Post # 1
So I am looking for some honest opinions, aside from my husband and family. I won’t bore everyone with the lengthy story, but here are the basics: we decided to do a destination wedding so we could enjoy a long weekend, or up to a week with our guests, I planned for 2 years and was so excited. 2 days before the wedding I got salmonella poisoning at the resort. I was in bed the whole day of our rehearsal dinner and could only make it through 1/2 of the dinner itself. I saw the resort Dr that night and got antibiotics and some other meds. I felt miserable the day of the wedding. I tried to make the best of it and tried to enjoy but I was very dehydrated and couldn’t eat or drink anything other than gatorade. I was in bed the 2 days following the wedding. The resort is giving us a free trip back next yr for our anniversary because of the salmonella. I really feel like I lost out on enjoying the whole wedding. I am considering doing a vow renewal for our 1 year anniversary while we are back at the resort. Just the 2 of us. What do you guys think?
Post # 3
@Emmy11386: I think considering you had a bad time the first time around, it would be nice! Also, because you aren’t actually doing it publicly, it’s better. If you were planning a whole second wedding, inviting a big guest list, I would think one year in would be silly, but because it is just the two of you, I think it will be special!
Post # 4
not crazy. do it expeciailly if the resort is giving you a free pass to come back
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
Because of the circumstances and because it’s going to be the two of you, I think it’s not a crazy idea at all! If you were going all out, then no, but in your case, absolutely yes, do it!
Post # 6
What a great idea! Post pics if you decided to do it:)
Post # 7
I think it’s a greta idea, sounds like you don’t have the best memories from the first time round so hopefully you will create some new memories you can look back on more fondly.
Post # 8
I don’t think there is a need to renew something without an expiration date. But if you want to do something private, then it won’t impact anyone at all.
To me the more you do something the less special each one becomes. But that is just me.
Post # 9
I know if it were me… I’d want a do over. And I think it would give you closure on your bad experience, and give you some control over it. Ultimately I think that’s what you want, and I don’t think anyone would think badly considering what happened, especially if they are giving you a free trip back… though I’d be mentioning it to every staff member at the resort the entire time so you really got a good treatment and got the most bang for your buck haha (and properly cooked food this time around). I say if it’s what you want.. go for it!
Post # 10
When I first saw your heading I thought you were crazy. Now that I’ve read your post I think it’s a great idea!!! Sorry you were so sick on your wedding day.
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn
just reading the title of your post i though yes – HOWEVER, reading your story as to why you want to renew i think it is a wonderful idea!! its such a shame that you were poorly for your wedding day – you should DEFINATELY do it!! LOVELY idea for it just to be the 2 of you too!!! go for it!
Post # 12
@Emmy11386: Sounds so romantic and because of your circumstances, I think you should totally do the vow renewal! 🙂
Post # 13
I think it would be great! As long as it’s not a big, public show I don’t see anything wrong with doing a one year vow renewal.
Post # 14
@Emmy11386: I think that sounds really nice. Inviting guests etc would be over the top, but I think the two of you deserve a do-over. I’d be a bit wary of the food though!!!
Post # 15
I definitely would! Sorry to hear you got sick on your wedding, hope you enjoy your anniversary trip, though!