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Renewals

Renewals of Vows, Experienced Sydney Marriage Celebrant for Reaffirmation of Vows

The Reaffirmation or renewal of vows is celebrated for many reasons. People choose a renewal of vows either to celebrate their expression of love for each other, or just as a remembrance of times past. As well as a renewal of hopes for the future. A renewal of vows could be to re-enact a couple’s wedding day with their old friends and new friends around. As well as family, and possibly their children. The coupld shares their life, their history and love story in their latter years. Also sometimes, a renewal of vows is done just because it feels like a good thing to do!

Let’s Work together on Your Renewal of Vows

I will work with you to create a unique renewal of vows ceremony that you will cherish. The renewal of vows is a wonderful way to look back over the years you’ve shared with each other. The renewal of vows ceremony is usually a very personal one. As it is the tale of a couple’s love and their commitment to each other through their life’s journey.

Renewal of Vows ceremony may contain:

A Re-Affirmation of Vows ceremony may perhaps contain any/all of the following;

  • Pre-ceremony music
  • Entrance music
  • Introduction and welcome
  • Acknowledgement of any absent friends or deceased relatives
  • Acknowledgement of children from the marriage
  • Poetry reading/extracts/songs/original pieces
  • History highlights/recollections of couples  (relatives/friends who attended the first wedding ceremony)
  • Renewal of vows
  • Interactive symbols: eg re-dedication of rings , – giving of new rings/or gifts, exchanging of flowers etc
  • Signing of Certificate/signing of witnesses
  • Declaration and presentation of couple to guests
  • Closing words of congratulations

What does my fee cover?

  • Complete choice of personalized ceremony.
  • A package of information containing sample ceremonies, readings/poetry, rituals, music/songs etc.
  • Unlimited access to me regarding your ceremony.
  • A commemorative copy of your ceremony.
  • A certificate of Renewal of Vows.
  • Appreciation certificates for any ceremonial participants eg readers, ring bearers.
  • A guarantee that I will arrive 20 minutes before your ceremony is due to commence.
  • A guarantee of total familiarity with your ceremony.As well as that my part will be read with total interest and sincerity.
  • To the best of my ability I will dress to suit the occasion.
  • Use of a PA system.(including a CD/IPod player)

Book Sydney Celebrant for an amazing ceremony

I look forward to hearing from you to plan your own renewal of vows ceremony.
Once you book the date, I will provide you with pages of :

  • Readings,
  • sample vows to choose from,
  • rings vows,
  • renewal of vows sample scripts,
  • songs for the ceremony,
  • guidelines and ideas towards the script.

Here are the corresponding symbols and gifts for each Anniversary:

1st Wedding Anniversary — paper
2nd Wedding Anniversary — cotton
3rd Wedding Anniversary — leather
4th Wedding Anniversary — flowers or fruits
5th Wedding Anniversary — wood
6th Wedding Anniversary — sugar or candy
7th Wedding Anniversary — wool
8th Wedding Anniversary — bronze
9th Wedding Anniversary — pottery
10th Wedding Anniversary — tin
11th Wedding Anniversary — steel
12th Wedding Anniversary — linen or silk
13th Wedding Anniversary — lace
14th Wedding Anniversary — agate
15th Wedding Anniversary — crystal
16th Wedding Anniversary — silver hollowware, peridot
17th Wedding Anniversary — furniture, watches
18th Wedding Anniversary — porcelain, cat’s-eye
19th Wedding Anniversary — bronze, aquamarine
20th Wedding Anniversary — china
21st Wedding Anniversary — brass or nickel
22nd Wedding Anniversary — copper
23rd Wedding Anniversary — silver plate
24th Wedding Anniversary — musical instruments
25th Wedding Anniversary — silver
26th Wedding Anniversary — original pictures
27th Wedding Anniversary — sculpture
28th Wedding Anniversary — orchids
29th Wedding Anniversary — new furniture
30th Wedding Anniversary — pearl
31st Wedding Anniversary — timepieces
32nd Wedding Anniversary –conveyances (including automobiles)
33rd Wedding Anniversary — amethyst
34th Wedding Anniversary — opal
35th Wedding Anniversary — coral or jade
36th Wedding Anniversary — bone china
37th Wedding Anniversary — alabaster
38th Wedding Anniversary — beryl and tourmaline
39th Wedding Anniversary — lace
40th Wedding Anniversary — ruby or garnet
41st Wedding Anniversary — land
42nd Wedding Anniversary — improved real estate
43rd Wedding Anniversary — trips
44th Wedding Anniversary — groceries
45th Wedding Anniversary — sapphire
50th Wedding Anniversary — gold
55th Wedding Anniversary — emerald or turquoise
60th Wedding Anniversary — diamond
65th Wedding Anniversary — diamond
70th Wedding Anniversary — platinum
75th Wedding Anniversary — diamond