(Closed) Had to cancel Vow Renewal

posted 4 years ago in Vow Renewals
Post # 2
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I don’t think so, plus 10 years is a good time for a vow renewal. Celebration of love and a decade of marriage. 

Post # 3
4905 posts
Honey bee

Honestly, I think 10 year is far more appropriate and less desperate looking (if you wanted to label a vow renewal desperate) than 8 years.  I think most people tend to wait for big anniversaries ending in -0 or -5 (20, 25, 30) and would probably find one at 8 years odd in the first place. 

However, you should also be prepared for the fact that everyone is going to have something going on in their lives.  In two years, different family members may be getting married, or the just married (or not married) folks may be preparing for a baby and unable to travel, or someone else will buy some property or have financial troubles or there may be a graduation or what have you.  At a certain point, you need to just plan the event, hope for the best, and celebrate with those who can make it instead of constantly changing for others.  I think more people will likely make an effort for a renewal at a more numerically significant anniversary like 10 instead of 8 though.  Also, were you planning to get married in WY or in CA?  Because you may have difficulties coordinating such an event if everyone has to travel to you whether it’s at 8 years or 10 years.  Truthfully, I might travel for a vow renewal at like 25+ years, but probably wouldn’t for less than that unless it just so happens to already fit in with vacation plans.

Post # 4
3228 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I like the idea of a 10 year vow renewal. Plenty of time!

Post # 5
3802 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

10 years is better! A decade is a real milestone whereas 8 is a slightly random number.

Post # 7
7966 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I agree that 10 years is a better idea anyway. But I also agree that people will always have things going on, and it is likely that a wedding or graduation or other event will trump a vow renewal for many people. I think you and your DH should plan what you want for the two of you – maybe a romantic trip with a vow renewal during it? It is just hard to get people on a plane for what would essentially be an anniversary party.

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