Vow Renewal resources

Wedding Vow Renewal Tips

Involve the children or other family members in the ceremony. Our ministers excel at getting children involved with leis around their necks, holding shells or the ring blessing bowl and having older children read a verse or quote.

Display your wedding photograph or bring along some pictures to share with those present.

Our ministers have vows ready to go that you may choose to repeat to one another, or you can choose to write your own. Try the following to help you with the writing of your personalized wedding vows:

    Go through a book of wedding vows and jot down all the words and phrases you like on a piece of paper.

  Think about…How do I love my wife/husband? How has our love grown over the years? How has my husband/wife made me a better person? For what am I most grateful to my wife/husband? What is my pledge to him/her for the future?

It always helps to use quotes, someone more poetic than your or I has probably said it better. Here are some examples…

·                “Once before, I have stood with you before family and friends; once again, I take your hand as my partner. (Name), I take you this day, and for all days, as my (husband/wife).”

·                “I am proud to marry you on this day. I promise to wipe away your tears with my laughter and your pain with my caring and compassion. We will wipe clean the old canvases of our lives and let God, with His amazing artistic talent, fill them with new colors, harmony and beauty. I give myself to you completely, and I promise to love you always, from this day forth.”

·                “I believe in this marriage more strongly than ever. (Name), it is with joy born of experience and trust that I commit myself once again to be your (husband/wife).”

·                “I, (name), give to you, (name), a new promise, and yet not so new; a new (husband/wife), and yet not so new; and a new affirmation of love from the heart that has loved you for (__) years and will love you for as many more as God allows.”

·                (Name), I have always loved you and will always love you. You are part of me, the best part of me. With you by my side, I have grown so much. We have evolved and transformed together. We have endured together, laughed and cried together. We raised a beautiful family together. Beloved, please take my hand. With you as my partner, the best is yet to be. For this I pray.

·                (Name), you are my heart, my best friend, my life. Today before family and friends, I renew my commitment to you. I promise to love and cherish you, respect you and grow with you for all the days of our lives. This is my solemn vow.

·                The word renaissance means rebirth; today we celebrate the rebirth of our commitment before loving family and friends.
(Wife's name), with full confidence in the solid anchor of our love, I take you, once again, as my husband.
(Husband's name), with full confidence in the solid anchor of our love, I take you, once again, as my wife.

·               (Name), the best thing I ever did was to marry you. I didn’t always deserve you, but I always loved you. My vow to you, before God, is to do better, be better. I want to be the best husband (wife) I can be for you, for me, for us. I will do my best. This is my promise to you for the rest of my life.

·                Perhaps the only thing truer than one's first love is to recommit to that love before family and friends.
(Name), you were and are my love for life; I take you, once again, as my (husband/wife)

Traditional and Modern Anniversary gifts by year.

Anniversary

Traditional

Modern

1st

Paper

Clocks

2nd

Cotton

China

3rd

Leather

Crystal/Glass

4th

Fruit/Flowers

Appliances

5th

Wood

Silverware

6th

Candy/Iron

Wood

7th

Wool/Copper

Desk Sets

8th

Pottery/Bronze

Linens/Lace

9th

Willow/Pottery

Leather

10th

Tin/Aluminum

Diamond Jewelry

11th

Steel

Fashion Jewelry

12th

Silk/Linen

Pearls

13th

Lace

Textile Furs

14th

Ivory

Gold Jewelry

15th

Crystal

Watches

20th

China

Platinum

25th

Silver

Silver

30th

Pearl

Diamond

35th

Coral

Jade

40th

Ruby

Ruby

45th

Sapphire

Sapphire

50th

Gold

Gold

60th

Diamond

Diamond