Vow Renewal Vendors You Didn't Know You Needed

Make your vow renewal even more meaningful with these special touches!

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Photo: Carly Tumen

A live artist. "Wedding vow renewals are a special occasion that celebrates the love and commitment between two individuals. To make this event even more memorable, consider hiring a live artist to capture the essence of your ceremony on canvas. While photographs freeze moments in time, a live painter captures the energy and emotions of the event as it unfolds. They have the ability to depict not only what is seen but also what is felt. The strokes of their brush convey the laughter shared during speeches or the tears shed during vows in ways that photographs cannot replicate. Moreover, paintings have an enduring quality that surpasses photographs' transience. A painting becomes an heirloom piece that can be passed down through generations, preserving not just memories but also artistry for years to come. Every time you look at it, you will be transported back to that magical day when you renewed your vows. As they paint, the celebrating couple and those in attendance can watch their masterpiece come to life, creating an interactive experience that adds an extra layer of entertainment to your celebration.

It's a two-for-one: a lasting memory for the future, and a spectacle for those in the moment. In addition, hiring a live artist supports local talent and encourages creativity within the community. By choosing this option, you are not only adding value to your own event but also contributing to the growth and appreciation of art as an essential part of our culture. Their ability to capture the essence of such an important moment is unparalleled. So why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary?" —Spencer-Grace Hiday, Lead Painter, Spencer Grace Art

A content creator. "Vow renewals are a beautiful way to celebrate your commitment to one another in the present moment and revitalize the love for one another in a modern way. One way to make your vow renewal more sentimental is to lean into modern wedding trends, such as wedding content creation. A content creator helps to capture the candid and genuine moments of your wedding day by providing you with a microcosm of pieces of your wedding day, often with hundreds of short unedited videos and photos to enjoy the next day often delivered in iCloud or Google Drive within hours after your wedding day. You can fully be present and don’t have to worry about taking a quick photo on your phone to have for later, and be comforted by the fact that you’ve hired a professional who’s got you. They also specialize in content creation such as editing videos into Instagram Reels or Tiktok videos, which is a wonderful way to share your renewed love for one another across your digitally-based social community." —Hanna Mitchell, Founder, Confetti Clip Social

Expertly-written vows. "The very nature of a Vow Renewal is sentimental. You are reaffirming your promise and commitment to each other as you continue into this next season of your relationship. Since you are already legally married, your spoken vows are the core of the celebration so why not make them as memorable and meaningful as possible? Through my experience as a publishing professional and writing coach, my expertise is in helping to identify the heart and message of a story and assisting in helping others to write and deliver that message. When it comes to wedding vows and wedding vow renewal, utilizing my Tie the Knot Methodology, I can assist in helping you tell your love story that is just as unique and special as your relationship. One that honors your past, celebrates where you are in the present, and sets the stage for continued love and happiness for the future." —Jessica Reino, Owner, Forget Me Knot Wedding Speeches and Creator of Tie the Knot Methodology

A destination setting. “Choosing to renew your vows in a destination location will make for a truly unique and unforgettable experience! Taking a getaway to a new location, toes in the sand, what could be better? A few of our favorite vendors that help make it a memorable experience is a local band specific to the culturea of the destination, a unique underwater photoshoot, a private chef to host a sunset beachfront dinner, and choosing a historic venue that tells a story of its own." —Shermain Jeremy, Romance Lead & Events Manager, The Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority

Nice attire for the groom. "While vow renewals are often a more lowkey event than a wedding, there's no reason to downplay the importance of the fashion. Your vow renewal is the perfect time to go all out for your attire. Whether you opt for something classic to pay homage to your original attire, like a traditional black tuxedo, or something modern for an updated twist, like a hunter green or burgundy suit, you can't go wrong with dressing sharp for this occasion." —Jason Jackson, COO, Generation Tux

A wedding gown preservationist. "People often go all out for their initial wedding but tend to not consider how many personal, sentimental moments can be incorporated into a vow renewal celebration. Consider getting your vow renewal gown preserved afterwards — it would be perfect to be able to have both your original wedding gown and your vow renewal gown both preserved to be able to hang on to those cherished memories for decades and even centuries to come. You won't regret having this special memento from your vow renewal as another timeless testament of your love together!" —Leah R. McCoy, President, Wedding Gown Preservation Kit