Why are more people renewing their wedding vows?
After the birth of a child or recovery of traumatic event or illness;
Because of a pending separation by distance or call of duty;
Because of tender wishes to revisit their commitment to each other; ...
Because of a "quickie" marriage that didn't hold much meaning;
Because of separation or problems and desiring to reconcile with ceremony;
Because it is a fun way to celebrate your anniversary, regardless of the number of years.
If you choose to send out invitations, "Bride's All New Book of Etiquette," recommends the following wording: "The honor of your presence is requested at the reaffirmation of the wedding vows of Mr. and Mrs. John Smith" etc. (the same as a wedding). Handwritten notes could be written for a less formal event. Wilderness Weddings also issues a Special Renewal Certificate at the end of the ceremony.
Have you thought of bridesmaids? If you decide on bridesmaids, choose dresses that could be reused. What is the ceremony like? The same as a wedding with the same or new vows, an outdoor wedding or indoor, quiet, traditional or wild and crazy! You can still wear your first dress or your mom's dress or a whole new look with any color you wish! What about the ring part? You can use your first rings or have new ones for the special occasion. Your kids can be a part of it, as ring bearer and flower girl, maid of honor, best man, etc. Your budget and formality will dictate selection of a disc jockey or band. Don't forget the photographer, flowers, and favors. Consider having a table set up at the reception with family photos, and mementos of your marriage. Latest Dresses 2020See More