(Closed) Vow renewal for 1 year anniversary

posted 4 years ago in Vow Renewals
Post # 3
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1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I don’t think attendants are appropriate for vow renewals, but the rest of what you’re suggesting sounds reasonable.

 

Is it a possibility to host a reception sooner?  It wouldn’t be necessary, in my very humble opinion, to wait a year given that you had such an intimate wedding.  You could host a reception soon and wear your wedding apparel and whatnot if it’s feasible for you and granted you have the ability to plan.

Waiting a year works too 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

 @PeacockPrincess16:  

 

It is okay to do whatever you want. As long as your family will be supportive, that is all that matters. I would nix the attendants, but that is just me.

 

Post # 5
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1329 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think a vow renewal after a year is kind of silly. But just a wedding celebration to celebrate your anniversary sounds nice.

Post # 6
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682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@solidarity:  

I see what you are saying; vow renewals are usually saved for at least five years of marriage.

However, I don’t think calling someone’s wishes “silly” is helpful.

Not everyone is blessed enough to have the wedding they want the first time.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@PeacockPrincess16:  i honestly think it sounds like a really lovely idea. have attendants if you want, you don’t have to call them bridesmaids or groomsmen if that’s not appropriate, but it’s your gig and if your family and friends are supportive, you should do what makes you happy! if i was a guest, i wouldn’t think of it as a vow renewal as such, just a delayed reception and ceremony, the second-parter to your initial wedding. i say do it 🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@TakeTwo:  still doesn’t make sense to have two weddings to me. I had a DW with a very tiny group of people, and I’m making up for that with two more receptions, one by my ILs and one by my parents. I’m not getting married again, and I think that having a vow renewal after a year is a little strange…

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@strawbs:  

 

A vow renewal may not make sense to you, but it makes sense to the OP and her family.

 

Post # 10
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3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@TakeTwo:  no one’s stopping her.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@PeacockPrincess16:  I think it’s fine if you want attendants! I realize it’s not “normal” for vow renewals but you have a special situation! Sounds wonderful! Really the only rude thing you could do for a vow renewal is register. This is the day and age of anything goes! Do what you want!

Post # 12
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571 posts
Busy bee

I think it is a cute idea and would do it! I don’t really think it is a “Vow Renewal” in the traditional sense, but more like a celebration for the people who couldn’t attend before.  And doing it after one year also has more meaning than picking a random date in my opinon. 

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m doing a renewal on my anniversary. With Attendents and It will be smaller then my wedding.  My wedding was chaos, I had the best man show up with a pinkish red mohawk and he lost my wedding band. My MOH and a bridesmaid walked out on me 3 hours before my ceremony because I told them that they had to be sober. I don’t think it’s “silly” for me to do a renewal with attendents? If you didn’t get what you wanted the first time, don’t be afraid to do a second time.

There is also a website that I found called idostill.com. It has a lot of info about Vow renewals. It helped me understand etiquette.

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