Etiquette Snob here… lol
Thankfully “the rules” on Second Weddings, Vow Renewals and the like have let up a lot in recent years.
You can make your Vow Renewal as Wedding-like as you wish… just as long as you:
1- Don’t call it a Wedding (you had one of those already)
2- Don’t have an Engagement Party, any Showers or a Bachelor / Bachelorette Party (the timeline on all those ships have sailed)
BUT other than that… you can do as you please.
Which makes them a ton of fun, and a lot less drama / trauma than many regular Family Weddings.
Mr TTR & I had a Back Home Reception for Friends & Family after our Elopement & Honeymoon. And it was fabulous !!
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Mr TTR & I Eloped to a Destination Wedding (just the 2 of us saying our Vows on the Beach)
We originally looked at Myrtle Beach… but timing changed, so we ended up marrying in Key West
GOOGLING is a great source of info… Pick a possible destination and then look on-line
ie – Getting Married in St Augustine Florida –
This should bring up info on the Marriage Licensing Rules for Florida, specifics for the Courthouse in St Augustine area, websites for Officiants, and maybe even some tourism info for the City / area itself
That will get you started.
St Augustine is lovely… and Florida is a very easy State to get married in (one of the reasons we wed there)
Other great options IMO… Myrtle Beach SC – Charleston SC – Savannah GA – and of course Southern Florida
Hope this helps,
PS… If you have more Questions.. just ask.