According to Hitched’s 2017 wedding survey results, it takes an average of 12 months to plan a wedding. Additionally, 1 in 6 people cite wedding planning as the most stressful life event, which makes the thought of doing it all over again rather intimidating. However, as years pass and couples enjoy the bliss that comes with being married, wanting to say “I do” once again becomes more and more appealing.
Vow renewals or recommitments tend to be less stressful than the first time around. There are so many reasons why an increasing number of couples are choosing to host vow renewals. Here we explore just a few of them so you can decide whether it’s the right step for you.
Have the wedding you’ve always dreamt of
For those who tied the knot a little younger and much more frugally the first time round, a vow renewal provides a great opportunity to have the ceremony and reception they’ve always dreamt of. For most, growing up comes with a number of perks, including access to funds that you may not have had before. Renewing your vows with a more extravagant celebration is a great way to use your hard earned savings, whether you want to have an intimate affair or a big get together.
Mark a landmark anniversary in the most amazing way
There’s no right or wrong time to have a vow renewal. You can host a recommitment after a year of marriage if you so wish. Many couples choose to re-tie the knot during a landmark anniversary, the most popular being at the 10-, 25- or 50-year point. Marriage can be difficult; celebrate the milestones that you’ve passed together in the most romantic way.
Celebrate all you’ve been through as a couple
All marriages have their ups and downs, which is why so many couples choose to have a vow renewal to mark their devotion for each other even after experiencing the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Kira shared the story of why she and her husband decided to renew their vows after years of marriage in this blog post from Brides:
“At about five years of marriage, we had a vow renewal ceremony, which was more like a wedding than our actual one, since we’d eloped! We decided on this ceremony because we had been through so much (my severe illness, multiple losses trying to conceive our second child, etc.) and yet our commitment was just as strong as on Day One, if not stronger.”
Host a vow renewal for the romance
Who needs an excuse to share your love and commitment all over again? With the pressure of wedding planning removed, vow renewals tend to be a more relaxing and enjoyable way to celebrate your union. After years of experiences together, many positive and perhaps some negative, vow renewals can be more meaningful than the ceremonies shared by couples who didn’t know what they were getting themselves into just yet!
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Vow Renewals with Clearwell Castle
If your interested in holding a vow renewal and you think Clearwell Castle might be the ideal venue for you, just give us a call on 01594 832320 and we can discuss all your options!