Renewal of Vows

Rebecca Deacon on 19 June 2018
What is a renewal of vows?

A wedding vow renewal ceremony is where a married couple renew or reaffirm their wedding vows. The ceremonies have been popular in Italy for decades, and have existed in United States since the 1950s, but only became popular there after the 1970s. Most take place in churches and are seen as a way for a married couple to renew their commitment to each other and demonstrate that the vows they took are still considered sacred. To some couples the ceremony offers the chance to celebrate the wedding they never had. Renewal ceremonies often take on the characteristics of the Western "lavish wedding", with couples often setting out guest books, buying new weddings bands, and hiring photographers. Some of the reasons couples mention for holding a vow renewal include having passed through a difficult time in their relationship, celebrating a significant anniversary, or to have a religious ceremony if their original wedding had not been one.

I was lucky enough to recently arrange and attend a renewal of vows in Dominican Republic. It was simply stunning, located along the beachfront overlooking the sea! Following the ceremony my clients chose to have champagne and canapés before heading off to an a la carte restaurant for their meal!

Many hotels across the world now offer these for free when you have so many guests staying, for more information on hotels offering these types of packages please get in touch.