary. For milestone anniversaries, it is also a way to gift spouses with special jewelry to mark the occasion. There are several types of jewelry gifts to celebrate your anniversary with, such as rings, bracelets, or watches. Often, couples take the opportunity to upgrade their original wedding jewelry. It is a great way to honor your making it through another year together.
To Recreate Your Wedding
Whether your original wedding was perfect in every way, a complete disaster, or something in between, vow renewals give you a chance to either recreate your beautiful day or make new memories. Your ceremony can be as elaborate or as simple as you please. So, have that big blowout party with everyone dressed to the nines or the quiet beachside service you have always dreamed about.
For a Fresh Start
Sometimes, vow renewals can go deeper than just a celebration of your marriage. Maybe you have gotten through a difficult time in your marriage or sent your adult kids out into the world. Renewing your commitment to each other after such experiences will make your bond all the stronger, reinforce your original vows of “for better or for worse,” and remind each other that marriage is a team effort — and you two are a great team.
No matter how large or small your ceremony is, in the end, vow renewals are a fantastic way to show the world that you and your spouse are in it for the long haul. Celebrate this commitment and have a great time doing it!
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