Renewing Vows After Many Years – Sample Ceremony Script

||||Renewing Vows After Many Years – Sample Ceremony Script

Renewing your vows after many years? Looking for a sample ceremony script for your officiant to use for at your vow renewal ceremony? Look no further!  Here is a lovely sample script that you can use as is or adapt to your personal needs and style.

This script is perfect for couples celebrating their 2nd-20th wedding anniversary with a vow renewal.

Welcome & Opening:
Good relationships never stop growing. Like fine wine, they get better with age. ____________ and _______________, you have now been married _______ years and through all the years of your journey together, you have now come to this beautiful setting, so that you could renew your vow and commitment of love for each other.

No marriage is perfect. As you continue in this union, you already know that it will continue to take a lot of love and work to keep your relationship an ongoing success.

Many couples tend to think of marriage as a 50/50 proposition. Actually, the best relationships are 90/10. If you both will give 90 percent and take only 10 percent, you will have a formula likely to continue to bring both of you happiness for a lifetime.

As you continue on your journey together, I ask you to remember this advice:
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.
Say “I love you” every day.
You may wish to add a reading or song here. 

Vows:
_____________ and ______________, I remind you that marriage is a precious gift; a lifelong dedication to love and a daily challenge to love one another more fully and more freely.

With this understanding, do you __________, continue to take _____________ as your beloved wife?
Will you continue to be a tender, faithful husband?
Will you continue to love and cherish her, in sickness and in health, for richer for poorer, for better for worse, and keep yourself only unto her?

With this understanding, do you _____________, continue to take ____________ as your beloved husband?
Will you continue to be a tender, faithful wife?
Will you continue to love and cherish him, in sickness and in health, for richer for poorer, for better for worse, and keep yourself only unto him? 
You may wish to add a reading or song here.

Rings:
____________ and ____________ have rings as the outward symbols of your ongoing commitment to each other.

From earliest times, the ring has been a symbol of wedded love. An unbroken and never ending circle symbolizes a commitment to love that is also never ending.

____________, hold ____________’s hand, touch her ring, symbolically giving it to her again, and say to her these words.
From this day on, I recommit myself to you, and this ring is a symbol of my pledge.

_____________, hold ____________’s hand, touch his ring, symbolically giving it to him again, and say to him these words.
From this day on, I recommit myself to you, and this ring is a symbol of my pledge.

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.

Closing:
May the sun bring you new energy by day.
May the moon softly restore you by night. 
May the rain wash away your worries.
And may you live the days of your lives in peace, love, and happiness.

Pronouncement:
____________ and ____________, 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 as husband and wife.

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

Presentation:
Ladies and gentlemen, it is my honor to present to you, once again as husband and wife: ____________ and ____________.

2018-01-05T06:51:26+00:00Ceremony Scripts|

6 Comments

  1. Lorena Flynn October 16, 2013 at 11:06 am - Reply

    John and I are renewing our vowels 29 years, next weekend in NZ and would love to use this. Thank you.

    • Karie November 14, 2013 at 8:33 pm - Reply

      Congratulations! We’re delighted you found it useful!

  2. Pastor Deborah Hartwell September 4, 2014 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    I have been a pastor for two years and did my first renewal ceremony. It was very uplifting and precious. Also it was a Harley Davidson ceremony. I will never for get it. I officiated the ceremony with out any problems and also I did not rehearse it. I just spoke from the Geary. Was pretty easy thank you , pastor deborah. Red hartwell

  3. Connie September 11, 2014 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Do you have vows a little more fitting got 50 years of marriage ? We were married in Las Vages never had a formal ceremony.

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