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Renewal of vows

Book an appointment to renew your vows

These are ceremonies for couples who are already legally married to each other and who wish to celebrate their marriage by renewing their vows in a special ceremony.

They are often associated with special anniversaries such as tenth, silver, ruby and gold but no significant event is necessary and they are equally appropriate and enjoyable at any time that a couple wish to celebrate their marriage. Often, when couples have married abroad, their families and friends may not have been with them and they may decide on a renewal of vows ceremony when they return home to celebrate their marriage with all those who could not be there.

Ceremonies can include:

  • introduction and welcome
  • acknowledgement of any children of the marriage
  • reading
  • renewal of vows
  • rededication of ring(s)
  • giving of new ring(s) or gift(s)
  • words from previous wedding guests
  • further reading
  • signing of certificate
  • closing words.

The ceremonies have no legal effect but souvenir certificates are presented. Ceremonies can last between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on which options are chosen and how many readings are selected and couples do not need to live in Medway to have their ceremony here.

The ceremonies are conducted by celebrants according to the choices the couple makes. They can take place at the Library Room within the register office building or at other venues licensed for ceremonies.


Find out more about how much it will cost you on the fees page.