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Also known as Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, the church wedding is officiated by a priest who unites the man and woman as one.
Therefore, “renewal of vows” is a ceremony in which couples renew or reaffirm their wedding vows previously made in a Catholic church.
If you previously got married through civil rites and then decide later on to tie the knot in the Catholic church, the latter is not technically considered a “renewal of vows.”
Couples who are civilly married don’t need to get married again in the church. Whether or not they want to have a more lavish church wedding is completely up to them.
After all, one record of marriage is enough.
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