Vow Renewal Ceremony"When you first joined hands and hearts 10 years ago, you did not know where life would take you. You promised to love, honor and cherish one another through all things. Life has surely brought you both wonderful blessings and difficult tribulations. Therefore, you have fulfilled your promise. And God is smiling!
Many people believe that entering into marriage is the final step in a romantic relationship. a couple meets, gets to know each other, falls in love, decides they want to go through life together, and then take the final step—marriage.
But marriage is not meant to be the final step in a couple’s relationship—it is really just the beginning of a grand adventure, that hopefully, will be long and fruitful for each couple.
You have shared the joys, blessings, and yes, the challenges, of married life for _______ years. And, today you wish to reconfirm your commitment to working together to make your marriage grow and blossom in the years to come. May this ceremony, renewing the vows you took to become husband and wife on your wedding day, remind you that despite the stresses inevitable in every life, your love, respect, trust and understanding of each other will continue to increase your contentment and heighten your joy in living.
Please join hands.
GROOM, will you continue to have BRIDE as your wife and continue to live in this marriage? (I WILL)
Do you reaffirm your love for her, and will you love, honor and cherish her in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better for worse, and foresaking all others, be faithful to her as long as you both shall live? (I DO)
BRIDE, will you continue to have GROOM as your husband and continue to live in this marriage? (I WILL)
Do you reaffirm your love for him, and will you love, honor and cherish him in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better for worse, and foresaking all others, be faithful to him as long as you both shall live? (I DO)
The wedding ring is the outward sign of an inward and spiritual grace, signifying to all the union of this man and this woman in holy matrimony. It was Saint Augustine who said, “The nature of God is like a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference is nowhere.” May the rings that you hold symbolize the nature of God in your lives, and as often as either of you see them, may you be reminded of this moment and the endless love you have promised.
as you present with her wedding ring and pledge your love and your life to her, will you please repeat after me: I give you this ring as a symbol of my vow, with all that I am and all that I have I honor you, and with this ring I thee wed. as you present with her wedding ring and pledge your love and your life to her, will you please repeat after me: I give you this ring as a symbol of my vow, with all that I am and all that I have I honor you, and with this ring I thee wed.
___________________ & ____________________ as the two of you both now reaffirm you love for each other and the vows you made to each other many years ago, I charge that you each remember to cherish each other as special and unique individuals and that you each respect the thoughts and ideas of one another. And most all be able to forgive each other, and not hold grudges against one another, and I charge that you live each day in love with each other, always being there to give love, comfort, and refuge to each in good times and bad.
The minister makes the Pronouncement & Announcement:
Since ________________________&_____________________ have now exchanged vows and rings, and pledged their love and faith for each other, it is my pleasure and honor to pronounce you Man & Wife. You may kiss the bride.