Thought your days of throwing big parties in honor of your love were over following your wedding day? Think again. If you feel so inclined, then you’ll have the option of renewing your vows in front of your friends and family. This provides an opportunity to reaffirm the love that you and your partner share, as well as an excuse to throw an awesome party.
There’s no legal reason to renew your vows. But they can be a lot of fun — in fact, many people say that they’re more fun than the first wedding since there’s essentially no pressure, you’ve both grown together and as individuals, and once we hit a certain age there are fewer opportunities to gather all our friends and family.
In this post, we’ll look at some handy tips that will ensure your wedding vow renewal process is a success.
Do Things Your Way
There’s a lot of freedom when it comes to hosting a wedding, but also, there are also plenty of things that you typically have to include. When it comes to renewing your wedding vows, things are different. You’ll have complete freedom to do things your own way. You don’t have to wear a wedding dress or suit if you don’t want to. You’re not socially obliged to invite far-flung family members and acquaintances. You can simply host a party that truly reflects you and your partner. Have fun with it!
Work On Your Vows
Wedding vow renewal parties have a casualness to them. But it’s important to remember that they do serve a purpose. The clue’s in the name: you’re renewing your vows! So be sure to make that part the stand-out part of the evening. It’s best to write your own vows, which will give it the personal touch. You can write your vows alone or together, and don’t be afraid to incorporate a mix of tear-jerking and humorous anecdotes.
New Symbolic Gestures
You’ll (hopefully) still own and wear your original wedding rings, but it’s best to invest in new rings for your wedding vow renewal. It’s a symbolic gesture that’ll help to make the event extra special. Look at getting wood rings for each other; they symbolize continuous growth and strength, which is exactly what your marriage will represent. Another option would be eternity rings since you’re clearly going to be together forever!
Make it Different To Your Original Wedding
Remember that your wedding vow renewal party doesn’t have to be a carbon copy of your original wedding. In fact, it shouldn’t be! You’ve changed as a couple since then, so this is your chance to do something new. With that being said, if your original wedding venue holds a special place in your heart, then you can consider hosting your renewal ceremony there too. That could be a great option if it’s been a long time since that day (more than ten years).
Whatever you decide to do, go into the process with love, enthusiasm, and fun, and you’ll be sure to have a memorable day.