Post # 1
Hubby and I are discussing a vow renewal in 2016 for a couple reasons.
- Our wedding was beautiful but VERY stressful and I did not enjoy the day at all. I still have a bad taste in my mouth when I think abott the day overall. I didn’t even get to have so much a drink let alone eat I was being pulled in so many directions at the reception.
- Hubby and I have had a rough year emotionally and a lot of things going on individually that we know we need to reconnect.
We are planning a vacation for next April for his birthday and we would like to renew our vows just him and I, no family like we originally wanted until my father insisted on a wedding.
Our actual wedding anniversary is September. Does a vow renewal have to fall on your wedding anniversary or can it be anytime?
Post # 2
I think you can renew your vows whenever you want 🙂
Post # 3
It can be anytime. Ideally, it is a private event between the couple.
Post # 4
Nope. What are you worried might happen if you do it on a different date?
Post # 5
Not worried. I just didn’t know if there “vow renewal” rules in regards to the date. Lol
Post # 6
Typically people have larger vow renewals for big milestone years like 25 years or 50 years. And those would fall around their anniversary date.
But if you two want to do something private then you can pretty much renew your vows whenever. You could do it tonight if you wanted.
Post # 7
My daughter married last year December 27th. It was a quick 90 second ceremony at her husband’s parents home here in PA. They did this for reasons to be stationed together sooner. He is in Iraq now and she in NYS. Both active army. Anyways..you can renew any day, time, year you like. Your official wedding date is forever…btw.. you can also have anyone renew your vows. Be a friend, stranger, neighbor…you do not have to have a pastor’s,priest, etc..hope this helps!!
Post # 8
Nothing has to be anything. There are no rules. Just do what makes you happy.
Post # 9
- Wedding: April 2007 - City, State
it definitely doesn’t need to be on your anniversary. My hubby and I are renewing ours next year for our 10 year wedding anniversary, but we are doing it about 7 months after, because we want to plan a vacation with it. Ours will just be the kids and us!
Post # 10
Do what feels right with your husband! There’s no hard rules with vow renewals.
For the record, husband and I had a beautiful civil service and reception last week, but we’re planning a church wedding for August 2018!
Post # 11
My husband and I are doing a vow renewal over the next few months and I’ve very excited. I’m picking out a dress now, and once that is all settled and we are ready we will have our day with something special like a dinner, take a few pictures and just celebrate our love. I’m not worried about a specific date, I love the idea of just doing this and being spontaneous and romantic!