Vows (Renewal of Vows)
Renewing your vows is a wonderful way to reaffirm your
commitment to your marriage or life partnership. To
reaffirm your wedding or commitment vows is to say "I
still do" to your spouse or partner, to affirm that your
choice was a good one and that you are sticking to it.
A reaffirmation ceremony, also commonly referred to as Renewal of Vows
gives you the opportunity to formally express your
continuing commitment to each other in as simple or
elaborate a ceremony as you wish. Your ceremony can be a
small, intimate family celebration held in your own
home, a ceremony held in a place that has special
meaning for you, or a large gathering in a wedding
venue, park, or restaurant. Or you can travel to
Brisbane from elsewhere and reaffirm your vows as a
special part of a second honeymoon. It can have a theme,
include particular cultural touches, or just be a simple
and heartfelt expression of your love for each other.
The ceremony broadly echoes the marriage or commitment
ceremony in structure, building to the emotional high
point, your vows, and the kiss that seals your
expression of continuing commitment.
Your vows can be a restating of the vows you took way
back when, preceded by a statement that you are
reaffirming those vows, or you can exchange new vows
that reflect the maturity of your relationship.
Where you now have children, it is lovely to include the
children in the ceremony, and, if you wish, in the vows.
I offer a range of packages/types of reaffirmation of
vows ceremonies, reflecting the reasons that couples
choose to reaffirm their vows.
- Big White Wedding Renewal of Vows
- Celebration of Marriage or Commitment Renewal
of Marriage Vows
- Private Renewal of Vows
- DIY Renewal of Vows
Cost depends on the package you choose .
Big White Wedding Renewal of Vows
This package is usually
chosen by couples who have had a recent small wedding,
possibly overseas or interstate, and want the whole
“white wedding’ experience to share with family and
friends. To all intents and purposes, with the
exception of the legal inclusions, it is very similar
to a wedding ceremony and may include attendants,
processional, rituals and readings.
Celebration of Marriage or Commitment Reaffirmation
This is a celebration of
the success of the marriage and often coincides with
significant anniversaries, 10, 25, 50 or 60 years, but
may be held whenever the couple feels is appropriate.
Private Renewal of Vows
A ceremony just for the
couple who wish to recommit to their marriage as a
healing after experiencing a rough patch, or as a
private and very romantic experience.
DIY Reaffirmation Ceremony
A ceremony that I create
for you, but you nominate a friend or family member to
lead, or choose to lead yourself.