Planning your destination Vow renewal
In recent years, a growing number of happily married couples have been embracing Vow renewals as a normal rite of passage. Whether to commemorate a milestone anniversary, to celebrate overcoming a difficult period in the marriage, or simply to reaffirm their love and commitment, couples are now booking fabulous vacations for destination vow renewals in both intimate and enchanting settings.
At first glance, you may liken booking a vow renewal to planning a destination wedding. However, when you really get down to the nitty-gritty details of the planning process, you will begin to notice some unique differences.
Here are a few tips on planning a memorable vow renewal celebration:
Select your format Choose from adults-only to kid-friendly resorts
The first thing to decide is whether or not you want to have an actual renewal ceremony complete with an officiant, reception, flowers, and an aisle, or if you want to host a simple, unofficial renewal of your vows, just the two of you with a tropical backdrop, and any guests you might want to bring along for the trip. You will also want to take this time to look over customized wedding packages to see what can be arranged at the all-inclusive resort of your choice since there is typically a set guest limitation built into each package.
Select your travel companions
The second decision to make when planning a destination vow renewal involves your guests. Will you invite family and friends, or would you prefer something a little more intimate? While this is a consideration when planning a destination wedding, more often than not, when it comes to a vow renewal there are likely children to consider. You may choose to make it an adults only vacation with a kid-free celebration. Or, if you are planning to bring the little ones along, be sure to look for kid-friendly resorts. Many of these resorts have exciting programs in place to keep kids occupied, while mom and dad enjoy some relaxation time.
Plan in advance
This is particularly important if you plan to have travel companions. Send out Save the Date cards well in advance so that guests have time to book vacation time off from work, arrange child care (if necessary), and start saving up for your trip. You should also inquire about any group rates that may be available at the resort.
Make sure that your destination vow renewal reflects your shared tastesGet some help from professionals
Planning an event in a location far from home comes with a unique set of challenges, no matter how grand or intimate you would like your vow renewal to be. That’s why it is essential to take advantage of the invaluable assistance you can receive from a professional destination wedding consultant.
Enjoy the occasion
Building a strong, long-lasting marriage takes a lot of hard work, so you should be extremely proud of what you have accomplished. In a way, a vow renewal celebration is even more personal than the marriage itself, since there are likely to be fewer family opinions to consider. Make sure that your destination vow renewal reflects your shared tastes, celebrates your shared life, and emphasizes your promises of forever.
Set up a consultation today with one of our travel experts
Email us at Info@travelvip.ca or Call 780-760-1244