Wedding season is upon us, and while to some that means attending ceremony after ceremony of their favorite niece or young couple they know from church, maybe it's an opportunity. With many couples getting divorced or splitting up after a few years of marriage, a marriage with a long life is something to be celebrated and acknowledged. Sure, it's probably been years since you've touched your old wedding dress, and you couldn't imagine getting back in it, but renewing your vows doesn't have to be anything like your first wedding.
Renewing your vows has many benefits for you as a couple, starting with feeling closer to your partner than ever. Perhaps it's easy to fall into a rhythm of everyday life with your spouse and you're looking for a way to spice up your marriage and reignite the fire you had in your first year of marriage. Not only would renewing your vows be a great way to celebrate an anniversary, but you can get a bit more creative with your guest list.
For many people, their children weren't born yet to celebrate the big day with you and your spouse as a family. Renewing your vows with your children or even grandchildren can be a fun event to unite the family and acknowledge the reason behind their existence: your marriage.
Another positive is that often couples have saved more money after many years of marriage, which allows a perfect opportunity to upgrade old wedding keepsakes. Many couples prefer matching wedding bands to signify unity; renewing vows would be a great time to upgrade an older band or perhaps get the ring of your dreams. Renewing your vows would also allow an opportunity for professional pictures for your family and of you and your spouse.
There are so many ways to do a wedding that were previously seen as unacceptable many years ago that now might be a viable option for your renewing of vows. One of the most popular styles recently is the idea of eloping to a beautiful location with a small guest list or even just the couple. This could be a great opportunity to go on the vacation of your dreams with your family or to see a spot you've dreamt of sharing with your spouse for many years. Renewing your vows can be whatever you make of it, each couple has a different style for their wedding.
Despite all of the excitement you may have about renewing your vows, it may be a while before you can make this fairytale wedding happen. With many couples being forced to cancel their weddings during the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be a few months before you can go outside and celebrate with loved ones. Luckily wedding season is upon us, and warm weather may bring opportunities for a vow renewal in your style. Who knows, maybe your renewing of vows could help the wedding industry after months of canceled events. Win-win!
Overall, the choice to renew vows can depend on your needs in a marriage and what you're looking for in your relationship. If you think it sounds like more of a hassle than a fun event, maybe a small, intimate backyard party wedding is your style. If you enjoy hosting and would love to celebrate with as many friends as you have, a traditional wedding may be up your alley. Either way, ask your spouse and see if they're ready to renew.