Why have a vow renewal? In my opinion, there are two schools of thought. On one hand, vow renewals are perfect for married couples who want the party all over again. How many people look back at their weddings and would have done things differently the second time around, or loved every minute of their wedding day and want to recreate that feeling? On the other hand some couples, whether married one year or fifty years, want to restate original vows or promise new vows that are relevant to their marriage in its current state. The New York Times recently featured an article on vow renewals that gave insight to why the trend may be increasingly popular. In modern times, people live longer than they used to, meaning more years for couples to stick together, work things out, and "renegotiate" over the course of their marriage. Women no longer depend as much as they used to on their husbands, and come into marriage with a notion that they are equals. We expect relationships and marriage to be fair and have higher expectations. In current times, when women no longer have to make things work and divorce is common, couples who stay together bargain, sacrifice, and change together in a way that was years ago unheard of.
So who is renewing their vows? Celebrities like Heidi Klum and Seal host themed vow renewals once a year. So do Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon, who have only been married for two years and have already had two renewal ceremonies.
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