Post # 1
We got married in 2008 by a JP, and recently went thought a hard rough patch in our marriage, got though it, abebe and born again Christians. We would like to do a vow renewal to reaffirm our love for each other and to invite God to be in our marriage and bless it. We have decided to buy new rings, mainly because we were too poor to buy any kinds of rings. So we bought a bridal set and a matching band for him. We are making this a small affair, about 30 people, and I am planning to use my original dress, mainly cause I still have it. Is it appropriate to have flower girls and a ring bearer? ( my kids)
Does any of this seem inappropriate or not ok? I’m not quite sure.. Also any ideas or anything that’s can make the day more special or appropriate??
Post # 3
Sorry for the spelling. My auto correct on my iPhone is stupid LOL!
Post # 4
Etiquette says if you are recreating you’re wedding day then you can have it all.
If you are getting married in a church then the clergy of the church can advise you.
If you are not recreating your wedding day. Or at a different location then your religious affiliation. Then it becomes more of a gray area. Strict etiquette gurus say no wedding dress, just a nice dress. Also no attendants, including ring bearer or flower girl. My best description is a nice but not fancy party, is the idea behind a vow renewal. More of a classy party for family and friends.
However, more modern thoughts on the subject are more flexible. They allow the bride to wear a white dress or simple wedding gown. They allow for 1 or 2 attendants in simple (not fancy) dress, knee length or simple suits. The ceremony usually isn’t over 10 to 15 minutes long and the venue is more casual.
I know that probably is more confusing than helpful, I’m sorry.