(Closed) Do people actually attend destination vow renewals?

posted 8 years ago in Vow Renewals
Post # 3
10355 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Maybe you should wait….8 years? And ask the question again?

I likely would not. I might make an exception for a close family member if we didn’t already have vacation plans that year. I’m not a huge fan of vow renewals in general, though. You’ve already promised the vows. Did they suddenly expire and need to be resaid?

Post # 4
6262 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I probably would if I was close to the person and had the time off, but I looove Caribbean vacations and can afford it, so I’m probably the exception and not the rule

Post # 5
9050 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t think I’d make a point to attend.  If they happened to be going somewhere I wanted to go at a time that was convenient… maybe.  But I wouldn’t bend over backwards to attend.

Post # 6
1309 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Keep in mind, a vow renewal is not another wedding. It would really be for just the two of you. So even if you had it at home, you wouldn’t get a lot of people to come.

You could throw a big 10 year anniversary party instead. Although to be honest I would think it a little funny to be invited to a 10 year party! A decade is an accomplishment I suppose but not a very big one. Most people hold off on the big parties until more signfiicant annivesaries – 25, 30, 40, 50 years and up. You could include the vow renewal as part of the 25th anniversary party. I always think that is kind of cute.


Post # 7
1837 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I probably wouldn’t.

Post # 8
4044 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would! I love an excuse to travel, but on my own, FH and I really don’t ever go on vacation. So this would be a fun *excuse* to travel somewhere nice. Kind of like a family reunion in a fun place.

Post # 9
6111 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think a 10 year celebration with immediate family invited to a destination vacation would be awesome!  I think you’d have to plug it more as a vacation for the family – a family reunion with your 10 year celebration tacked on.

Post # 11
2390 posts
Buzzing bee

I think it’s totally reasonable, but I would only expect a crowd of 10-20. 

Post # 12
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think it’s really hard to base this answer on anyone else’s experiences. It all depends on your friends and family, their finances, and how you announce the event.

In my social circle, a 10-year anniversary/vow renewal/whatever to the Caribbean wouldn’t be overly popular, for a couple of reasons, but mainly because the cost of the trip would be more than what most would be willing to spend to attend “someone else’s party” even if it meant they could have a nice tropical vacation at the same time. But if we had the same party/reception/whatever in Chicago or New Orleans, we’d have a huge crowd.

Post # 13
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

For 10 years, no. If it was my 90 year old grandparents who decided to do something for their 70th that’s a different story.

Post # 15
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

YSQueen… I think you should do whatever you want, if you want to renew your vows then do it! your true friends and family will be there with smiles on it. no matter how long you have been married. Enjoy planning

Post # 16
3665 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@YSQueen:  Let’s see:


1) you are already married

2) you want me to spend hundreds of dollars

3) go to a place I’m not interested in seeing

4) use vacation time to go there, precious vacaiton time

No, sorry, I would not attend.

But that said, I don’t understand why anyone attends regular Caribbean & Florida weddings that lots of people have. I like travel but see, *I* want to pick the places I travel to.

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