(Closed) Small wedding now, big renewal later?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I would think its kind of odd to have a whole big wedding as a renewal. Typically renewals are smaller and more intimate affairs. I would have waited to have my wedding until I could afford the big wedding you want. Just my opinion though.

Post # 4
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree with PuntaCanaBride.

Post # 6
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@harleyanastasia: There is no reason you should put a hold on your life to have a more extravagant wedding. I think it would be fine to do a not so fancy one now then a “fancier” wedding in a few years when you can afford it. 

Post # 7
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think that’s fine, but if it were me, I’d do a destination vow renewal and have a lovely ceremony on some beach followed by an elegant dinner reception.

My sister is having a vow renewal for their 20th (they married at 20) and it’s going to be very elegant and a destination renewal!  I can’t wait for Vegas! 

Post # 8
877 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t see a problem with that idea if that’s what you want to do.  FI and I have discussed something similar, but we’re still having a wedding complete with all the typical things and 125+ guests.  We fell in love with a gorgeous venue in the Rocky Mountains, but the cost for food/drink alone would have been $20K (our entire wedding budget!).  But we’ve since agreed to have our 25th wedding anniversary there and invite a small group of our closest family and friends.

Post # 9
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

i think that’s a great idea!

Post # 10
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

that would be quite odd to be honest….how about a huge anniversary party??? you can have a huge reception with all the glits and glam to celebrate the longevity of ur marriage. thats what most people do what I have seen.

Post # 12
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It’s not something I would do after only 5 years, maybe 20 years. I like a PPs suggestion of doing a small renewal at a destination location that you have always wanted to go: Paris, Greece, Australia (these are places I want to go….but you get the picture Laughing)

Post # 13
645 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I agree on maybe do it for 10, 25, or 50 years… Otherwise it’s a little strange.

You may also find that you’ll have other things that are more important to spend money on in five years, like kids, a house, or a wonderful vacation.

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