Vow Renewal Ceremony

GROOM and BRIDE, Friends, family and loved ones, we are here today to bear witness to their joyous marriage

GROOM and BRIDE, when you first joined hands and hearts ___ years ago, you did not know where life would take you. You promised to love, honor and cherish one another through all things. Life has surely brought you both wonderful blessings and difficult tribulations. Therefore, you have fulfilled your promise.

Let this be a day of gladness, thanksgiving, possibility, and good fortune for all of us, but especially for GROOM and BRIDE who are here to renew and celebrate their love. Just as spring blossoms anew after a harsh winter, so must spouses renew their love for each other in their daily lives. Today begins the new spring of this year's love. So may it be renewed each day in your hearts.

(Reading)

Love, trust, and forgiveness are the foundations of marriage. In marriage, many days bring happiness, while other days are sad. But together, two hearts can overcome everything...In marriage, all of the moments aren't exciting or romantic, and sometimes worries and anxiety are overwhelming. But together, two hearts that accept find comfort together. Recollections of past joys, pains, and shared feelings are the glue that holds everything together during even the worst and most insecure moments.

Reaching out to each other as a friend, and becoming the confidant and companion that the other one needs, is the true magic and beauty of any two people together. It's inspiring in each other a dream or a feeling, and having faith in each other and not giving up... even when all the odds say to quit. It's allowing each other to be vulnerable, to be himself or herself, even when the opinions or thoughts aren't in total agreement or exactly what you'd like them to be. It's getting involved and showing interest in each other, really listening and being available, the way any best friend should be. Exactly three things need to be remembered in a marriage if it is to be a mutual bond of sharing, caring, and loving throughout life: love, trust, and forgiveness.

With this in mind, GROOM & BRIDE, have you come here freely and with the intention of a renewal of your marriage vows? (Both answer, We Have)

Will you continue to love and honor each other as man and wife every day as you have promised to do? (Both answer, We Do.)

Will you love, comfort and honor, keeping each other forever more? (Both answer, We Will)

 

(Instead of the Vows below, Bride and Groom may each choose to read a Personal Vow they have written. Children and other guests may also read tributes to the couple)

Groom do you again take Bride as your wife, will you continue to be faithful to her in tender love and honor, offering encouragement and companionship and will you continue to live with her and cherish her? (I do)

Bride do you again take Groom as your husband, will you continue to be faithful to him in tender love and honor, offering encouragement and companionship and will you continue to live with him and cherish him? (I do)

(Rings)

GROOM & BRIDE have rings as the outward symbols of their ongoing commitment to each other. From earliest times, the ring has been a symbol of wedded love. An unbroken and never-ending circle symbolizes a commitment to love that is also never ending.

GROOM, hold BRIDE'S hand, touch her ring, symbolically giving it to her again, and say to her these words.

From this day on, I recommit myself to you, and this ring is a symbol of my pledge.

BRIDE, hold GROOM’S hand, touch his ring, symbolically giving it to him again, and say to him these words.

From this day on, I recommit myself to you, and this ring is a symbol of my pledge.

Let these rings serve not as locks binding you together, but as keys, unlocking the secrets of your hearts for each other to know, and thus bringing you closer together forever.

(Pronouncement)

GROOM and BRIDE, today you came knowingly to renew your promises of love for one another, not as newlyweds but as a married couple, with the knowledge that life is a journey, not a destination, and you have committed to travel together. Go now and enjoy the love you share forevermore. It is my honor and pleasure to once again pronounce you husband and wife!

You may now kiss each another!

Or

You may now kiss your wife!

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