Why renew your vows?

posted 3 years ago in Vow Renewals
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@CurlyCue:  

What is motivating my husband and I is our terrible first wedding. So many things went wrong and my parents were very hurt that we eloped. We have been through so much in our first years of marriage and that should be celebrated. Many couples would have divorced already. 

We are having a small vow renewal of 30 guests. It will be at a lovely bed and breakfast. I am going to wear a wedding gown and my husband will wear a tux. We will also have a cake. 

All of my family and friends are very excited. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

I just want to marry my husband again 🙂

Post # 6
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317 posts
Helper bee

i adore everything about weddings–both  the deeper meaning behind them and then also the pure fun of playing with dresses, flowers, etc. so, for me it feels natural to renew our vows once every few years. right now we are not intending to have guests at our renewals–we had a wedding that all of our family and friends attended, and since most of them live far away, it feels inconsiderate to ask them to go to the trouble of traveling and attending. i would also worry about being judged as an AW if i was asking people to attend multiple fancy celebrations, whereas if we just celebrate on our own, who cares what anyone thinks!

we are tentatively planning on renewing our vows next summer to celebrate the completion of our family, so it will be just our two kids and their godparents with us. we will renew our vows in a church, where i will wear a wedding gown and veil. after that, the adults will have a fancy dinner in a private room of some restaurant, maybe with flowers. we will hire a professional photographer for portraits and for the ceremony–i want tons of pictures.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We are renewing our vows after 20 years of marriage.   Mostly because we’ve been through so much- financial ups and downs, illness, and his infidelity (which I am still trying to forgive).  Needless to say,  it was DHs idea!  I am having so much fun planning it all.  We are doing it on the beach,  inviting 50 guests, having a dinner reception at a restaurant that overlooks the ocean.  I actually have an entire weekend planned.  Of course 2017 is a ways off, so it’s really just a dream right now. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

We eloped on a weekday – our only “guest” was my best friend/MOH who also doubled as witness and photographer (with her iPhone.) We’ll be renewing our vows on our first anniversary while hosting a big “Elopeaversery” party for all our friends and family who didn’t get to come to the first one. No PPD, just food trucks and alcohol and music. It’s going to be great. We’ve been through a lot in our first 6 months of marriage, but we don’t feel like we need to renew our vows for our own sakes because we work to live them every day. Instead it’s just going to be a fun reflection on our first year of marriage, officiated by a family friend, as a way to kick off the party

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Bridey77:  read your post and reminded me of why I wanted to do a vow renewal, just because i want to marry my husband over and over again lol!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

DH and I will have been married for 13 years this summer. It will be 19 years that we first dated this month. We have been through a lot….my brother’s death in 2000 (#1 son is named after him), we almost lost #2 son in 2012 due to a severe illness (he still has some residual problems), and recently DH losing his job with a company he was employeed with for 16 years (he has since found a new job). But through it all, we have stood by and supported each other.

Renewing our vows is us recommiting to each other that whatever the future brings we will continue to be best friends and support each other. I don’t know what I would do without “my rock”. Plus it will be the beach wedding we always wanted and the fabulous honeymoon we never had.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

DH are renewing our vows after 20 years of marriage. We decided to do so because it’s only through the grace of God we’re still married. We’ve faced some trials throughout the marriage and at some points it looked like we wouldn’t make it. However, not only did we make it through, we fell back in love with each other. God is good! So we’re recommitting ourselves to each other and our marriage and vowing to stick it out for another 20 and forever!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My brother and his wife did a 5 year vow renewal bc they felt like their wedding wasn’t theirs since her mom dictated a lot. I am only married 3+ years so not yet but maybe at a later milestone 

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