A renewal of vows is the perfect ceremony for any couple that wants to renew their commitment to each other. It's an opportunity to show your partner how much your relationship means to you.
Some couples organise this ceremony on a special anniversary or following a marriage or civil partnership abroad.
It is a special way to make new the promises you made to each other, a renewal of vows ceremony is for couples who are already married or in a civil partnership. Our couples renew their vows for a number of unique or personal reasons. Most popular is to hold a ceremony on an important anniversary or following a marriage or a civil partnership abroad.
The ceremony is suitable for couples at any stage of their relationship, there are no restrictions on when you can hold a renewal of vows ceremony.
Yes, this is a perfect ceremony to bring family and friends together to share your celebration.
No, exchanging rings is not mandatory.
There are no rules or expectations with regard to what the couple wears. You can choose to wear a wedding dress, something similar to your outfits from your wedding, or go for something entirely different. The choice is up to you.
A renewal of vows is a celebratory occasion and has no legal status. The ceremony does not alter, add or detract from any rights or responsibilities that you already have as a couple.
Yes, absolutely! However, please note that if you want to write your own vows, they will have to be seen by us in advance. You will also need to decide how they will be delivered.
Yes. You will sign a commemorative certificate during the ceremony. The certificate will be presented to you at the end of the ceremony. A simple script of the ceremony is also available.
For more information about costs regarding certificates, visit our cost guide
To book the ceremony you'll need your marriage certificate.
No, this is a civil ceremony and any religious references in your vows are not allowed.
Yes, you can pair this ceremony with another ceremony and receive a discount of 25% of the total cost of the ceremonies.
A vow renewal ceremony includes:
The mandatory parts of the ceremony are: introduction and welcome, the renewal of the vows ceremony, the signing of the certificate and the closing words by the celebrant.
The cost of the ceremony depends on the date and location you have chosen.
If your ceremony is in a registration office
There is a £50 deposit at the time of booking.
You can pay by credit or debit card over the phone or by appointment at one of our registration offices using credit or debit card, or cheque. Unfortunately we cannot accept cash payments.
Yes, you can re-arrange the time for your ceremony. There is a £25 administration fee which is non-refundable.
Yes, the fee depends on when you cancel your booking. If you cancel:
Yes, if you choose to have this ceremony with another couple from your immediate family (for example your brother and sister-in-law), both couples will receive 25% discount of the cost of the ceremony.
Yes, you can purchase an additional certificate for £11.