- 4 years ago
- Wedding: December 2016
I have been a long time lurker and finally decided to create an account! My husband and I plan to renew our vows in 2 years, on our 5 year wedding anniversary. We had an amazing wedding when we got married (from everyone elses stand point) but so much went wrong leading up to, and following, and we have gone through so much that we both really want to just have an intimate and amazing vow renewal that focuses on us and our love.
I know we have a while before our date, but I figured why not at least gather some ideas! We really don’t plan on doing anything extravagant, other than dressing the part, and just sticking to the two of us + a photographer after the ceremony. We may change our minds and do something small with close friends and family, but really haven’t decided yet.
When we got married I had settled on a dress that I didn’t love that was pushed on me by someone else, which of course is something most of us never want. Other than that though, so much happened after the wedding with my mother’s health, my health declined, his grandfather passed, I lost really close friends, and the list goes on. The day of the wedding we hardly even spoke to each other as we were to focused on our far from out of town guests on each sides of our family. We also didn’t hire a professional photographer (stupid I know) so we didn’t get very good pictures of our day. The honeymoon included family drama that was dragged out, as well as my declining health issues so it was all basically snowballing out of control at that point.
A little jumbled reasoning, but basically although that was the best day of my life because I married the man of my dreams, we want to re-do something that focuses just on the two of us. 🙂 We both want to dress up and get exactly what we want, have a private moment to renew our vows to each other (and write our own this time), and to be able to get really good pictures as well to capture the new moments and kind of make this all a new start.
I’m super excited to get started on planning! I’m sure it will be WAY less stressful than planning a full wedding by myself like I did the first time! LOL
Have any of you Bee’s done a vow renewal in a similar way? If not I’d still love to hear what you did for yours and when! Looking forward to posting and becoming a part of the hive!! 🙂