(Closed) Vow renewal for parents in Ireland??

posted 5 years ago in Vow Renewals
Post # 2
600 posts
Busy bee

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nittanybride14:  Never done anything like that, just wanted to comment and say that’s very sweet of you and I bet they’ll LOVE it!

Post # 4
47440 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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nittanybride14:  No matter how happily married any couple is, I don’t think it’s a good idea to spring a surprise vow renewal on anyone. This is a decision that a couple should make for themselves.

I would plan the trip but ask them if they wanted to do a vow renewal .

Post # 6
989 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I love the idea. But agree with pp that a renewal should be discussed. You have a great and sweet idea for your folks! Dad will need to be in on it to be able to help sort out things like passports too. 

You sound like a great daughter!

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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nittanybride14:  The anniversary trip is an awesome and very generous idea, but both parents should be involved in the decision to renew their vows (or not). I’ve been married 20 years (almost) I know that’s not 40, but it’s pretty long, and I gotta be honest, there have been periods when I would not have been willing to renew my vows. I’m sure over the next 20, there will be more times like that. Few and far between, and I’m always committed to my original vows, but renewing them is a very personal decision that neither kids nor husband should make without mom/wife’s input too. I would be so unbelievably thrilled if my kids and/or husband planned a trip like this, but even now in the middle of a long happy period, I would not appreciate having a surprise vow renewal sprung on me. Good luck and have fun planning!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Why not just treat them to a wonderful family vacation and leave the vow renewal out? A lot of people think the vows they made on their wedding day were forever and don’t need renewing. It’s one thing if they come up with the idea on their own but when it is someone else’s idea, it doesn’t always work out so well. Too risky!

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