In a world where divorce and break-up seems the norm, it is worth celebrating those couples that do stay together and give us others hope that there is happiness and love to be found – and that it is not just fiction, dreamt up by a American brand wanting to sell more cards and chocolates.
And with the news that David Schwimmer and his wife Zoe Buckman renewed their wedding vows last weekend I thought it was about time to take a look at this wedding trend.
Renewing your vows is all about reconfirming the love you have for each other, showing that you are as in love with your spouse as the day you first said ‘I do’. Blonde supermodel Heidi Klum and her husband have made vow renewals a bit of a tradition and have reconfirmed their undying love for each other (I hope – don’t want more celeb couples breaking up for now) six times! Each anniversary the loved up couple gather their kids and close friends to celebrate their marriage and love. How cute.
How elaborate you make the renewing ceremony is of course up to you, but I’d say an intimate gathering with your loved one – close friends and family only – is the best way. Unless your work colleagues are your best friends, they probably won’t be expecting an invite to this, so there is no need for one.
The best thing about renewing vows is that you can focus on enjoying the special atmosphere that surrounds love and weddings without the nerves and stress felt on the original wedding day!
But whatever you do: no hen or stag nights and no gifts. It is just about sharing the love you have for your spouse with your loved ones.
Have you renewed your vows or are you thinking about it? We’d love to hear what you’re planning.