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Parents' Vow Renewal Text Help

Kyle, on September 8, 2017 at 8:32 AM Posted in Planning 0 5
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Hi Friends,

It's been a while since I posted, but I know y'all are the best people to ask. My parents are having a small vow renewal ceremony this month and asked me to officiate. They're comfortable with me writing/finding the text (non-religious), but I'm not quite sure where to start. Any ideas?

Note: this is just a small family event, so there will be no vendors attending whatsoever.



  • Carousel
    VIP October 2017
    Carousel ·

    Paging @Celia in your title?

  • OG Kathryn
    Champion May 2016
    OG Kathryn ·

    Yeah Celia could give you some tips, add her to your title so she sees it!

  • MrsSki
    Master April 2017
    MrsSki ·

    Do they know what their original views were? It would be sweet to redo them!

  • Nonna T
    Master April 2014
    Nonna T ·

    Light hearted? Sentimental? Big or unusual events in their married lives? I was lucky enough to do this for my parent's 40th; my dad passed two years later. Some of the highlights:

    "Not everyone gets the privilege of officiating their parent's vow renewal. Well, not everyone is lucky enough to have Tony and Maria as parents.

    Their courtship endured a war that effected many. But it only made them stronger.

    Their marriage began with another separation when Tony came back to America to build a better life for his wife and toddler son. But this only made them more committed to one another.

    They worked for a common goal and did so in a way that their love and respect for each other was evident, even in the eyes of their American born daughter at a very young age.

    Tony and Maria never told anyone, including their children, what a marriage should be like.

    They let us watch and learn.

    So, with that, let us watch and learn as they renew the vows they made 40 years ago in a war torn country, not knowing what the future would bring, just knowing what they meant to each other:"

    (( Recited the traditional vows in Italian, which I butchered ))

    Then we ate and drank and ate and drank some more.

    Thanks for this memory of almost 30 years ago!

  • Midwest May
    VIP May 2016
    Midwest May ·

    My husband was not up for a vow renewal for our 45th anniversary celebration, he was adamant that they took the first time and he wasn't messing with perfection, so instead we did a "count our blessings" where we acknowledged all the great things our marriage has given us, including children, grandchildren, our successful careers because of the sacrifices the other made to support them, our extended families meaning in our lives, our faith, our home, our friends, etc. We were lucky enough that our MOH and Best Man even came as honored guests. They have been a part of our lives since we were teenagers. So maybe you can incorporate a few words along those lines too.

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