- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
Okay, so my husband and I are already married. We got married at the local courthouse where we grew up because he was supposed to be deploying to Afghanistan for a year. He ended up getting sick, not deploying as a result and so I moved to his duty station across the country. Anyway, we couldn’t get one of my sisters and my husband’s brother to the ceremony. Honestly, even though I was so happy, I really let it sink in how our families weren’t together like they should have been for this event. So, now we’re having a “marriage celebration”. I like to call it that seeing as how it’s not a wedding. The whole point is to let our entire families see us in a personal way together for the first time. It will be in Oct 2014, our 2 year anniversary, that way our family members and friends from across the country and who are service members have time to plan and save up. Now, I know it’s not a vow renewal or a wedding but I still want to sort of create a ceremony that will observe our love as well as our newly found faith in God. We’re having a reception as well. Obviously it’s not going to be a huge blowout (def no regsitry). We’ve chosen a rustic theme to keep up with the “non-formal” aspect of it all. It’s more so just a huge country gathering! All decorations will be hand-made by me and my sisters as to keep things on the cheap side. I’ll still have “wivesmaids” and my husband will have his…um..men! lol I’m still wearing a dress (nothing flashy and likely short). So basically I was wondering how to go about the ceremony. We’re not getting married, so no vows? I’m sure Matt and I will say some things to each other about how our 2 years of marriage have been, but what else could we do to make it special? Thanks for the advice!