(Closed) Unique Bride– Starting over and Already Married

posted 4 years ago in African-American
Post # 2
46402 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

NigerianHair:  I am sure your”vow renewal” and reception will be lovely.

Post # 3
2240 posts
Buzzing bee

I dont know anyone who has, but I think it’s great! It’ll be a vow renewal, which people do all the time, just amped up a bit. Congratulations!

Post # 4
2649 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

NigerianHair:  Most people that I have heard of doing this do so for military or health insurance reasons, but there are all kinds of ways and times to get married. Sounds like you are going to have a great party with your family. 

One thing is, I would be sure not to keep it from them that you are already married. If you do and they find out, they will likely be upset or feel duped for gifts or whatnot. So as long as you are up-front about it, should be fine! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
9082 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

My husband and I got married in December 2012, and had our wedding later on in June 2013. It was fantastic. We’re military and got married via JOP in our home with our parents as witnesses and we flew back home to California to have our big white wedding. It wasn’t any less special, and I didn’t have a vow renewal. Don’t let anyone bully you into calling it whatever they feel. It is what it is to you.

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Post # 8
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Just call it a celebration of your marriage. After two years it isn’t a wedding, and you aren’t a bride. I would stay away from typical “bride” things and just have a big party.

Post # 9
262 posts
Helper bee

ignore the judging about calling it a wedding. you’ll get it a lot on here.  call it whatever you want.


do you.  and congratulations. 

Post # 10
93 posts
Worker bee

Agree!! Call it whatever you want. If it is your wedding then call it a wedding haha. I have a friend who was married 5 years ago but couldn’t afford anything special so a few months ago, she had what she called a vow renewal but it was just like a relaxed wedding. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 11
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Girl, call it anything you want to call it!! People shouldnt feel like they missed out on their special day due to financial circumstances. Its attitudes like these that keep couples from tying the knot, or have them going into debt to fund something they cannot afford. I don’t understand why people make so many rules around weddings. Not everyone has mommies and daddies with open bank accounts..<br />Enjoy your special day!

Post # 12
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Not weird at all. It’s unique and awesome. I actually know a couple who’d been legally married for a year before they had their wedding ceremony and fancy reception. Their reason was that they wanted to take care of all the legal stuff first and take care of work and school commitments before they had a huge wedding. It’s a new world. Do whatever suits your life ๐Ÿ™‚ Congratulations!

Post # 13
603 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Dreams Las Mareas - Costa Rica

lol @ the ceremony name police … some of these people are too funny….

Have a great time at your  “late cause we were broke wedding”  i LOVE it!! 

Call it whatever you want ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
1985 posts
Buzzing bee

Its YOUR wedding. Call it what you want. Celebrate it how you want. And congratulations!!!

Post # 15
3320 posts
Sugar bee

NigerianHair:  My step sister was legally married for a year before her ceremony and reception for practical reasons, and I know of at least three other couples that were as well. She has always said it never made a difference in how special the day was. I also think it helped that only a few of us knew they were already married. Either way, it seems pretty common these days, and I’m sure your day will be super special no matter what!

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