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Where to Renew Your Vows in 2012: Expert Advice & Deals

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Love is in the air today and what could be more romantic than planning a trip to say “I do” again?  Destination wedding expert and romantic travel contributor Kimberly Richmond shares some new ideas for vow renewal.

Couples celebrating a milestone anniversary, or those wishing to show the world that they’d do it all over again, often choose to renew their vows. This increasingly popular trend can be reinvigorating for the relationship and is also something beautiful for your children and grandchildren to witness.

Wedding vow renewal ceremonies can be as large, or small and as creative and personal as you want them to be. So whether you’re observing an anniversary, looking for a romantic getaway or finally having the wedding of your dreams, I’ve got some tips about how (and where) to commemorate your years together.

Small-Scale Adult Ceremonies

For an intimate celebration with a small, adults-only group, I recommend the Renewal of Vows Package at Sandals. The package includes a pre-planning vow renewal consultant, an officiant, an elegant reception for eight, a two-tiered wedding cake and a wedding gift from Sandals Resorts. Couples may also select a specialized Martha Stewart theme for an additional cost. Sandals makes it easy for couples to say “I do again”  at any of their locations in Jamaica, St. Lucia, Antigua and the Bahamas.

I Do Just for Two

For an even more intimate setting, escape to the charming village of Highlands, tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The Old Edwards Inn and Spa gets my vote for a romantic, vow renewal getaway for two. Their Vow Renewal and Elopement Package oozes with romance with luxury accommodations for two nights, breakfast in bed each morning, rose petal turn-down service on the night of your ceremony, a three-course dinner, a bottle of champagne and a 50-minute couples’ massage. Old Edwards Inn is known for their exceptional amenities ranging from an outdoor heated mineral pool, a world-class spa, 24-hour butler service, heated tile bathroom floors and fine Italian linens.