Renewing your vows is a beautiful way to show how much love you and your partner have for one another. Each relationship is unique in their own magical and wonderful ways and therefore when you make that decision to express your love to each other again, those renewals will hold different meanings to each couple.
Here are just 5 reasons why couples choose to renew their vows…
1. Landmark Anniversary
The marking of an anniversary! You’ve made it to 5 years? 10? 20? Making a marriage work comes with compromises, love, madness, individual challenges and a whole lot more. You’ve stayed together for all that time and wish to celebrate with your friends and family the journey you’ve gone through together and renewing your vows can be a meaningful way to reaffirm your commitment to one another. Now that’s something to celebrate!
2. You’ve survived some serious bumps in the road…
Perhaps you have gone through some difficult times in your relationship? Whether that be outside the relationship due to unforeseen emotional life events or difficulties between the two of you in your relationship, but you’ve come out stronger than ever. Marriages can be challenging, and many couples go through various struggles. You may have taken some time apart to reassess and work on the relationship or even been close to divorce, but the key thing is how you both came out on the other side. Renewing your vows can be a powerful way to reinforce to each other and your family how despite everything, you still want to stand side by side and celebrate your love surviving. The vow renewals can symbolise a clean slate to start again and how you choose to shape your future together.
3. It’s time to have the wedding of your dreams!
Have you always had an idea of exactly what you wanted your dream wedding to be like? And it didn’t quite pan out that way? That can happen for a number of reasons. Maybe you just couldn’t afford it at the time or that certain friends or family couldn’t make it the first time round. Maybe you ran into a slight wedding day crisis of some sort (Uncle Dave on one too many gin and tonics again?). Doing it a second time can be a lot less stressful and you can take the time to plan it out exactly how you envisioned it. Plus, you might actually have time to enjoy the masterpiece that is your wedding cake this time round!
4. Reassessing your vows
After years of marriage and the ups and downs you’ve both gone through, your relationship will have taken multiple different paths and you feel the need to declare a different set of commitments to each other. Certain vows you made the first-time round might not be so relevant to the both of you anymore. That could be because you have different priorities in life now and as you’ve both grown together as a couple, you both deem new aspects of your love and commitment more important. Creating a new set of vows for different stages of your lives and your relationship can be a wonderful way to embrace the changes you’ve gone through but reinforces that no matter what your love has remained strong.
5. A romantic gesture
Or quite simply your love for each other runs so deep that you wish to shout it to the world and celebrate the fact you would make that commitment over and over again in a heartbeat. Whether you pop the question again on a birthday, on holiday or valentine’s day, spontaneously or a planned surprise – the fact is you can’t control the crazy, stupid love you have for that person and declaring your vows again could be the perfect romantic gesture to show just that!