Vow renewal etiquette:
The host: Your parents may have hosted your first wedding ceremony, but this time the vow renewal ceremony is traditionally either hosted by the children or the couple themselves.
Guests to invite: It’s really up to you who and how many people you want at the ceremony. Vow renewals are most often just for close family and friends and brides stay away from the huge parties.
Location of the ceremony: This is entirely up to you and your spouse. Maybe you want to have it in the same spot you exchanged vows for the first time, or maybe you would like to try out a different venue and make some new memories. It could be at home, on the beach, in a place of worship, on a cruise or in a garden – you can’t go wrong with wherever you pick.
The officiate: Well, you guys are technically already married. So this means you don’t really have to have a religious figure or other officiate be in charge of the ceremony. It could be a close friend or family member or even the best man or maid of honor.
Wedding party: While it’s not necessary at a vow renewal to have a wedding party, you can choose to invite back the original wedding party to stand up next to you. You could also involve your children.
You don’t have to have the traditional wedding invitation. Pick something that is fun, like the chalkboard themed Love Eternal- Vow Renewal Invitation. This, after all, is a celebration of your years together. Choose from a variety of fun wording and designs that reflect who you are as a couple.
Don’t think that you have to play by the book when it comes to your ceremony or reception. If you want, cater the ceremony more to the personalities of you and your spouse to make it a bit more personal and fun.
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