(Closed) Vow Renewal/Ceremony and Showers

posted 5 years ago in Vow Renewals
Post # 4
679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Showers are generally considered in very poor taste for a vow renewal. It makes your event seem more like a gift grab than a celebration. 

That said, if your family and friends are fine with treating this as a wedding and not a vow renewal, have your shower if that is what you really want. I am only trying to make you aware of etiquette rules as well as how some people may perceive your “bridal” shower. A wife cannot really pretend that she is not already married to her husband. 

We are renewing our vows for our fifth anniversary, and we do not expect wedding gifts because those are for a bride and groom who are setting up a home. 

Let me just say that I completely understand your desire to have the wedding you never had. Our engagement and wedding was just so sad and disappointing, so we are renewing our vows to celebrate with family. 

http://www.weddingpaperdivas.com/ This website is wonderful. When you choose invitations you like, there is a guide to help you word the invitations properly when you add your information.


Post # 5
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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Post # 6
746 posts
Busy bee

It’s not uncommon at all for a couple to have to run to the courthouse to get married for a variety of reasons, and then have their “real” wedding ceremony later. Given your circumstances, I don’t think it would be tacky for you to create a registry. Those who know and love you will likely want to give you something to commemorate your special occasion. 

If you had been married for 10 years or had previously had a ceremony, I would agree that it may be frowned upon. But under the circumstances, I would say go for it! 

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