Vow Renewals

A vow renewal is one of the best opportunities for a couple to rejoice with each other in the name of love. It is a commemoration to deepen a matured love. It isn’t a second wedding. Rather, it is a more intimate affair with one another, as well as close friends and family.

“The most important thing to remember is not to get caught up in ‘wedding planning’ again,” says Natasha Anakotta of American Marriage Ministries. “Vow renewal ceremonies should be unique and meaningful while wholly re-committing yourselves to each other.” Here’s 4 tips to have an amazing vow renewal.


  1. When is it appropriate? Whenever you like, every year, every couple of years, when the couple has reached an important relationship milestone, after overcoming a rough patch in the relationship, you never had a wedding though you are legally married, you had an intimate wedding and now you are ready for a bigger one, or simply to reaffirm the commitment and love for each other. 
  2. Must the vow renewal be on the same date as the official marriage? Absolutely NOT! Remember that unlike a wedding, a vow renewal does not have to follow the rules of a traditional wedding.
  3. Is a ceremony appropriate? Absolutely!!! This is the perfect opportunity to reaffirm each other of your everlasting love and commitment. Although you do not have to follow all the traditions of a wedding. You can always make up your own vows or have someone preside over the ceremony.
  4.  Are there any rules to follow? Yes, have fun! Make it unique to your likings and needs. Remember that a vow renewal is for the couple to rejoice and strengthen their union.

Altar candles are candles set on or near altars for religious ceremonies. Various denominations have regulations or traditions regarding the number and type of candles used, and when they are lit or extinguished during the services.