How to renew your vows in Greece.
How to renew your vows in Greece
Vows Renewal in Greece
Marriage is valued less than it used to be. This is evidenced by the current rate of marital breakdown and the prevalence of relationships in which couples live together without the commitment necessary for marriage. Many people are frequently led to believe that marriage is perhaps not the most enjoyable privilege. Marriage is sometimes seen as an institution, it is a place in which we can enjoy the deepest of bonds of love, friendship and the adventure of life.
I hope that this post will assist you if you are considering renewing your marriage vows. It will provide some of the information which will help you make this a very special day to remember.
Vows renewal, as a service, is not a marriage service, it is the declaration of continuing love and devotion rather than a legal ceremony. Therefore the only condition placed upon those seeking this service is that they are already legally married.
Where would the service take place?
I will be pleased to discuss arrangements for a ceremony anywhere you like. This may be in a private place or a venue hired specially for the occasion or at the beach. The service may be elaborate or very simple depending upon your own preference.
Who should we invite ?
You can invite as many or few guests as you like. Some people appreciate the opportunity to invite friends whom they have not seen for some time. For some people the service will be an opportunity to be reunited with guests who were present at the original wedding. How wonderful to renew friendships with family and friends at a happy occasion. Other couples may be especially pleased to be able to include their children or grandchildren in some way. You could do printed invitations, or simply call them and tell them about the event. Depending on the size of the guest list, you may like to go out to a restaurant afterwards. You could also have a special cake!
What will we say?
You may wish to consider writing your on vows if there are sentiments which you feel would be expressed more clearly in your own words.
What should we wear?
If the service is informal then you may wish to dress casually, indeed you can wear anything which you consider appropriate. However this is a special occasion and therefore it is fitting that if you wish you should be able make a special effort. Most women will appreciate the opportunity for a new dress!
The blessing of rings.
Many couples use the same rings for the blessing, alternatively you may wish to have new ones or additional rings.
How much will it cost?
If you wish to have a simple service at the beach with just a few witnesses and the Mayor present, then the cost will be 300.00 euros. If there is a more elaborate affair planned with music, cake, a venue or a restaurant, other than service premises, then specific charges will apply.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a meaningful and memorable occasion. Whilst some people may want a more lavish affair, others will find that a quiet and intimate gathering of just a appropriate.
Please do contact me for further information. I will be pleased to help!
“The world, for me, and all the world can hold Is circled by your arms: for me there lies, Within the lights and shadows of your eyes, The only beauty that is never old.”
James Weldon Johnson