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Would you like to renew your Wedding Vows?

Would you love to renew your Wedding Vows? Would you like to recommit yourself to the one you love? Would you like to reaffirm the promises you made all those years ago? Unsure of how to go about it? Then look no further because I am here to help.

 

 

WHAT IS A VOW RENEWAL CEREMONY?

To put it simply, a vow renewal ceremony is a little bit like a wedding, you and your partner revisit the vows that you made in your wedding and recommit yourselves to each other for the next stage of your life. Some couples choose to use the same vows and promises while others like to write new ones to reflect the new phase of your lives together. Vow renewal ceremonies tend to be less formal than wedding ceremonies but are not any less romantic. They should be fun and very often involve many members of the extended family.

 

WHERE DOES IT TAKE PLACE?

Because a vow renewal ceremony is not a legal proceeding it can take place anywhere. It could be in the family home, a place of special significance to the couple, the original hotel venue, a beach, a forest, the possibilities are endless.

 

WHO SHOULD WE INVITE?

Again this is individual to every couple. A vow renewal ceremony can be as intimate or as ostentatious as you wish. If possible, it is common for the original best man or maid of honour to play a part in the ceremony.

 

 

WHY SHOULD WE USE AN ACCREDITED CELEBRANT FOR THE CEREMONY?

You wouldn't want your wedding to be celebrated by an amateur and so it should be with a vow renewal. With an accredited Celebrant you will know that you will have a ceremony that will be bespoke, unique and very romantic. The celebrant will tell the love story of the couple and make sure that the ceremony flows beautifully. The celebrant can also help with choosing readings and poetry and the all important picking or writing of vows.

 

WHERE CAN WE GO FOR MORE INFORMATION:

If you would like to discuss the possibility of having a vow renewal ceremony please get in touch on the contact page. I would love to hear from you.

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How to make your wedding a bit 'different'.

We all know that weddings are great, let’s just get that out there to begin with. It doesn’t matter if they are large extravaganzas catering for 250 people or small, intimate affairs that only involve immediate family, they are about love and fun and commitment and that’s all good.

My experience of weddings is that when people get engaged one or both of the parities would say something like, ‘I’d love if we could do something a bit different’ so you go down the route of candy carts, wedding favours, light up dancefloors, giant letters, etc – and these are all great, really great – as guests we love having these little touches but if everyone is doing them then how are you going to be a bit different?

My advice is simple – if you want to do something a bit different then do it in the wedding ceremony, this is after all the most important part of the day, this is the reason you have brought all of your family and friends together. The Wedding Ceremony is a real opportunity for you to put your own unique, individual stamp on your wedding day – and the best part is that your wedding guests probably won’t be expecting it. Whoever your wedding celebrant is, have a good chat to them about how you can make your ceremony totally unique, bespoke, romantic and all about you as a couple.

Some suggestions:

·         Give your ceremony a theme – is there a film, book, album that you love then why not weave in music, quotes, etc. Maybe you could incorporate some of these elements in to your vows.

·         Tell your love story – every couple has a love story, as the centrepiece of the ceremony you can have you love story told to your guests.

·         Hand Fastening, Sand Ceremonies, Candle rituals, Love letter and wine box rituals can all be written and tailor-made to reflect you as a couple. With a little thought these moments can be magical.

·         You could invite all of your guests up to light a candle, place a stone, tie a ribbon on to a tree as a symbol of good luck to the bride and groom.

·         If the couple are musically minded maybe one or both could sing during the ceremony.

 

When it comes to wedding ceremonies you really are only limited by your imagination. If you want to make your wedding a bit different don’t just follow the sheep, put some thought into it and I promise that you and your guests will never forget it.

 

Good luck with the preparations.

 

Will