This ceremony is for any couple that wish to celebrate and affirm their marriage or civil partnership.
Often these ceremonies are associated with a special anniversary but the ceremony is also appropriate for couples at any stage of their relationship.
Many couples that get married or register their civil partnership abroad choose to renew their Vows in a special event for family and friends.
Ceremonies are conducted by 'celebrants' who are trained and experienced in conducting many different ceremonies and can help the couple create an individual ceremony.
Children and guests are encouraged to participate in the ceremony and you will need to ask two people to witness the signing of the Certificate at the event.
Renewal of Vows Ceremonies can contain the following options:
- Introduction and Welcome
- Acknowledgement of any children
- Renewal of Vows
- Rededication of ring(s)
- Giving of new ring(s) or gift(s)
- Words from previous ceremony guests (often Best Man, Bridesmaid or Bride's father)
- Signing of Certificate
- Witnesses and Closing Words.
The Renewal of Vows Ceremony usually lasts between at 15 and 30 minutes depending on the number of options and readings chosen. There is a charge for this service. Visit our Register office charges and fees page for details.
For further information about renewing your wedding vows, please call the Register Office on 01443 863478 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.