Renewing your wedding vows is a beautiful way to say to your spouse, “I would marry you all over again.” It can be sentimental, romantic, or funny. What I appreciate about vow reaffirmation ceremonies is that the pressure is off so everyone can enjoy the commemoration.
I also love the idea of family and friends pitching in to host a vow reaffirmation party for a special couple. It allows children, grandchildren, extended family members, and friends to commemorate the couple’s enduring love and to create memories that will last a lifetime.
If you’ve been thinking of renewing your wedding vows or hosting a vow reaffirmation ceremony for your loved one, here are three reasons to do so.
1.) Couples reaffirm their marriage vows to celebrate the past and to look to the future.
Taking a step back in time to remember why you fell in love is a great way to refresh your relationship. Married couples often get caught up the day-to-day tasks of getting through the day, the month, or the year and often lose focus on what they appreciate about their life partners. Vow renewals allow couples to slow down, remember why they fell in love, and to celebrate each other.
2.) Couples often renew their vows after they have worked through some rough patches in their marriage.
Regardless of whether it was a major illness, financial upheaval, or fractured trust, a marriage reaffirmation ceremony may be symbolic of surviving a crisis or healing old wounds. Some couples renew their wedding vows as a catalyst to reset their relationship and to renew their commitment to each other as they recover and move forward.
3.) Spouses celebrate anniversaries by renewing their marriage vows.
One of the most popular reasons people renew their marriage vows is to commemorate wedding anniversaries. In fact, many couples choose to reaffirm their marriage each year to celebrate another year. Others choose milestone anniversaries, such as the 5-, 25-, or 50-year mark to reaffirm their marriage vows.
Renewing your vows is a wonderful opportunity to reminisce about the past and look to the future. You can use scripted vows offered by the officiant or write your own. There are no rules.
Regardless of whether you choose a private ceremony between the two of you or want your friends and family to witness your vows, reaffirmation celebrations are a beautiful way to celebrate the strength of your marriage.