- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
I have gotten grief for some of my choices, but I don’t care, I am doing what is right for me, and what is right for my family and circle of friends. My husband and I are planning our 20 year vow renewal/and reception in the same park we got married at… But since its an afternoon party, we are doing a few non conventional things…
No DJ – just a memory stick on a boom Box with good music playing and an option to dance. We are doing Games instead. Bad mitton, volleyball, ping pong, horse shoes, cornhole, etc… Maybe even beer pong.
Even though its a vow renewal, i am wearing a wedding dress, maybe a veil… not sure yet.
Husband and I will be decorating the venue ourselves, Probably a couple of friends will pitch in. But I want my vision to come to life
We will be allowing guests to mingle, drink, and eat before the Vow Renewal.
We are NOT sending Save the dates, when we got married in 1993, there were no such thing, so I certainly don’t see the need for them now, especially with Facebook, email, and so many other ways to keep people in the loop. But we will send out invitations early enough for people to plan accordingly, even out of towners.
Not having my hair and make up professionaly done, unless I can find someone to do it for free. I want to look like me:)
yep! having port a jons, waiting on quotes for some pretty potty type trailers, but if its unaffordable, I am going to have just the regular blue ones with a sign by them saying “You can take us out of the Ghetto, but you can’t take the Ghetto out of us” (we have had some REALLLLLY bad financial times, this will be a celebration of richer/poorer) Plus, we are only expecting 50-100 ppl, and 3 portapotties should be enough and htey wont be as gross as going to coachella or something.
This is a celebration of our wedding vows… Richer/poorer CHECK, sickness/health CHECK (i have been really sick the past few years, but much better now), goodtimes/bad CHECK… It’s just been crazy, so what others see as “tacky” has proven effective for us over the years. We are thankful and can’t wait to celebrate this milestone with our old friends, new friends, old family, new family.
NO seating chart (we are all friends and family, take a seat, not a side)
Our eldest 2 kids, are saying their own “vows” or well wishes for us, as are their significant others. And our youngest (who has Aspergers and has a hard time speaking in public) will be walking me down the aisle. At our original ceremony, my eldest was 7 and gave me away.
Some conventional things we ARE doing:
he is not seeing my dress, until I do the walk.
wedding vows (tradtional AND writing our own)
I will be wearing a wedding gown
Invitations & RSVPs
Anyhow, I am wondering if there are any other VR “brides” out there, or even 1st time brides out there having a less than conventional ceremony? Do tell!
And if you think I’m tacky, I don’t care, you’re not invited 😛 hehe.