Post # 1
We are having a very small destination wedding for just immediate family, but we are hosting a celebration/reception for a large group of friends and family a few months later. It was suggested we could do some sort of a vow renewal at this celebration. Our wedding will be very short (maybe 5-10 minutes) with basically nothing more than our vows, so nothing would really be repeated since we would probably do different vows as we’d already be married. Would it be appropriate to have a small vow renewal ceremony at this reception? Or since it’s only a few months after the wedding would it be to weird?
Post # 3
Have you considered video taping your wedding and showing that at your reception? That way those that couldn’t be at the wedding can kind of participate in it by watching with you?
In my opinion that would be better, but that’s my opinion. If not, and you are going to renew at the reception – why not just get married at the reception event you have planned?
Post # 4
I agree with jenniferglover…if its possible!
My gf got married with just some friends out at a resort an we just taped it with our cameras (like point and shoot ones). When they got back home they had a little reception with family etc and made a slide show of all the pics and a video of their vows in between…it was really sweet.
Post # 5
We’re really not slide show people (plus don’t have a venue that would work well for any sort of slideshow without spending a lot of money) and will not have a videographer at our ceremony most likely. We only want to be married in front of immediate family. It’s very important to us to have a small ceremony because we want that kind of intimate, emotional feel on our wedding day. But we are ok with doing something different for a large group of family and friends later if they want to feel like part of our marriage. It was just something that family requested we do so they didn’t feel like they missed everything. We were also told that they would feel it was rude of us to expect people to come to a reception months later when we didn’t want them at the wedding itself, and that we should do “something” for them other than dinner and a dance. I just don’t know what that “something” should be.
Post # 6
Maybe you could write something to each other like vows and a love letter mixed together, not necessarily with an ” I Do” part but more of a showing of your love. You could also do a unity candle or sand ceremony and even have your parents or specific family members participate.
Post # 7
Do whatever you want. That isn’t weird at all! Lots of people do this.
Post # 8
Oh! I should have mentioned, we were talking vow renewal, not the whole “I do” thing again. What you are talking about is exactly what we were thinking. It sounds like this would be appropriate then?