Renewing your wedding vows can be a wonderful way to rekindle the romance in your marriage and show your spouse how much they mean to you. While you could simply ask your spouse what he or she thinks about renewing your vows, it’s far more romantic and fun to plan a vow renewal proposal that either reminds you both of your initial engagement or surpasses it in some way. Planning a vow renewal proposal can be a delightfully creative process.
Pick a Location
Start by visiting the place you initially proposed if you can. See if it is still a suitable location for a proposal, since you may want to recall history and propose the vow renewal from the same site. If this is not feasible, consider other meaningful places. This might be a similar location to the original proposal, where you wished the proposal would have taken place, or another site that has come to have personal meaning for you both.
Prepare Your Words
Prepare what you want to say by writing it out and refining it ahead of time. Writing a basic outline will help you make sure that you include everything you want to say without stumbling over words or forgetting anything. You’ll want to memorize your words, so they come naturally to you when the moment arrives. Reading from the paper isn’t as romantic. The more you rehearse your actual vow renewal proposal, the less likely you’ll make a mistake.
Select a Gift
A proposal should come with a gift! Buy a ring or other piece of jewelry your spouse will appreciate as a substitute for an engagement ring. If your spouse does not like jewelry, pick something else romantic that you can present at the time of the proposal like flowers, candy, or another boxed gift.
Do Your Research
Do a little research ahead of time to see what you might want to do for the actual vow renewal ceremony. If you want to include a second honeymoon, you’ll want to discuss it with your spouse. Having a general idea of what you have in mind is essential since this could come up when you propose. Take into consideration what is logistically and economically feasible, so you don’t get turned down for not being practical.