Writing Your Own Vows: the Essentials
Writing your own vows is the best time to reminisce your relationship during the wedding ceremony. Follow this simple guide which will makes it easier and greater.
Taking your vows for a second time has been a rising trend and more and more people are doing it. Even in Hollywood, having a 10th anniversary vow renewing ceremony is one of the most popular new trends. For example: even the famous Madonna recently donned her wedding dress again, when she renewed her vows with her husband Guy Ritchie at their farm house in New York, Catskill Mountains. If you feel like this is something you might be interested in, and are unsure how to proceed, this article is for you.
Ten years of marriage is of bigger significance than it used to be. Divorce rates have never been this high before and it is definitely something to be proud of. After ten years of being together, you are bound to have gone through some rough patches, some fights, some love, and likely some tears. But, you made it through and if you are thinking about renewing your vows, you obviously still love and respect each other. And that in itself is something to celebrate. Not only is it good to celebrate this historic milestone, but it is also a wonderful opportunity to connect with old friends and get the family together for some fun. Renewing your vows allows you to reflect back on the years you have had together and remember all the great times you had, as well as get you to think of some things that you want to do together in the future.
There are many different ways to renew your vows at 10th anniversary vow renewing ceremony with your loving partner. First of all, you need to choose a location where you want to do the ceremony. Make sure you call and book ahead of time, unless you decide to have the ceremony on your own property, then you are obviously okay. The next step is deciding how big a party you want to have. Do you want to connect with all your old friends that you haven’t seen for a long time, or do you just want a close knit gathering of family and best friends. It is a good idea to figure this out and come to an agreement by you and your wife (husband) together as one of you may want something different.
How formal is your vow ceremony?
Decide on how formal you want your 10th anniversary vow renewing ceremony to be. Do you want to just drink a ton of alcohol and relax with your friends? Or do you want to walk down the aisle just like you did ten years ago and have everyone look at you in your gorgeous dress. It is important to decide on how formal you want the ceremony to be. This is because: how much the ceremony is going to cost largely depends on how formal and how wedding-like your vow ceremony is. It might be a good idea to set a limit for yourself on how much money you are going to spend.
The next thing you should focus on is what you are both going to wear for the ceremony. You might not fit in your original wedding dress so maybe you both want to go shopping for something else. It is necessary to figure out some details once you have your location picked out and booked. Things you may want to consider include: do you want a DJ, do you want a bartender or do you know someone who is willing to be a bartender, do you want musicians or a band of some kind, do you want to hire a professional photographer to take pictures of you and your family, do you want to order a cake, how many plates and cups, forks and knives do you need, do you want to order some flowers, and who is going to complete the ceremony. These are all important questions to ask yourself. Just remember to stick to your budget.
And about the guests
One of the most important steps is inviting your guests to come to your 10th anniversary vow renewing ceremony. This could have a huge hit to your budget depending on how many people you invite, this is because more people equals more food and beverages. Make sure you clearly state whether people can bring guests, whether they can bring their kids, etc. People will always surprise you with things you don’t expect if you don’t put these rules/guidelines in place. Once you decide on who to invite, make sure your method works for everyone. For example: maybe some of your family doesn’t use email, maybe some of them don’t have internet or live too far away to send them mail.
Your vows on the ceremony
The next important part is writing out your wedding vows, maybe you want to make them very similar to the one you said at your original wedding. Maybe you have something completely different in mind. Either way it is important to write these things out so that you won’t get panic when the moment comes. You can also have the officiant say your vows. But, it is often a lot more romantic if you say the vows yourself, even if you stutter or mess them up.
You are my love, you are my life. I promise to love you every day, laugh with you, cry, and grow old with you. In sickness and in health as long as we both live.
Ten years ago I took a vow and said I would be with you through the thick and thin, always be at your side and love you from the bottom of my heart. Those words were the most meaningful words I have ever spoken in my life and I vow to continue doing just that, until the day I die.