(Closed) Having a Vow Renewal to get the wedding I wanted in the first place?

posted 8 years ago in Vow Renewals
Post # 17
3418 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

I think it is great. You haven’t had your honeymoon yet and you can do it (the Vow renewal) and then you are already IN your honeymoon. Totally tasteful

Post # 21
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@lindseyl06:  I think this is lovely do it the way you want and enjoy! Congratulations. 

Post # 23
2633 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I love the idea. I actually thought of doing the same in the future ..and I am not married yet

Post # 24
2948 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

This is what I did and it was the best decision I ever made. I was soooo happy I did it rather than listening to everyone else talk about how dumb it was since we had only been married 5 years. DO it!

Post # 25
1084 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think it is a great idea – DH and I are renewing our vows in Hawaii this year on our 3rd wedding anniversary

Post # 26
7547 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

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@lindseyl06:  Aw I’m glad your DH is excited! 

Post # 27
23 posts

I think it’s a lovely idea :). I actually thought of doing the same in the future ..and I am not married yet

Post # 28
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@lindseyl06:  I’m in the same exact boat as you.  I wanted a Destination (preferably a cruise) wedding and due to my FI’s family’s ability to travel we are having a big (200 guest) traditional wedding that is way more expensive and stressful than I ever wanted this to be.


I’m hoping to do my dream wedding at our 5 year anniversary as we are going on a honeymoon right after the wedding.


I would strongly recommend Secret’s or Excellence resorts over Sandals.  My mother is a travel agent that specializes in these resorts and she’s had so many bad experiences with clients with Sandals that she strongly urges against it.  If you read the reviews on Trip Advisor, many of the resorts haven’t been updated and they aren’t as highly rated as some of the other resorts.


My FI’s dream honeymoon was Sandals’ St. Lucia but after comparing all 3 of those resorts to my choice of Secret’s Maroma beach not only in reviews but in price, we booked Secret’s.  For the same nights (8), in the same type of room (swim out suite), Sandals wanted over $7k which was almost $3k more than what we’re getting at Secrets for a higher rated resort.

Post # 30
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It sounds great! I am thinking about doing something similar @ 5yrs. Go for it!!

Post # 31
549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Do it!!  I’m in the same boat and a year later I still believe that not fighting harder for my already planned, already made deposits and already sent Save the dates Destination Wedding wedding instead of giving in to DH’s family is one of the biggest regrets in my life. Not one single day goes by that I don’t think about the wedding that I feel was taken away from me. The only thing that makes me feel better is the thought of a vow renewal just the two of us on a beach. DH knows that I want it bad and is onboard. So go for it!!!!

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