Renewal of Marriage Vows: Renewal Ceremony #3

Welcome family and friends... love and relationships are what life is about. We have come here joyfully to celebrate the decision (GROOM)________________ and (BRIDE)______________________ made ___ years ago to share their love by joining in marriage.

Good relationships never stop growing. Like fine wine, they get better with age. (GROOM)_____________________ and (BRIDE)_________________________, you have now been married ____ years and through all the years of your journey together, you have now come to this beautiful beach setting so that you could renew your vow and commitment of love for each other. As you continue to travel on your journey together, always remember to:

Let your love be stronger than your anger. Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend than to break. Believe the best of your beloved rather than the worst. Confide in your partner and ask for help when you need it. Remember that true friendship is the basis for any lasting relationship. Give your spouse the same courtesies and kindnesses you bestow on your friends. And... say "I love you" every day.

A Special Reading of Love

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. Love is content with the present, it hopes for the future, and it does not brood over the past. It’s the day-in and day-out chronicle of irritations, problems, compromises, small disappointments, big victories and working toward common goals. If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things that are missing.

Renewal of Wedding Vows

(GROOM)_____________________ and (BRIDE)_________________________, when you first joined hands and hearts (___) years ago, you did not know where life would take you. Marriage is a precious gift; a lifelong dedication to love and a daily challenge to love one another more fully and more freely. You promised to love, honor and cherish one another through all things. Life has surely brought you both wonderful blessings and difficult tribulations. Therefore, you have fulfilled your promise.

The vows you will now renew are a solemn pledge of love and are a reaffirmation of your commitment to one another. Please face each other and join hands.

(GROOM)_____________________, if you wish to reaffirm your love for (BRIDE)_________________________, then look into her eyes and into her heart and repeat after me: On this day ___ years ago, I promised to love you and cherish you, all the days of my life. I hereby reaffirm that promise, in the presence our friends and family. (BRIDE)_________________________ you have been my best friend and companion, and the revered mother of our children, but most of all, you have been my beautiful loving wife for all these years, and I renew my pledge to you today, of my eternal devotion. (BRIDE)_________________________, if you wish to reaffirm your love for (GROOM)_____________________, then look into his eyes and into his heart and repeat after me:

On this day ___ years ago, I promised to love you and cherish you, all the days of my life. I hereby reaffirm that promise, in the presence of our friends and family. (GROOM)_____________________ you have been my best friend and companion, and the revered father of our children, but most of all you have been my handsome loving husband for all these years, and I renew my pledge to you today of my eternal devotion.

Re- Dedication of Wedding Rings

(GROOM)_____________________ and (BRIDE)_________________________, ____ years ago you chose these rings as the symbol of your marriage covenant. They are made of gold, a metal that does not tarnish and is enduring. These rings represent the ties that bind you together as husband and wife. They are an endless circle representing your marriage union which shall be eternal and pure as these rings.

(GROOM)_____________________, please place the ring on (BRIDE)_________________________'s left hand and repeat after me: With this ring, I wed you (BRIDE)_________________________ for today, for tomorrow, and for all the years to come. Please wear it as a sign of my love and a notice to all the world that you have chosen me to be your husband.

(BRIDE)_________________________, please place the ring on (GROOM)_____________________'s left hand and repeat after me: With this ring, I wed you (GROOM)_____________________ for today, for tomorrow, and for all the years to come. Please wear it as a sign of my love and a notice to all the world that you have chosen me to be your husband.

Let these rings serve as the symbol of your continued love and commitment to each other and may they also serve as a sign of your continued happiness and joy.

Benediction (GROOM)_____________________ and (BRIDE)_________________________, may the sun bring you new energy by day. May the moon softly restore you by night. May the rain wash away your worries. May your joys be sweet as spring flowers that grow As bright as a fire when winter winds blow As countless as leaves that float down in the fall As serene as the love that keeps watch over all. And may you live the days of your lives in peace, love, and happiness.

Pronouncement as Husband and Wife

(GROOM)_____________________ and (BRIDE)_________________________, having witnessed your vows of affirmation with all who are assembled here, and by the authority of love itself, I do affirm that you have expressed your desire to continue your journey as husband and wife.

You may seal your vows, and confirm your continued commitment and love for each other, with a kiss.

Ladies and gentlemen, it is my honor to present to you, once again as husband and wife, (GROOM)_____________________ and (BRIDE)_________________________!

(The renewal couple can use the above ceremonies or write their own any way they wish.)