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Renewal of vows

What is a renewal of marriage vows ceremony?

This ceremony is for any married couple who wish to celebrate their marriage by renewing their marriage vows in a unique and personal ceremony.

Often these ceremonies are associated with a special wedding anniversary, but the ceremony can be for couples at any stage of marriage.

The ceremony is also a great idea for couples who marry abroad in a private ceremony and want to include their family and friends in a celebration here.

Who are the Ceremonies for?

Any married couple, of any age and married for any length of time, can arrange a Civil Renewal of Marriage Vows Ceremony.

NOTE: You need to produce your marriage certificate when booking your Ceremony.

Who will conduct your Ceremony?

A celebrant will conduct your ceremony but they will not be acting in any official capacity, even if they also work as a Registrar. Celebrants are people who are trained in ceremonial skills, employed by Fife Council. For further information please speak to a Registrar using the contact details below.

Where can your Ceremony take place?


You ceremony can take place in a Registrar's Office in Fife or any place already approved for Civil Marriages. 

You may also prefer a venue of your choice within Fife, perhaps your home or garden.  The venue will require approval by the Registration Service when the ceremony is booked and each request will be considered individually.

All venues must conform to minimum health and safety regulations. Please ask us for further details or if you have any queries at all.

These Ceremonies have no legal effect and are not legally binding on those who participate. They are for couples who wish to celebrate renewing their marriage vows in a unique and personal ceremony and have no religious content.

See the 'Marriage, Civil Partnership, Naming and Renewal Fees' publication below for full information on costs. 


Registration of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships (lines open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Tel: 03451 55 00 77 Contact Registration of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships (lines open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.) online

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