Til Death Do Us Part

Danielle Gibbons

You can never say “I love you” enough, especially after saying “I do.”

Those two words tie you up for life, but not in a bad way. Couples say I do every single day, securing the rest of their lives together, “Til death do they part”. Most couples actually follow through with that statement and stay together forever. Some even renew their vows to reiterate just how much they are in love with their significant other.

Having a wedding can be very expensive and even renewing your vows can be a festive, lavish occasion. It’s a big deal! You’ve been together for so many years and you’re happy enough to say “I do” again to the SAME person. It should be a big occasion.

Couples travel all over the world to say those two little words in front of their family and friends. This is one of the most important days in their life, so of course they want to flaunt that they’re still happily married.

Some people make it a huge occasion almost as big as the wedding while others do it privately and romantically, just the two of them. No matter which way you plan to do it, it’s still a huge deal, especially in America, to be able to say that you’ve been together so long that it’s time to renew your vows.

Couples should feel proud of that fantastic achievement. The divorce rate is still extremely high in America but there are still immense amounts of people that stay together forever, just like a fairytale.

Whether it’s been five years, 10 years or 50 years, it’s still an achievement that not everyone can say they’ve done. Be proud, go celebrate! Also, if you are a child of parents that have been together for a long time, throw a party for them on their anniversary. One wouldn’t believe how much it would mean to those parents.

Theknot.com has some great tips for planning an occasion to renew vows. They also answer questions such as how soon is too soon to renew your vows? Who hosts a renewal? Who should be invited? This will help with the planning stages and give some great insight on how it’s usually done.

Some of the comments on this page from theknot.com show that this is definitely the place to start when planning to renew vows.

“This was great advice! My husband and I were married the day after he graduated Ranger School back in March ‘08 (he’s a lieutenant in the US Army) We had a small civil ceremony because we pretty much had to get on the road to our post in Anchorage, Alaska and being married would just make life in the army easier for us. We are having a renewal of our vows and the wedding we never got to have when he gets back from his 12 month 2009 deployment to Afghanistan,” by meggz86 on Sept. 26, 2008.

“Thank you so much for writing this article! My husband and I were married a year and a half ago by having a civil ceremony … we were the only ones that attended (besides the judge)! Very long story but we have come to regret not having anything in front of anyone and we decided that we want to have some type of vow renewal and have the wedding we def. did not have. I felt so stupid about doing this but this article really made me feel SO much better…I am going to go with it and we’re gonna do what we want…besides the only evidence that we are actually married to anyone beside me, my husband and the judge is our marriage license. Thanks!!!” by DanniM82 on Feb. 2, 2011.

Renewing vows is a must when you’ve made it that far. Marriage isn’t always easy, so congratulate yourself or your loved ones on what they have accomplished.