- 4 years ago
- Wedding: December 1969
Last January, my now husband and I got married. Ideally we would have waited a while to plan something small, but properly, however I was immigrating to Canada and in order to start the long process, we had to be married.
Long story short, my wedding was not how I wanted it. Too many people controlling my day and I was not one of them. Not to mention, the photos I have are painful to look at because they are awful, it was -16C outside and my hair was a mess. I want to change the way I look at that day and make it a special one.
I just want a do-over of our actual wedding ceremony, but without people present. So basically a vow renewal. I want to be able to enjoy the moment and then have a real photographer present. No need to have a reception since we had dinner with a few of my husband’s friends (all of mine are scattered in the US and in S. Korea). Then we had a Korean dinner party later.
Have any of you heard of anyone doing a private vow renewal? Any links to blogs posting about this would be great too! If I do do this, would it be alright if I bought a new wedding-ish dress (the one I wore for my actual ceremony is nice, but it’s more casual and actually a vintage champagne cocktail dress. I didn’t have time when I did get married to get a wedding dress.) And do we send out announcements? Or do we just carry on? Should we invite our friends out for Korean karaoke again? Haha 🙂
Anyway, I just want to fix the feelings I have about my wedding day and I want proper wedding pictures… even if it’s just a vow renewal.
Would appreciate hearing other thoughts on this before I bring the idea up to my husband tonight!