The only thing more fun and exciting than actually getting married is gathering with friends and family and paying tribute to years of a successful marriage. A wedding anniversary bash or vow renewal ceremony can be a lot of fun and a great way to celebrate. Every anniversary is a milestone. Whether you have been married for one year, 10 years or 50 years, it’s cause for celebration!
There are many different ways to celebrate a wedding anniversary. What you decide to do may depend on your marriage, your preferences, and your budget. Whether a casual, lighthearted gathering or an elegant, formal event, an anniversary celebration or vow renewal ceremony is a great way to honor a successful marriage. It can also be a great way to get a troubled marriage back on track, reminding you both why you married in the first place.
One of the great things about a vow renewal celebration is that you get to “re-do” your wedding day. Maybe you weren’t happy with your choice of catering or the layout of the venue. Perhaps the music wasn’t exactly your style or the decorations were out of fashion or off-theme. Or, if you’re one of the lucky ones, maybe your wedding day went exactly as planned. If that is the case, you can inject some of the same elements into your vow renewal ceremony. This allows you to do a reproduction of your special day, but on a smaller scale.
A wedding vow renewal ceremony gives you and your spouse the opportunity to renew or reaffirm your vows. Getting married is a joyous occasion for everyone involved. When you renew your wedding vows, you are recommitting yourself to your spouse. It is also a way to share the love that has grown between you during your marriage, with your friends and family. If you have children, you can include them in the event as well. This is a fun way to involve the entire family in the ceremony. Additionally, it cements the idea that you will continue on together, as a close family unit. There are no real rules when it comes to planning a vow renewal ceremony. However, this type of celebration is perfect for a big milestone anniversary, such as a 25th or 50th wedding anniversary.
Other Anniversary Celebration Ideas
Vow renewals didn’t become popular in the United States until the 1970s. Some couples choose to celebrate their marriage with a vow renewal ceremony. Others opt for a more traditional and intimate anniversary celebration. Regardless of how you want to celebrate your anniversary, having some help and tips can go a long way in making your night perfect. The following are some fun, unique ideas for celebrating your wedding anniversary:
- Revisit the place where you had your first date
- Plan an anniversary scavenger hunt
- Try a new adventure (i.e. hiking, camping, skydiving, rock climbing)
- Plan a romantic vacation
- Take a class together
- Plan a second honeymoon
- Recreate an old photo from early on in your relationship
- Unplug from the outside world and spend the day together
- Watch the sunrise together
- Plan an intimate dinner for two
Come Celebrate at North Shore Event Center
Whatever type of vow renewal or anniversary celebration you have in mind, North Shore Event Center can bring your vision to life. Contact North Shore Event Center today to get some anniversary celebration ideas or to get started planning your vow renewal.