record title* to:
Golden Wedding Vow Renewal sets world record in Bucharest
Wedding Vow Renewal set world record in Bucharest
[July 7] BUCHAREST, Romania-- 305 couples who are married for more
than 50 years were reunited today in Bucharest for their wedding
vow renewal and set a new world record for the largest wedding vow
(click here to
This new world record will be featured in our next
edition of Book of Records.
"The Golden Marriage" - a Romanian tradition
to celebrate those who are married for more than 50 years- was hosted
by the Bucharest's Second District City Hall Mayor Neculai Ontanu.
"We hope to hear from you, those who succeed
living together so many happy years, the Secret of a happy and long
marriage" said mayor Ontanu. "During a time of dramatic
changes, we still have same universal values: love, understanding,
care for others, loving children, the power to forget and understand
and go forward, always, with love."
The "Golden Marriage" celebration was
joined in by more than 1,000 guests. The official ceremony included
a religious service, messages from high respected artists, film
directors and the mother of Romanian Prime Minister.
After the wedding vow renewal, the 305
pairs were offered a champagne reception by the mayor Ontanu and
the possibility to attend as special guests some of the 91 new marriage
Renewing wedding vows is not a legal, religious
or civil action, so proof of marriage is strictly for the record-book
All the 305 pairs were offered Certificates of wedding vow renewal
and their guests got also attending certificates. The mayor has
to get one from the World Record Academy, too for this new world
The previous world record was set in March of 2002 by Orlando Harley
Davidson with 234 couples that traveled from 30 different states
and 6 different countries to participate in the event.
next world record attempt for the largest wedding vow renewal
will be hosted by the organizers of Pittsburgh's 250th anniversary
celebration next year, on the weekend before Valentine's Day: Sunday,
They hope to attract 1,000 couples to a
nondenominational ceremony at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland and
get the city into the Book of World Records.
official list of 305 couples (pdf file)
photos, click here
*World Record Academy's rules for this type of record
To break this record, you need to:
# accept only pairs which have been married at that particular municipal
# each couple have at least a 5 years-long marriage; there is no
point to "renew" your marriage after 1 day or so...
# according to the marriages certificates, the total "marriages
years" will be obtained by adding the number of years of all
Example (for this record):
305 couples x 50 years-long marriage/each =15,250 years