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Renewing Your Wedding Vows? Read This!
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!
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".
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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