Simple Vow Renewal Ceremony Script

||||Simple Vow Renewal Ceremony Script

Looking for a sample of a very simple vow renewal ceremony script for your officiant to use for your ceremony? Look no further! Here is a wonderful short sample script that you can use as-is or adapt to your personal needs and style.]

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 forsaking 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 forsaking 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!

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  1. Holly April 18, 2015 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Simple quick vowal renewal. Nothing big just my husband and our 2 older kids. No big ceremony. Simple easy it’s only about us & vowal renwal.

    • Chris September 18, 2015 at 8:20 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the script. That is spot on.
      We will have been married 50 years next August and I would love to carry out the same sort of celebration with my children officiating..
      Weather permitting, I have the perfect setting, but I’ll keep that to myself.

  2. William v July 17, 2016 at 1:30 am - Reply

    My wife and I plan to renew our vows soon
    Our 25 th anniversary is coming up in November. Is there a vow to use without i . I have a speech problem. I get nervous
    Speaking around a lot of people. I want to do this. My buddy who is like family . Needs to be involved somehow. . Please give me the shortest vow

    • Karie July 17, 2016 at 2:14 pm - Reply

      Congratulations on your upcoming vow renewal! How exciting to be celebrating 25 years together. We put together a special article just for you with 25 short and romantic vow ideas at to give you the inspiration you are looking for. Please let us know if it helps.

      As for your buddy, it seems like the perfect opportunity to include him as your “best man” or have him do a reading of a favorite poem during your ceremony.

      Congratulations again on reaching this wonderful milestone in your marriage!
      Founder and Editor

  3. Debbie September 21, 2016 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    Love the scripts. My husband and I are renewing our vows in October after 28 years of marriage. Our Son is doing us the honor of officiating at our ceremony!! I so can not wait and these were perfect!

    • Karie September 21, 2016 at 1:32 pm - Reply

      Congratulations on your upcoming vow renewal! I’m so glad you found our script to be helpful.

      Founder and Editor

  4. Karen Ford October 3, 2016 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    We are renewing our vows 10yrs. This is perfect! Our son who is a minister is officiating. We wrote our vows but needed some filler material and this is awesome! Thank you so much!

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  6. BRANDY H July 14, 2017 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Wanted a beach wedding, but that wasn’t happening in Illinois in February. So, after 13 years being together we finally wed 2/21/15, small, wonderful, one of the best days of my life!! But going to Florida in August and I will surprise my hubby with a small renewal just he, I, and our 2 good friends on the beach!!! I can’t wait to renew our vows on the beach with my honey!!!

  7. Debbie August 14, 2018 at 11:59 am - Reply

    My husband and I used these vows recently at our renewal. We’ve been married for 32 years and have 5 wonderful children and 11 grandchildren. Indeed we have been blessed!!! The vows were perfect in every way and it was such a blessing to have our son-in-law perform the ceremony and to have our children and grandchildren be a part of this celebration. Thank you so much!

  8. Neka Ligons January 12, 2019 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    This is beautiful. We are getting ready to renew our vows after 15 years of marriage and we are definitely using this. Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful script.

  9. Pastor Jim Burns January 24, 2019 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Love this opportunity to thank you for the Vow Renewal Ceremony. Being a minister, your printed ceremony is so much a blessing to me. I add or change just a few words just to make each ceremony a little more personal for each couple. I have done vow renewals before, but your outline is so much more caring and meaningful. Thank you so much.

    • Karie January 24, 2019 at 9:48 am - Reply

      I’m so glad you have found this helpful Your thanks is greatly appreciated, it makes putting this site together so rewarding!

  10. Nicola January 31, 2019 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    I would like to do this for my mum and dad 50th wedding anniversary
    Do I have to be ordained ?

    • Karie January 31, 2019 at 2:54 pm - Reply

      A vow renewal isn’t a legal ceremony, it’s a personal one, so anyone can officiate it. You do not need to be ordained or obtain any other kind of legal or religious certification to perform the ceremony. Once a couple is married, they do not need to legally do anything to remain so.

  11. Sara June 20, 2019 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    Love this script. Sharing it with my brother in law who will be doing the honors for our 30th wedding anniversary celebration and viw renewal.

  12. Edgar Rodriguez August 21, 2019 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    Thank you for putting this up. I like the simplicity of it and will add just a bit more to accommodate a strong Christian couple but I love it just the way it is.

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