Many couples come to a point when they want to celebrate their long-lasting marriage and reaffirm their love and commitment to one another by renewing their wedding vows and by saying “I do” again. A Renewal Vows Ceremony can be a meaningful and touching process for just the two of you, or for you and your children, your grandchildren, your friends or any of your loved ones. It can take place in any of the ceremony locations offered by Stepsis, it can be simple and short or full of services for you and your guests. It’s up to you. Pick the location and scenery that best suits with your personal style and the rest is our job to plan and organise.
Reasons why you and your partner in life may want to renew your wedding vows:
- It’s your 5, 10, 25 or any year wedding anniversary and deserves a very special but also different celebration.
- Years ago you committed to one another in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health and you managed to truly honour these vows and feel you ought to celebrate your enduring relationship.
- You went through a difficult time and decided to stay united and go for a fresh start.
- In the years that have passed by, your stance and beliefs towards marriage have changed and you find more meaningful to commit to one another in a different way.
Have you decided to have a Renewal Wedding Ceremony? Then you can consider the following:
- Reflect on your shared life and your relationship, the meaning and role it has played for you and write your own vows.
- Consider even the hard times you went through and in the ways those difficulties have deepened and strengthened your relationship and have played their part in the person you are today
- You can rededicate the rings that initially united you and not purchase new ones.
- Upon completion of the ceremony an informal certificate will be given to you for renewing your vows in Crete that will always remind of this special event.
- Since the ceremony is symbolic, not legal, a minister or judge does not need to perform it, nor do you need to obtain a marriage license. You might choose to ask a father, a son or a special friend to perform the ceremony, thus making it very personal.