Tips for a Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony: How To Plan the Event of Your Dreams

Tips for a Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony: How To Plan the Event of Your Dreams
  • BY Randy Stratton
  • IN Renewal of Vows

Posted On: 19th of March 2024

Planning Your Renewal Celebrations!!

Planning vow renewal celebrations gives couples the chance to reconfirm their commitment to each other and the lives they've built in a way that's unique and meaningful to them. Some people aren't sure where to start with the planning.

After all, you have many traditions to consider when planning wedding ceremonies. There are almost no well-established traditions to draw on as inspiration when you renew your vows. Explore these tips for a wedding vow renewal ceremony to help you plan an event that recaptures the love you shared on your wedding day.

Decide What You Want

A vow renewal ceremony doesn't come with the pressure that the initial wedding often brings. It's common for vow renewals to coincide with a major anniversary, but you can also schedule one whenever you want. Some people like to make private vow renewals part of the yearly celebration of their wedding anniversary. Others want a flashy party just once to celebrate their love story in front of close friends and family.

1. Where Should You Have Your Vow Renewal Ceremony?

The location of the vow renewal depends on your wishes and budget! Do you want to include religious elements in your renewal? Do you prefer a formal or casual event? Who will you invite? The answers to these questions will help guide you to the perfect place. You can host a small vow renewal ceremony in your backyard or a local botanical garden, or you can book a church for an elegant, spiritual event.

2. What Should You Wear To Renew Your Vows?

There's no need to buy a traditional wedding dress or tuxedo unless that's what you want. While the formality of your outfits should match the overall formality of the event, you can wear the clothes you prefer. Some couples choose to wear their wedding outfits for their renewals.

3. Who Should You Hire for Your Vow Renewal Ceremony?

While you can host a small and intimate vow renewal, it often helps the day run smoothly to hire help. Common vendors include:

  • Wedding officiant
  • Caterer
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Event planner

There aren't regulations about who can officiate vow renewal ceremonies in the way there are rules about who can officiate a wedding, but many couples choose professional wedding officiant to ensure the ceremony calls back to the feeling of their original wedding.

Vow Renewal Checklist

Organizing a vow renewal can be a lot of work, no matter the size or level of formality of your service. Following this list of tips for a wedding vow renewal ceremony to help your day go off without a hitch:

  • Decide on the guest list
  • Choose a venue
  • Select a date
  • Book an officiant
  • Plan catering
  • Send invitations
  • Acquire outfits
  • Write vows

Contact Randy Stratton, Vow Renewal Officiant in Ontario

A vow renewal ceremony can be a milestone event in your marriage, so following tips for a wedding vow renewal ceremony can help you make it a day to remember. Contact Randy Stratton by email or at (416) 970-2900 to book an experienced wedding officiant to perform your vow renewal.

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