Renewal of Vows
Q. What is a Renewal of Vows ceremony?
A. It is a ceremony that gives a couple the opportunity to renew the vows taken when they were married, often these ceremonies take place on a significant wedding anniversary such as 25th (silver). The ceremony serves to celebrate the couple’s achievements and life together, to share with family and friends.
Q. Do we need to be married?
A. Generally, couples have been married for some time, but if you had a commitment ceremony, this can be celebrated too at a renewal of vows.
Q. Can our rings be blessed?
A. Yes, you can have a special section in the ceremony for the blessing of rings.
Q. Can we include a prayer or some kind of religious element?
A. Yes, a Civil Celebrant can include a hymn and a prayer.
Q. What is the difference between a Civil Celebrant and a Humanist Celebrant?
A. A Humanist Celebrant is entirely non-religious, whereas a Civil Celebrant can include elements of the couples’ religion and culture.
Q. Can we write our own vows and promises?
A. Yes, absolutely! I will work with you to make these very special – you can use the ‘repeat after me’ option or read them from a card, or say from memory. It is your choice.
Q. Are there any restrictions on choice of venue?
A. None at all, often couples choose to have the ceremony in their own home.
Q. Do we receive a certificate?
A. Yes, you can include signing of a certificate, which is then presented as a souvenir.
Q. Can same sex couples have a renewal of vows ceremony?
A. Yes, it is a personal ceremony written just for the couple.
Q. Can we have symbolic actions such as lighting candles?
A. Yes, you can have any actions you choose. These can be incorporated into the ceremony. lighting a unity candle is a lovely way of renewing the bond between a couple.
Q. Can we include a section where we remember those who cannot be with us?
A. Yes, absolutely, it is often nice to remember loved ones who are no longer around but couples would like to mention them.
Q. When do we pay?
A. 50% deposit on booking and the remainder 6 weeks prior to ceremony date. Payments can be accepted online.