Post # 1
so…………..I am ashamed to say… I watch Basketball Wives lol I even started watching Basketball Wives LA (comes on VH1 if you are interested.. lots-o-drama) and one of the wives stated that they get married every year! Though many may find that strange.. she did say something that made a lot of sense.. ‘if you are always planning a wedding you don’t have time to plan a divorce’ –not that if you are not having a wedding that you will for sure get divorced but I thought that it was a nice thing to set aside a day every year to renew the meaning of your vows. So check this out, I asked Fiance if he would marry me every year. He said yes! lol We (and I know this totally sounds nuts but we are going to do it anyways :-p ) are going to have a wedding ceremony every year! We travel a lot so we are thinking that we can get married in a different country/culture every year. It won’t be a big blow out party like the first obviously and I don’t expect to have a bridal party apart from my daughter but it would sure make for a nice tradition. Anyone else up for something like this? Maybe not to this extent…but similar?
Post # 3
My first thought was, “Man, that would be exhausting!” But if you have the means and the motivation, go for it!
Post # 4
@Mrs Grape: lol yea I hear ya! But we are not thinking anything too serious.. just a dress and saying vows to eachother in different places. No guests, no bridal party, no reception. Just prob dinner or lunch at a restaurant or even home depending on where we are getting married/renewing our vows.
Post # 5
I actually like this idea, but would it like actually be getting a marriage license? Or just a renewing of your marriage?
Post # 6
i think thats brilliant! especially the whole concept of doing it in different countries and cultures:)
Post # 7
I love this idea! I had actually already discussed something very similar with my fiance. I feel like this first time through it’s turning into a big drama with family and friends and their demands and I didn’t feel like it wasn’t about us anymore. I told him that it would be nice to visit different places on our anniversary every year and have a vow renewal. I want our first destination to be Paris, France and I already picked out the gown. I think it’s very European and I love it.
Post # 8
Seal and Heidi Klum do this every year. Or rather they have a GIANT party with a different theme every year on their anniversary as a renewel of their marriage vows.
Post # 9
to be honest i think it sounds kinda needy and attention seeking – i mean its nice to spend time together and talk about whats important about eachother and our relationship but i dont need something formal or expensive to make it any more important
Post # 10
@Carolyn72: just renewing vows kinda deal
@sunshine_kar: we just figured we would be taking a couple trips a year, why not!
@Cotton: haha! awesome! Fiance and I were considering eloping in Paris and foregoing the big wedding the first time around. Then we figured we would only have to do this once lol
@Lady Baker: seriously?! thats awesome! Ofcorse.. ours would be on a microscopic scale lol
@eloping: seeking whos attention? My FI’s and my daughters? lol Because they will be the only ones there.
Post # 11
MOST of AMERICA can not afford to do something like this every year, it makes sense for people with millions of dollars to WASTE. It sound tedious and waste of time and good money. They spend all that money just for the husbands to cheat and buy off the wives with houses and cars.
Post # 12
- Wedding: November 2011 - Neverland Farms
It sounds to me like a different way of viewing your anniversary. I think most people do something nice for their anniversary…maybe not to the extent of having a ceremony every year, but kinda the same concept. I like the quote you pointed out, but I’d personally reword it to say, ‘If you are always planning your marriage you don’t have time to plan a divorce’ Maybe planning isn’t a great word, but working on your marriage. I can’t wait to be married and celebrate lots of anniversaries!
Post # 13
I watch BBWLA to… Personally, I can’t be bothered to that every year. Maybe every 5 years, 10 years or something like that. What other people decide to do, more power to them, it doesn’t affect my life anyway.
Post # 14
Seems over the top to me – having vow renewals on like your 25th or 50th anniversary is sweet, having them every year seems like it would just eventually take all the specialness away from it. And the reasoning that you don’t have time for a divorce is you’re always planning a wedding is just…ugh.
I also think the fact that Seal and Heidi Klum and a couple from Basketball Wives does this is reason enough to NOT do it, is that just me? Personally that’s one of those things where I’ve always been like, “Man, celebrities are weird. What a freaking waste of money.”
Post # 15
@Wonderstruck: And the reasoning that you don’t have time for a divorce is you’re always planning a wedding is just…ugh.
Exactly. Just be honest, “I”m self centered” “I really like parties” “I love spending money”, but that divorce excuse…lame.
Post # 16
@MrsNeutrino: I watch BBWLA too! hahahaha and I thought that it was sorta intresting when Jackie said that her and her husband gets married every year. LOL I was like wait huh?? hahaha. It definitely sounds like a nice idea but I dont think that I would be up for the challenge mentally and emotionally. To tell you the truth I would probaly get bored with the whole idea of it. Im definitely going to try to renew our vows on our first anniversary and every other year after that. =)