Vow Renewal Ceremony Scripts and Ideas
Sample Pre-written Wedding Ceremony Scripts, Vows, Ideas.
Use them as they are or edit, mix, or create your own using bits and pieces.
This is helpful as a "toolbox" for choosing/creating your own ceremony script.
Note - most of my ceremonies are weddings - so my wedding page might be helpful in choosing words.
We can use a totally pre-written script,
customize and personalize one of these scripts,
or write a custom ceremony using some personal background.
Either way, following a format like one of these sample ceremonies helps.
We can make any of these "island style" easily with a lei exchange, sand ceremony...
Personalization in the form of stories shared by family members is nice too.
These are in Word Doc format:
To see how they would read for your ceremony, click
Edit & Replace to change Husband and Wife to your own names.
***Same as above, but in PDF format, if you can't open Word (50 pages)
Here are some individual ceremonies and readings,
some of which are included in the above "packet"
Basic Vow Renewal Ceremony A
(If you are giving or exchanging gifts, we can add that in or you can give it afterwards)
Suggestions to help write your own Story or Vows
Think about the following:
How do I love my wife/husband? How has our love grown over the years?
How has my husband/wife made me a better person?
For what am I most grateful to my wife/husband? What is my pledge to him/her for the future?
Sample Renewal Vows
Here are some example renewal vows:
"My dear ___, it was 25 years ago that we first pledged our commitment to one another, but it seems like just yesterday that I was standing across from my beautiful bride/handsome groom. We have been through a lot together - laughter and tears, joy and sorrow - and through all those times, I can honestly say, I loved you every step of the way. Today, I want to renew those vows and again pledge my love and life to you. I promise to be there for you in sickness and health. I am here to be your supporter, your confidant, and your best friend. You are my (nickname or other). I have been blessed for the last 25 years and am thrilled that I get to spend the rest of my life with you. I love you."
"________, in the past I have taken you for granted. I have put others before you. I have done things I am not proud of. And I have often been wrong. On the other hand, I have always loved you and stood beside you. I am here today to move forward with a renewed commitment to you, our love, and our lives together. I pledge that from this day forward you will be my number one priority. I promise to be there for you in all that life brings our way. It is because of you that I am here today and I vow to give you all that I am and all that I have for the rest of our lives together. This is my solemn promise."
Sample Readings for Vow Renewals (Word Doc)
Hawaiian Wedding Variations and Add-ins
(Can be added into any basic ceremony above to bring enhance the Aloha)
Blowing of the Conch Shell
(I have a conch shell that a member of your party can blow)
Note: The following files are for weddings, but can be modified for renewals
Hawaiian Lei Exchange
Hawaiian 3 meanings of "Aloha"
Hawaiian Beach Sand Unity Ceremony
Hawaiian Water Unity Sharing Ceremony
Hawaiian Language Romantic Wedding Phrases
Hawaiian Openings, Vows, Renewals, Closing Words
Hawaiian STYLE additions for mainland weddings
Wedding Hands (These are the hands...)
Hawaiian Love Poem (Translated to English)
More Optional Add-ins: (for any size wedding, add these options for more content. These are like mini-ceremonies within the main ceremony. )
Again, these are for weddings but can be modified for Renewals.
Wedding Hands (These are the hands...) (No props needed - just your hands
Wedding Unity Candle (You furnish decorated candles & holders)
Beach Sand Ceremony (You furnish jar, bottle or vase)
2 Color Craft Sand Ceremony (You furnish 3 vases/sand for your keepsake)
Family Sand Ceremony (Requires vases, bottles or jars and colored sand)
Family Sand Ceremony - Wording 2 (Same as above, different wording)
Rose Exchange Ceremony for Couple (You furnish 2 roses)
Rock Ceremony, guest participation (You furnish stones, bowl)
Blessing of the Four Directions (For a slight Pagan undertone)
Wine Ceremony or Wine Blessing (You supply a chalice and wine)
Wine Blessing/Breaking of Glass (You supply wine, glass and/or light bulb, napkin)
Ceremony Ideas - a summary of more ideas including the above options
Alternative Marriage Vows, Readings, Advice, Quotes, Other
Vows, Vows and More Vows - LOTS of samples to help you write your own
Sample of Personal Vows - Use as example for writing your own
Another Sample of Personal Vows - Use as is or write your own
Readings, Blessings, Advice, Quotes...
Another idea is to quote from favorite songs, books, poems.
Kahlil Gibran - Excerpt from The Prophet on Marriage.
Traditional Order of Ceremony
Optional Greetings to substitute - or write your own
Optional Openings - or we can create a custom opening
Optional Intros and Vows for Rings Ceremony
Optional Readings for Closings
Wedding Traditions and their origins
Note: If the samples above don't convey the values you want to exemplify through your marriage, then please share what values or traits will be important in your marriage, so that we can incorporate those themes for more custom personalization, for example:
Focus on Spirituality
Combining of Families/ Raising Step Children
Having Children/Values/ Purpose
Growing Old Together/ Health
Battling Obstacles Together/ Holding it together through hardships
Travel & Adventure/Fun/ Exploring
Your Careers/Prosperity/ Success
Unconditional Love/Acceptance of Weaknesses and Strengths
*Definition of Synergy:
- The interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects.
- Cooperative interaction among groups, especially among the acquired subsidiaries or merged parts of a corporation, that creates an enhanced combined effect.
If you don't have Word, let me know.
I can easily put these documents in Adobe Acrobat Reader format.
Keep in mind that it's not necessary to exchange rings
for a vow renewal, so that portion can be modified or removed.
You don't need to exchange anything but words,
however a remembrance token or some keepsake of the day is nice to have.
Preview or Print my Ceremony Booking Contract and/or payment options:
Contract and Payment Options using personal check or paypal