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From: Tooman
Response: Because a vow renewal ceremony is symbolic and not legal, you have great flexibility in what you do. The only necessary part of the ceremony is the exchange of vows. You dont do a ring exchange unless you will receive a new ring, though you might ask a minister to bless the rings. Your father can walk you in, but the question of who presents you for marriage is omitted since you are already married. You do not have bridesmaids and groomsmen since you are not a bride and groom, though if you had witnesses at your wedding, they might stand with you again. If you have children, they can be included.

The ceremony can be performed by anyone, including a father, grandfather, friend, etc. or your omit an officiant and simply recite your vows to one another.

I have had couples who combined their vow renewal with a family picnic and those who have had a special ceremony and the wife wore an evening gown or a cocktail dress. Do whatever you feel comfortable doing and can afford to do.

For the reception, you should do something for your guests, but it can be as simple as serving cake and punch or you can have a dinner and dancing. Again, it is up to you.

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