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Renewing your Vows – A guide to making it perfect
Mignon McLaughlin said, “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”
Is there a better way to fall in love all over again, than by renewing your vows and saying “I still do”? It gives you an opportunity to celebrate your love and togetherness in the best way you can imagine.
The rules of a traditional wedding do not confine you on this occasion. Whether you choose to have an elaborate ceremony, celebrate it at an exotic location abroad, or have a party with just your close family and friends, it is entirely up to you. All that matters is that you enjoy the occasion, and renew your promise of continuing on the journey of life together.
Here are some tips to help you plan and make the most, of this special day in your life.
Traditional or contemporary, choose to have fun
Unlike your wedding day, there are no rules to conducting this ceremony. You can choose to have an officiant to preside over it, or just be creative and find an interesting alternative.
You could exchange your original vows, or even make up new ones that are more apt in your current situation.
Discuss how you would like to celebrate the occasion with your spouse, and plan a ceremony that the two of you would equally enjoy.
Plan the perfect attire
There are no rules here. You could always use this opportunity to bring out your wedding gown once again, as long as it fits!
However, wouldn’t it be more fun, to dress up in a dress that’s different from a wedding gown? Think cocktail dresses, evening dresses or even a casual frock for a chic, fun ceremony. Match your attire to the formality of the event. When the bride and the groom complement each other, it is a pleasant sight. This is your chance to look romantic, fashionable and gorgeous, so make the most of it.
Ideas to make it enjoyable
Unless you decide to go all out and have a grand celebration, renewing vows are normally intimate occasions that involve just your close friends and family. Make it more fun by involving them too. Choose an interesting theme and have your children be your bridesmaids and groomsmen. The young children of the family could be flower girls, ushers or accompany the bride down the aisle.
Being married for so long is a real accomplishment, so you can symbolize it by exchanging engraved rings to honor your love. Bring back the memories of your wedding day, by decorating your venue with photographs of your wedding day. Display before and after pictures of yourselves, have a slideshow of the various milestones in your married life and let the guests join you as you remember these fond memories.
This is the day when you are free to enjoy all that you wanted to the first time, but couldn’t. Dance together to favorite tunes, and wiggle to some fun music too. Make the most of this occasion to pause and reflect on what your life together has been all about.
Best for Bride has the perfect choice of dresses that can help you look just as beautiful when you renew your vows, as you did on your wedding day. Visit us online and take a look at what we have to offer.