Vow renewals are a great way to celebrate your marriage milestones. It’s also perfect for couples who have overcome some challenges in their relationship, or even just couples who want to celebrate their love for one another. If you are planning a vow renewal for yourself, or for someone you love, follow these vow renewal dos and don’ts.
Vow Renewal Dos
Do it your way – Don’t let anyone dictate how your vow renewal should be. At Marry Me Ireland we pride ourselves on creating ceremonies that are exactly to your needs and taste. Your ceremony is not the time to accommodate others.
Hire a photographer – Photographers are definitely worth the money when it comes to your vow renewal ceremony. You’ll want to keep your memories of this day forever, so it is important to put your photos in the hands of someone you trust. If you don’t have the budget for it, ask a friend or family member familiar with photography to do the job.
Wear what you want – The bride does not have to wear a white bridal gown but they definitely can. Wear something that matches the style of your vow renewal and something that you feel comfortable in.
Have alone time – This day is a celebration of your love for one another so make sure you take a moment to yourselves. This is especially important if you are having a big guest list.
Vow Renewal Don’ts
Overspend – Vow renewals genuinely cost a lot less than weddings. Your vow renewal can be just as special if it’s intimate and cost effective. Budget on the areas that you can, like email save the dates and be flexible on the day of the week you’re having it.
Forget to enjoy it – Hosting parties of any kind can be a bit stressful but it’s important to put your worries aside and live in the moment. Most people only have one vow renewal, so do your best to relax and enjoy it.
Expect gifts – Gifts aren’t a given at vow renewals, they are a bonus. This is not a wedding ceremony so don’t be expecting your guests to bring gifts. A few people probably will, but they won’t be as extravagant as wedding gifts.
Have hen and stag nights – Hen and stag nights are really popular before your wedding but they might not be suitable before your vow renewal. If you both really want to then go for it, but your friends and family might think it is a little strange.
Here at Marry Me Ireland we have a wide variety of exceptional celebrants who can deliver the vow renewal ceremony of your dreams – traditional, unique or otherwise. So get in touch today and we can start planning your special day!