(Closed) Are you considered a "newlywed" after a vow renewal ceremony?

posted 6 years ago in Vow Renewals
  • poll: Are you considered a "newlywed" after a vow renewal ceremony?
    Yes : (4 votes)
    3 %
    No : (127 votes)
    97 %
  • Post # 3
    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    What?! Hell no.

    Post # 5
    1626 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    No, but if they want to say it as a cute way of just being excited about their vow renewal then whatever.  But actually, they’ve only been married 9 months anyway? I’d probably still consider them newlyweds even without the renewal. I usually use that term for the first year of marriage. But to each their own, I don’t think its a hard and fast rule.

    Post # 6
    663 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I voted no, but if they’ve been married for only 9 months I’d still consider then newlyweds. Just my opinion.

    Post # 7
    583 posts
    Busy bee

    I voted no because vow renewals do not make someone newlyweds, but you are a newlywed for 1 year after your *original* wedding.

    Post # 8
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I say not as a direct result of the vow renewal, but I always think “newlyweds” is for the first year, so by fact that they’ve only been married nine months I’d say they still qualify.  Not enough to turn your birthday trip into a honeymoon though 🙂

    Post # 9
    4324 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    Technically, they ARE newlyweds still, regardless of the vow renewal. But if in 20 years they do it again and say it, that would get annoying.

    Post # 10
    1686 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I figure anything less than a year is “newlywed.” I don’t have any official reason to think this, just a personal opinion. 

    Maybe if they just had a small civil marriage before, this felt like their “real” wedding to them?

    Sorry they were so annoying to you. I think sometimes people forget that other people get tired of hearing about their marital status all the time.  

    Post # 11
    1185 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Yes, but only because they had been married less than one year.

    Post # 12
    1430 posts
    Bumble bee

    I voted no because usually vow renewals are after a couple has been married for some time. If they have only been married 9 month though then I would consider then newlyweds still. I think there was a poll her awhile back about how long your a newlywed and most people consider you to be one your 1st year of marriage.

    Post # 13
    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @mocoko:  I voted no, but I do consider someone a newlywed until their first anniversary. But in general they are not newlyweds after a vow renewal typically unless it is within the first year. 

    Post # 14
    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Normally I would say no. But in this situation it seems they had a court marriage and then considered this later ceremony their wedding. And since its only been 9 months. I think its okay for them to use that term. They were obviously really excited. Wouldn’t have bothered me.

    Post # 15
    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Sorry but they only reason they had the Hawaiian vow renewal was for attention.

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