Surprise Wedding Anniversary | Renewal of Marriage Ceremony Abroad

wedding anniversary man surprising woman

The wedding anniversary gives you a chance to flashback in time to the biggest moment in your love life. Even more exciting, you mark a new chapter in your enduring relationship. As well as, rekindling your special friendship, reliving the day puts a spark back into your marriage.

But, what is the key to the success to your ever evolving partnership? Well, embarking on the fifth, tenth, fifteenth of twentieth year of your awesome connection you might feel the need to celebrate it. The date on which your marriage took place was blissful, right?

In other words, you cemented your love during a wedding ceremony. Moreover, it brought the new beginning of your married life [with kids] and with that comes maturity plus responsibility.

So, how do you carry on arousing one another and keeping the flame of love flowing? Easy, take the most logical step to your future together. But, I’m not stopping there. Let me clarify, here are your surprise wedding anniversary celebration ideas to personalize your big day. Take a look below now….

Wedding anniversary celebrations

tin wedding anniversary white table and chairs with decorations1 • Revisit and revamp anniversary

Although your time together has matured and evolved, sometimes, one of the most difficult parts of a loving relationship is saying these simple words, “I’m sorry babe. We can even feel strange when we say; “I agree with you my love, my honey. You are or were right.” So, wouldn’t it be amazing to revisit and revamp the wedding vows?

2 • Celebrate your wedding again

Before the wedding anniversary celebrations begin, realize that it is a recurring event. Sharing your fond memories as you reminisce over your years of marriage can stimulate great ideas. Face it, you’re very lucky and blessed to still be together. So, make it as special as your long-term union.

3 • Durable anniversary party

What’s more you are a role model for your family and friends. Your enduring relationship is a mirror for others. Let them feel the abundance of your shared personality traits and new sense of value. Not to mention you reaffirm the strong commitment for your future lives together.

tin wedding anniversary champagne bottles

4 • Wedding anniversary vows

Not only do you celebrate but you renew your marriage vows. Use an abridged version script of your original wedding speech. The wedding vow renewal ceremony doesn’t have to be lavish for it to be meaningful and sentimental.

5 • Renew or reaffirm

So, consider the reaffirmation of your wedding vows a joint venture. Celebrate the special stage of your incredible lives together. And reawaken your passion to embrace the harmony in your loving relationship. In fact you honor your strong, rock-solid bond and awesome connection. Let others see your devotion and enduring love.

6• Non-legally binding

Saying “Yes, I DO” for the second time inspires your guests. Actually, reliving your wedding day with a party is very simple. Why? There’s no need to reapply for a legal licence, paperwork or go through the formality of an official matrimony again. Renewing your vows is a non-binding marriage ceremony and inexpensive.

woman and man sitting at a table talking with other people around

7•  Wedding anniversary script

Therefore you can hold a wedding anniversary celebrations without stretching the party budget. Even better, you can celebrate your rock steady relationship without the authority of the  government. Are you ready? Here are some examples of  wedding scripts for your anniversary event.

8 • Rich and shared history

Your anniversary party is an excellent time to party with all the generations of the family. Together you can look back on your rich, shared interests, activities, hobbies and history. Celebrate sweet memories and keep love flowing. Ask a close friend to perform your non-binding marriage ceremony.

9 • Family dynamics

With the above in mind a reaffirmation marriage ceremony does not require a license or legal paperwork. Officiate your ceremony with a family member or mutual friend. Script a personal recount of your happy married life. Otherwise, a storytelling celebrant can give you specific advice and  wordings for your renewal of vows.

wedding anniversary man surprising woman10 • Wedding anniversary collage 

With the above in mind, collect non-cheesy readings, poems, symbols or words to help design an unforgettable celebration. For instance pictures and signage will symbolize and characterize the look and feel of your wedding anniversary party. Loved ones input like providing you with memorabilia, photos, items or anecdotes make the event extra special.

11. Wedding anniversary brainstorm

Nothing beats your wedding anniversary celebrations. A good brainstorming session will help. Get together with close family and mutual friends to discuss the day. Sketch out your ideas on paper. Make a wedding anniversary party checklist. So, create an itinerary of memorable items [like photos] items that guests will remember.

12 • Wedding anniversary abroad

Let’s be honest, you can relive your wedding day again. So, anything goes – within reason. Book a destination wedding and capture new memories to add to your album of life. By publicly declaring and expressing your strong bond to each other abroad, highlights your love for one another.

 family and friends dressed in white at the table

Wedding anniversary – bonus tip

Finally, what is your unique and remarkable love story? Your anniversary celebrations, family, friends and a celebrant help you highlight your incredible life together. Infuse your personalities into the symbolic wedding vows ceremony include fun anecdotes, heartfelt feelings and love poems. Don’t forget live music entertainment. Everyone will delight in your stories and surprises.

 couple dressed in white walking in a park during their tin wedding anniversary celebrations

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About Clover Jean: I'm a Londoner based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Being a specialist celebrant | marriage officiant | wedding ceremonies MC with a gospel & soul choir is rewarding work. So, my guilty pleasures are fine dining, travel hotspots and on-line retail therapy. What's yours? Get in touch, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE & see you soon!

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