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A renewal of vows ceremony is for any married couple who wish to renew their marriage vows in a unique and personal way.

Often the ceremony is associated with a special wedding anniversary, such as the 10th, 20th or 40th, but it is appropriate for couples at any stage in their marriage. Many couples who get married abroad choose to renew their marriage vows in a special event held for family and friends on their return.

You can arrange a renewal of marriage vows ceremony no matter your age or how long you have been married. It does not matter if you do not live in the area where you want your ceremony.

The ceremony may contain a number of sections:

  • introduction and welcome
  • acknowledgment 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 guest
  • further readings
  • signing of certificate
  • witnesses
  • closing words

The ceremony has no legal status, and is not legally binding on those who participate. It can be held at the Burns Monument Centre or at any venue agreed between the couple, Senior Registrar and the venue owner.

Contact Information


Registration Services
Burns Monument Centre
Kay Park, Kilmarnock
Telephone: 01563 576695
Telephone: 01563 576696