Wedding Vows Renewals:
5 Reasons to Have a Second Wedding
Wedding vows renewals have become increasingly popular over the last several decades. As longer marriages have become more rare, couples are celebrating important anniversaries or other dates by renewing their vows to one another.
So whether you choose an elaborate renewal ceremony or a private one, renewing your vows can be a special way to celebrate your continued love for each other.
Here are 5 great reasons to have a second wedding:
- You're celebrating a big anniversary. Often, couple who are celebrating their 10th, 25th, or 50th anniversaries may choose to renew their vows. Although you can have a renewal ceremony at any time you want, adding one to an anniversary celebration makes the occasion even more special. If you're looking for a romantic renewal idea, have the renewal ceremony on the same day, at the same place and time as your original wedding. You don't need to invite all of the guests again unless you want to.
- You didn't get the wedding you wanted the first time around. Many people have to settle for less than their dream wedding when they first get married. Money, timing, and other factors can influence what your first wedding was like. A second wedding offers you the chance to have your dream wedding. Often, couples have more money and resources now than when they were first starting out and you can plan the wedding in advance which wasn't always possible for couples during times of war or other circumstances.
- You've gone through a tough time and want to recommit to one another. Sometimes couples who have experienced a difficult time in their marriage, separation, an illness, or other problems in their relationship or family choose to renew their vows to symbolize their continued commitment to each other. The renewal ceremony brings a hopeful contrast to the problems before and signals that the couple still loves each other and wants to continue their marriage.
- You want to include your children and grandchildren. In many cases, when you first get married, it may just be you and your spouse starting a family. Vow renewals give you a chance to celebrate your love and marriage with other family members, like your children and grandchildren. Some couples choose to have small, family renewal ceremonies which can also reaffirm the family bonds.
- You want to have a religious ceremony. Whether you had a civil service the first time or you've changed religions, you may want to renew your vows in a religious ceremony. Some individuals see their marriage as more legitimate or blessed when they have a religious wedding.
These are just a few reasons for wedding vows renewals. You may have your own reasons for wanting to renew your vows. Regardless of the reasons why, renewing your wedding vows can be a great way to say to each other that you'd do it all over again.