Aug 15, 2015
I found this sample ceremony script on www.idostill.com and I'm going to use this for our ceremony.
Michael and Karie, it is a pleasure to share today’s very special occasion with you.
Many people believe that entering into marriage is the final step in a romantic relationship. As they see it, 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.
Michael, will you continue to have Karie 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)
Karie, will you continue to have Michael 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)
Bible Reading from Corinthians: (any variety of readings can be substituted here)
Love endures and is kind.
Love is not envious or jealous.
Love wants not for itself.
Love is not puffed up, nor does it behave wrongly.
Love seeks not for it’s own.
Love is not easily provoked.
Love is not rude.
Love thinks No evil.
Love does not rejoice in wrong, but dwells in the truth.
Love bears all things, believes all things, endures all things, and love never fails.
On your wedding day you exchanged rings as a symbol of the never-ending circle of love. Rings serve as a reminder of your wedding vows to each other, and your commitment to live in unity, love and happiness. At this time, it is appropriate to reconfirm the meaning of the rings you wear.
Please join your left hands together so that Michael’s hand is on top. Michael, please repeat after me…………………
Karie, I wear this ring you placed on my hand————- as a symbol of my love and commitment to you.
Now, with Karie’s hand on top, Karie please repeat after me:
Michael, I wear this ring you placed on my hand——–as a symbol of my love and commitment to you.
I ask that you each remember to continue to cherish each other as special and unique individuals and that you each respect the thoughts and ideas of one another. And most of all, be able to forgive each other, and not hold grudges against one another. Live each day in love with each other, always being there to give love, comfort, and refuge to each other, in good times and bad.
Michael and Karie, today you have renewed the promises and vows you made to each other on your wedding day. You have symbolized the renewal of the marriage union by the joining of hands, the taking of vows, and by the wearing of your wedding rings.
It is with pleasure that I conclude the ceremony of renewing the vows of marriage that joined you and binds you as husband and wife. Please celebrate this renewal of vows with a kiss!
I like this wording the best for our invitations...
In honour of celebrating
ten years of marriage
Michael and Karie Barrett
as they renew their vows
at Grace Church,
1111 Church Street, Nashville, Tennessee
on Friday the second of March
at 5:00 pm
and afterwards at
Embassy Suites Hotel,
There's a little over a year and a half until my 15th wedding anniversary and I'm going to start planning now. I know that I don't need to start planning now but I would rather start getting things done now rather than waiting until the last minute. Which is exactly what happened when we got married! We decided in July to get married in August. One month to plan! I don't regret getting married or how any of it happened but for our vow renewal I would like to put some time into making it an extra special and meaningful occasion.