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New Script! A Simple Vow Renewal With Recognition of Children

Published Tuesday, Aug. 17th, 2021

Stylized photo taken from below shows a wife and husband holding hands, showing off their wedding rings, during a sweet vow renewal ceremony.

A vow renewal  is the joyful celebration and recognition of a marriage bond that continues to grow and deepen. These ceremonies remind us that marriage is much more than a final destination, it's the start of a lifetime of love.


During a vow renewal ceremony, you and your partner reaffirm the promises you made to each other on your wedding day -- reflecting on all of the joy you’ve shared and making a new commitment for the future ahead.

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A Simple Vow Renewal With Recognition of Children

Vow renewals are a beautiful way to celebrate an important anniversary, to remember all the qualities that first attracted you to each other, or to honor your growth as a couple. They are often held following a meaningful life-event or milestone -- such as the birth of a child or big life transition.


Vow renewals and sequel weddings are especially popular this year: These celebrations are the perfect follow-up to an earlier elopement or micro wedding. If your first ceremony was smaller than planned because of COVID-19 (like SO many were!), a vow renewal gives you and your spouse the chance to invite all of your friends and family to celebrate your marriage with you! 


There’s never a wrong time to remind yourself of how much fun it is to be building a life together, and some couples even hold a renewal every year! 


This simple ceremony script will help you and your officiant create a unique and personal experience. You can customize the template with moments from your love story, share your original wedding vows (or create new ones) and recognize the special place a child or children have in your home. 


Ask a friend or family member to officiate your vow renewal. 



See Renewal of Vows Certificates in our store. 


A product image of three vow renewal certificates offered by AMM in the store, against a blue background with the AMM logo.


Need another sample script for a wedding ceremony? 
Visit our Wedding Ceremony Script Library.

We know that writing a ceremony from scratch can be a daunting process, especially if you’re officiating on short notice. To make things easier, we keep our Sample Script Library well stocked with wedding ceremony templates and sample scripts for you to choose from. These scripts are a great starting point, with sections to add to, leave out, or reorganize, as you personalize a ceremony. 


We have more vow renewal and sequel wedding scripts, including this simple Sequel Wedding Ceremony Script!


Friends and family members can officiate weddings with online ordination through AMM. 


AMM is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. We believe that every couple has the constitutionally protected right to enter into the institution of marriage on their own terms, which includes the right to choose who performs their wedding ceremony.


'We Still Do...' Vow Renewal Package

Reaffirm marriage vows, make new promises for the future, and commit to love all over again with this unique Vow Renewal Package! This sweet package is for couples who wants to deepen their connection and say YES all over again, and officiants that want to make it all happen. This resource contains everything a couple needs to celebrate a renewal of vows, anniversary celebration, or recommitment ceremony.


Product photo of the AMM We Still Do Vow Renewal Package gift box for renewal of vows and wedding anniversary celebrations

This package includes:

• 1 Elegant Vow Booklet Set with vow writing prompts and pages for finished vows
• 1 copy of AMM’s bestselling The Book of Wedding Vows and Ceremonies
• 1 “I Still Do” pamphlet – A short officiants guide to the vow renewal ceremony
• 3 Decorative Renewal of Vows certificates (Timeless, Floral, and Signature)
• 1 Wood display frame
• 1 AMM Embossed Presidential™ Custom Pen


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Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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