If you would like to renew your vows as part of your anniversary celebration, start by congratulating yourself. You and your partner have made it this far, and that is something to celebrate. Once you’re done high-fiving or patting yourselves on the back, delve into the vow renewal event. Feel free to make it as simple or as fanciful as you want–it’s your event, after all! Whatever you decide, remember to have fun with it.
Pay homage to the decade you got married in, whether it be the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s…you get the idea. For example, if you said “I do” in the ‘80s, dress up in your best formalwear from the beloved decade and encourage everyone in attendance to do the same. Play favorite ‘80s music while keeping the theme in mind for food and drinks, and decor. Enjoy “feeling the beat of the rhythm of the night” and dancing “all night long” with your partner and everyone you both love.
Pick a destination you both have longed to see and have your vow renewal there. Keep in mind not everyone on your guest list will be able to attend for monetary reasons, work, etc., but if you have your heart set on the Caribbean or Aspen, go for it. Vow renewals are a great excuse to travel and otherwise get away. Make your renewal a grand escapade you will remember for the rest of your lives.
Get your family involved with your vow renewal ceremony. Have them stand up with you as you renew your vows, invite them to participate in a fun tradition such as lighting a unity candle or engaging in a sand-pouring ceremony, etc. Your family will love that you want to include them!
Enjoy throwing a vow renewal that reminds you of how far you have come as a couple and how many more wonderful years you have ahead.