Maybe you and your partner have been together for a while, and you feel like you want to make some kind of public statement of commitment, but aren’t quite ready for a full-on wedding, with all the crying parents and legal ramifications that a wedding entails. Why not have a commitment ceremony? You can have all the fun of a wedding with none of the stress! How totally now is that??
Vow Renewals are just the thing when you’ve been married for, let’s say, a certain period of time and you want to let family and friends know that it’s all still there for you; that your love and affection is as strong as ever. Maybe you’ve both changed over the years, and you feel the need to make some different affirmations from the ones you made back then.
…you want to let family and friends know that it’s all still there for you; that your love and affection is as strong as ever.
This actually happened to parents of a good friend of mine. As teenagers, they were frogmarched down the aisle by their horrified parents and angrily married by a hatchet faced priest who made it clear what he thought of them. They’re still happily married, by the way, but the memory of their wedding is not as sweet as it should have been, sixty years on. A vow renewal service could allow them to reset the clock and, not erase, but at least balance out the memories of that wedding, surrounded by the people who know and love them now, and to say the things they didn’t get the chance to say, back in those less tolerant times. (Spoiler alert – they won’t; I’ve offered; they just say it was bad enough the first time!)
If you think you’d like to explore the possibilities of commitment or vow renewal ceremonies, please contact me.