Question by : Do I have make my confirmation before we renew our wedding vows?
My husband and I want to renew our wedding vows/ second wedding because we didn't have a big wedding and nobody really came to our wedding. I was wondering if i had to make confrimation before we got remarried in a church?
Answer by Amy
A confirmation is more accurately called an affirmation of baptism. Since most churches baptize infants, you aren't old enough to make those faith decisions on your own, and your parents and Godparents make them for you. Then, when you are old enough, you reaffirm those promises at your Confirmation, thus taking on the decisions of faith for yourself.
Renewing your vows really has no theological standing in the church, so I doubt the minister/pastor presiding would require you to be confirmed. They might, however, suggest being confirmed if you wanted to make that affirmation anyway and become a confirmed active member of the church.
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Renewal of Wedding Vows - Milton Church - May 29th
Thanks to Vivian Wu for taking most of the photos