"Marriage Week UK 7th-14th February"


1. Isn’t renewing marriage vows something you do when your marriage has gone badly wrong?
2. Is there a cost to taking part?
3. What about people/couples who are not married?
4. Is there a set format for re-affirming vows?

1. Isn’t renewing marriage vows something you do when your marriage has gone badly wrong?

The BIG Promise is about re-affirming, not renewing, marriage vows. Certainly some couples hold ceremonies to renew their marriage vows when they have been broken, perhaps in the same way as we would renew a broken appliance or car.  However “Re-affirming” is something we do to celebrate the importance of a promise – for example Christians have traditionally re-affirmed their baptism vows every Easter. It is a way of saying “this promise is still really important to me”!Click To Top


2. Is there a cost to taking part?

In general there will be no cost to couples taking part, though some commercial venues may wish to charge for the accompanying celebration etc. There is no charge to the venues etc participating in the events from the central Marriage Week organisation – the participating organisations are jointly funding the BIG Promise – though donations to Marriage Week will be most welcome . Each venue is free to provide its event on whatever basis it wishes, be it  commercially, with voluntary donations from participant, or entirely self-funded.Click To Top


3. What about people/couples who are not married?

The focus of the BIG Promise is on reaffirming marriage vows – so by definition only those who have already made such vows can re-affirm them. The events however will hopefully attract a wide spectrum of people, married, partnered, single etc, who wish to support and celebrate with the couples – how you include them is entirely up to you. For venues/couples taking part in the world record attempt it will be a condition of being counted that the couple has produced their Wedding Certificate to validate that they are a married couple (a GWR requirement).Click To Top


4. Is there a set format for re-affirming vows?

We will be making available a form of words which are suitable for use in both religious and secular settings, reaffirming the vows made at a wedding service. For those venues taking part in the World Record the form of words, and the timing, are a requirement of taking part. For venues not officially participating in the record we recommend this form of words but you may adapt them to suit your own requirements if you judge you need to.Click To Top

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Marriage Week UK is project of Future Way Trust. Registered Charity 1086147. Tel 0207 227 4713. 51 Romney Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3RF
Marriage Week UK is affiliated to Marriage Week International| Websites By Ricky Kalsi