How to Decorate for a Vow Renewal Ceremony

Don’t know how to decorate a space for a vow renewal? Our experts at Zola can help! Read on to discover more.

By Ruksana Hussein

Vow Renewal Ceremony Decorations
Photo by Chensley Photography

As special as your wedding celebration was, your vow renewal ceremony is an equally memorable occasion. And whether you choose to spend it solely with your partner, with some close family members. or with a larger group of friends, there are several ways to decorate the venue to make this a moment you will always remember. Here’s how to make it an outstanding affair you’ll always hold close to your heart.

Focus on Color

Theme your entire vow renewal ceremony with colors that hold special meaning for you and your spouse. A valentine-themed party warrants red flowers and perfumed candles, while a royal theme could include purple and gold embellishments.

Mark It With Visuals

Use photographs from your wedding day to decorate your home, garden or other special venue. You can affix each special snapshot to streamers hanging along windows, or place them in photo books for guests to sign their wishes.

Light It Up

Use accent lights and LED fairy lights to create focal points that lead guests to special areas like your vow renewal spot, the guest book, the dance floor, and the food and drink stations.

Invite Nature In

Ideas For Vow Renewal Decorations | Zola Photo Credit // Chensley Photography

Use your surroundings as inspiration to decorate the space. Consider buckets of wildflowers at your ceremony, seasonal fruits and flowers in centerpieces, and a few potted plants at the entryway to our venue.

Focus on Food

Your celebration cake and other dessert items, like party cupcakes, cookies, or chocolate carousels, can also serve as décor to enhance the ambiance and serve as props for the day’s special photos.

Beach Vibes Aplenty

For an oceanside vow renewal ceremony, set the mood by lighting up your venue with tiki torches. Chinese lanterns can also add extra color and character to the theme, plus make for great photos, too.

Photo Opps A-Flowing

When you plan a seaside vow renewal, there’s no shortage of beautiful backdrops. But consider a sand and seashells photo frame as a photo booth idea. Alternatively, you can try a wreath of twigs and shells.

Surprise Elements

Chocolates shaped like shells, salt and pepper shakers in the shape of sea life, or votive candles that symbolize the life celebrated in this moment are splendid decor pieces to leave on each table.

Bring It Inland

For a venue with a lake or river backdrop, choose wooden chairs and tables for your party with the colors of the woods as inspiration for table names.

Cruise With Your Crew

Nautical-themed decor on an all-inclusive cruise can feature navy blue and white hues with sailor knot ropes, fish net table runners, anchor shaped centerpieces, and little sailboat favors as keepsakes.

Head to the Vineyards

The romantic feel of a wine-centric vow renewal celebration can’t be beat. On tables, bring together wine bottles and fresh fruit surrounded by chocolate, cheese, and charcuterie boards. And don’t forget the rustic charm of wooden barrels and floral arches.

Find a Historic Mansion

Build on the history of a local heritage venue. Have fun with all the elements, such as antique furniture to match that era, porcelain dinnerware for a themed meal, and elegant floral arrangements aligned with the look and feel of the property.

Plan a Destination Getaway

Whether you choose a working ranch, an old castle, a spa and resort, or the city courthouse, you can incorporate local wedding decor to your venue. Bring a few personal keepsakes to tie everything together and share the milestone moment with everyone.

Recreate Your Wedding Day

For many, the only way to renew their vows is to recreate the special moment and this time with new family members and friends in tow. Add a few elements from the years that have passed by to the existing decor from your wedding day.

Your vow renewal ceremony is a celebration of your life with your spouse. Make it unique in your own way to symbolize all that you have experienced together and everything you look forward to as a couple. While it may not be to the extravagant scale of your wedding itself, your vow renewal ceremony is the perfect way to reminisce about the special bond you both share that only grows stronger with time.

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