(Closed) Does a vow renewal have to be your actual wedding date?

posted 6 years ago in Vow Renewals
Post # 2
1641 posts
Bumble bee

I think you can renew your vows whenever you want 🙂

Post # 3
30388 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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justvonne:  It can be anytime. Ideally, it is a private event between the couple.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

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justvonne:  Nope. What are you worried might happen if you do it on a different date?

Post # 6
1619 posts
Bumble bee

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
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justvonne:  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!! 

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 10 months ago by cptrump.
Post # 8
49 posts
  • Wedding: April 2016

Nothing has to be anything.   There are no rules.  Just do what makes you happy.

Post # 9
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2007 - City, State

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justvonne:  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
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

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
721 posts
Busy bee

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!


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