Couples who get married will often choose to re-commit or re-express their love for one another during a vow renewal ceremony some number of years down the road.
Why? Marriage is not always easy. A vow renewal can be like a fresh start for a married couple. Take a look at some of the top reasons why some couples choose to renew their vows . . . and maybe try it yourself!
1. To make up for the dream wedding you missed out on.
Nearly every couple fantasizes about their big day – the gown, the cake, the guest list, the setting – but let’s face it, weddings are expensive! Maybe you and your spouse never got to have that dream ceremony because you were young and couldn’t afford it.
Or perhaps something else hindered you from having an actual wedding. It is never too late. In fact, renewing your vows may even be better than an original wedding ceremony because you have had time to learn what really matters. Not to mention, more time to save money!
2. Milestones should be celebrated.
Ten, twenty, thirty, or more years together? Anything you manage to succeed in for a long period of time is a milestone that is worth acknowledging. With divorce being quite common these days, a lasting marriage is something that is especially worth celebrating.
3. You can celebrate with your kids.
Your children are the most important people in your life, and you want them to share this special moment with you. But most couples choose to get married before they have children, or when their daughters and sons are still young. Now that your kids are old enough to comprehend the love you have for one another, you want to show them what it looks like and include them in the ceremony .
4. Sometimes re-commitment is a good idea.
When you first recite your vows, you state that you will stick together through better and through worse times. Ever think of why those worse times are mentioned? Because they will come, and you will not always like your partner during those times. There are many ways to get through the worst of times, but making time to re-commit and re-invest in each other is probably one of the most effective ways, as it can serve as a reminder of why you fell in love and made the choice to get married in the first place.
5. Spontaneity is fun!
Traditional wedding ceremony? Been there, done that! Now that you are older, you want something out-of-the-ordinary, or you want to go somewhere you have never been before. Maybe you both have an itch for adventure. Renewing your vows is the perfect excuse to go on a new journey together.
6. It’s a great excuse to dress up and party!
You and your soulmate are loving life and want a reason to celebrate. Since everything is going so well, why not use this moment to throw a love party and renew your vows? Dress up and have fun!
7. Refresh your feelings.
Your wedding may have been several years ago, and we all know that the older we get, the harder it is to remember such events. Holding a vow renewal ceremony can not only refresh your memory, but will also refresh your feelings and remind you of how you felt on that day many years ago. Only this time, your vows will have totally new meaning and you will experience butterflies all over again.
Capture Your Vow Renewal on Camera
Thinking about renewing your commitment for your spouse in an adventurous location? Cherish the moment forever with photographs from Skyewater Photo + Film! Reach out to our elopement photography and videography team today to get more info!