Renewing Your Wedding Vows? Read This!

Are you renewing your vows with a reaffirmation or solemnization?
Are you renewing your vows with a reaffirmation or solemnization?

Wedding Vows Are Renewed by Reaffirming or Solemnizing!

Most people have a second wedding after their first, most times on their anniversaries, to renew their vows. And that's not technically the case. Besides, there are other situations that warrant a second wedding.

Let's say that you marry at the courthouse in a civil ceremony and plan to marry the following year in church or in a place of worship. In this instance, you are having a solemnization of your wedding vows, which literally means to "make right before God".

On the other hand, let's say you marry in a house of worship and five or ten years later, you decide to renew your commitment to one another. in this case, you are reaffirming your vows. It makes sense!

A reaffirmation or solemnization of vows may be as formal or informal an occasion as the couple wishes.
A reaffirmation or solemnization of vows may be as formal or informal an occasion as the couple wishes.

Wedding Invitations for Wedding-Vow Reaffirmation

The invitations to your wedding-vow renewal will reflect whether the occasion is a reaffirmation of vows or a solemnization of vows. Here's an example of the wording for a reaffirmation of vows.

NOTE: A reaffirmation occurs when you were previously married in a religious ceremony. The invitations are issued by the couple

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nelson Jone

request the honour of your presence*

at a ceremony to celebrate

the reaffirmation of their wedding vows

Saturday, the thirteenth of August

etc. etc. etc.

If the ceremony is not held in a house of worship, the proper wording is "request the pleasure of your company".

A solemnization of vows always takes place in a house of worship.
A solemnization of vows always takes place in a house of worship.

Wedding Invitations for a Solemnization of Wedding Vows

Invitations to a solemnization of vows are issued by the couple when previously married in a non-religious ceremony:

Mr. and Mrs. John Michael Smith

request the honour of your presence

at the religious ceremony to

solemnize their marriage

Saturday, the fifth of September

etc. etc. etc.

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