Post # 1
I’m just curious because we recently went to a vow renewal ceremony in Hawaii (as well as for my husband’s 40th) and the couple has been married for 9 monhs prior. They got married by the courts and wanted to do something with a little more meaning while we were in Hawaii. The whole time we were there, they kept calling themselves newlyweds and after a while it just started to sound like they were doing it mostly for attention. (Not being a hater, we just mainly went for my husband’s 40th then all of a sudden they turned it into their “honeymoon”)
So my question is, if you have a vow renewal ceremony, can you considered yourself a “newlywed”?
Post # 3
… I wouldn’t say so. Then again they had ony been married for 9 months… I agree with what you said.. in they were doing it for attention.. mainly the attention they feel they missed by having a small first wedding. IDK if someone had a vow renewal years later I don’t think they should call themselves newlywed
Post # 4
@mocoko: In my opinion, no. But I also consider being married less than 1 year a newlywed. So maybe that’s why they were referring to themselves like that.
Post # 5
No, I dont think so. The word “newlywed” means newly wed as in recently.
I guess whatever floats their boats though.
Post # 6
You can call yourself whatever you want. Do I agree that they are newlyweds? No.
Post # 7
no, and that would totally annoy me!!
Post # 8
At first it was kinda cute, but after the 4th-5th time it was getting on my nerves. Thanks for feeling my pain!
Post # 9
Oh, and what made it even worse is that they’ve been together for 19 years prior to getting married. So that was even more annoying.
Post # 10
@mocoko: That definitely sounds annoying, but I’m sure they’ll knock it off soon. I certainly wouldn’t call them newlyweds, but it sounds like they’re both just attention seekings and enjoying having the stress of the vow renewal over with.