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Renewal of Wedding Vows in Bournemouth

Renewal of wedding vows

Why renew your wedding vows?

Are you thinking of renewing your wedding vows in Bournemouth with your partner? This is a very romantic gesture that will affirm your marriage to each other and the world. Queens Hotel has provided a superb renewal of wedding vows in Bournemouth service for many years in our dedicated suites. Many married couples choose to renew their wedding vows for a wide range of reasons, and we have listed below a great range of reasons why you should choose to renew your vows:

  • You and your partner want to reaffirm your love for one another
  • Your original wedding didn’t go to plan, and you want to have your dream wedding
  • It is a momentous wedding anniversary such as 5th, 10th or 25th anniversary
  • You want a more elaborate wedding occasion than your original wedding and with more guests
  • A great romantic gesture
  • You and your partner have got over a troublesome time and want to consolidate your love for each other

How to renew your wedding vows in Bournemouth

Many married couples are often confused by what exactly a wedding vow renewal ceremony should contain as unlike your wedding day there is no actual set procedure. This will give you the freedom to customise your ceremony to your own tastes as the renewing of your vows should be a day that is about you and your partner.

Preliminary steps

At Queens Hotel in Bournemouth, we often recommend couples to set a budget from the moment that they decide they wish to renew their vows as this will prevent any overspending. Many couples find that when they decide to renew their vows that they are less restricted by finances that may have prevented them from having the ceremony they really wanted when they were younger.  Renewal ceremonies cost considerably less than an actual wedding.

One of the biggest benefits of a wedding vow renewal ceremony is that there are far fewer restrictions on the ceremony that will allow you to focus on the elements that matter the most to you and your partner.  As your marriage is already legally binding, the vow renewal ceremony is not legally binding and, as a result, you do not need an officiant at the ceremony at all. So you could have a close friend or even one of your children lead the ceremony! The choice really is all yours.

How big should the ceremony be?

Many couples are often confused as to how big the wedding vow renewal ceremony should be, and this will depend on your reasons for renewing your vows. Couples, who could not afford a big wedding initially, often host a big ceremony and party and invite a whole host of family and friends. Alternatively, if you had a rather big wedding then a smaller and more intimate ceremony could be suitable as the sole focus will be on you and your partner.

What to wear?

What you wear is completely up to you and your partner. You and your partner could both wear your old wedding dress or suit; alternatively you can wear something else smart that you feel more comfortable wearing. The choice is all yours!

What to avoid during renewal of wedding vows in Bournemouth?

  • Do not ask for gifts. The purpose of wedding gifts is to help the newly married couple set up a new home together and to relieve some of the financial stress of doing so.
  • Do not throw a stag or hen party since you are married!
  • Do not have attendants such as bridesmaids or groomsmen as this could make the initial ceremony more expensive. A nice gesture would be to recognise the former attendants at some stage in the ceremony.

Bournemouth wedding vows to speak at a ceremony

Many couples often choose to repeat their old wedding vows which are a lovely symbolic gesture.  However, if you wish to go for something a bit more personalised to you and your partner; personalised wedding vows are a great touch that will make your ceremony that bit more memorable.

How to word invitations

If you are hosting the wedding vow renewal ceremony yourself, below is a great template for invitations:

The honour of your presence is requested at the reaffirmation of the wedding vows of Patricia and Richard Jones Saturday, March 25 etc. Or Please join us as we renew our wedding vows and celebrate 20 years together Patricia and Richard Jones Saturday, March 25 etc.

So if you want to celebrate your wedding vows in Bournemouth, look no further than Queens Hotel. For more information, contact our team today.