What you need to know about Vow Renewals

There are many different reasons as to why married couples decide to have their vows renewed, some of the most common being:

  • Celebrating a milestone-wedding anniversary.
  • Wanting a more lavish wedding, that includes all of your friends and family. You may of previously eloped or been on a budget.
  • As a couple you have faced hardship that you have now overcome and you want to reaffirm your vows.
Whatever the reason for choosing to renew your vows, it will no doubt be a joyous occasion. To help you prepare, we have listed some tips and need to knows:

Who Hosts?

Many couples decide to host their own vow renewals, although anyone can host such children, friends or family.

Where, When, How?

As vow renewals are not legally binding (because you are already married), you can choose to have the ceremony anywhere and anyone can officiate for you.
Most couples decide to write their own vows, but anything can be used.

There are no set rules for vow renewals. For example, if you want a second honeymoon, go for it! You can also have bridesmaids and groomsmen. Some couples choose their children and others choose their original wedding party of friends, it’s completely up to you. As long as the day is special to you and your partner, you cannot go wrong!


What to Wear?

You can wear whatever you feel comfortable in. This may include your old wedding gown or a brand new one, even something more casual. Having your vows renewed can also be a great opportunity to upgrade your wedding bands.

Anything to Avoid?

  • Try not to expect any gifts or parties such as an engagement party, as you are already married. However, if you have recently eloped then you may wish to add a gift registry to your invites.
  • Don’t feel obligated to invite anyone you don’t want to. Only invite people that make you happy.