Vow renewals have been around forever, however, they became more popular in the western world sometime during the 1970s. Saying ‘I still do’ may not be something you’ve thought about before, but it’s certainly something worth considering. If you’re wondering why so many couples make the effort to recommit, we’ve made a list of 5 great reasons:
- Milestone Anniversary
If you and your spouse are approaching wedding anniversary number 5, 10, 15 or 20 (or more!), that’s a fantastic effort in a world where marriage statistics aren’t always great. These particular anniversaries mark milestones in the story of your lives together. Some choose to have a vow renewal service in honour of these milestones, and in celebration of the love they still share.
- To have your children present
While trends are changing, the majority of parents do still tend to choose marriage before they have children. This means that on your original wedding day, chances are your children weren’t there (or perhaps the first one was, but you’ve had more since then). Some couples will choose to renew their vows down the track so they can include the children they’ve raised together as part of the service.
- Your first wedding wasn’t what you wanted
Whether your budget was limited the first time you said “I do,” or perhaps certain family members couldn’t make the trip, or maybe everything was too rushed for you to truly enjoy the moment, there are plenty of brides and grooms that think of things they’d do differently if they had their time over again. Good news, you don’t have to get divorced to do this. You can simply renew your vows!
- Survived a trying time in the marriage
Marriage isn’t all sunshine and roses. There are days of happiness, and days of trial and sadness. If your marriage has survived a recent struggle or moment of emotional turmoil, and you’ve pulled through the challenge together, this might be a great time to profess your commitment to each other, and the world, once again.
- Just because you want to!
If none of the above reasons apply to you, this one will. You don’t even need a particular reason to renew your vows at all. If you and your significant other feel a need, or desire, to re commit to one another – do it! Make it special and just the way you want. Learn from what worked the first time and what you’d want changed, and do that. Make it romantic and personal, and you can’t go wrong.
If you and your spouse are looking to renew your vows soon, and you’re dreaming of a serene, natural setting, we invite you to consider Buttai Barn as your venue. Our wedding packages are designed with flexibility in mind and can be customised to suit a vow renewal celebration. For more information, visit our weddings page and download our packages brochure.