Post # 1
So this is kind of two in one post – my husband and I have already been married for almost 2 years. We have decided to do a vow renewal for our 5th anniversary – we weren’t able to do the ceremony we wanted to because he is in the Coast Guard. We ended up eloping. What are the thoughts on this? Everyone knows we’re already married so how do I tell people about the ceremony?
The second thing is that for the life of me I cannot find a blue gown. It sounds odd but it was an old Irish custom for the bride to wear blue. And since I can’t really wear white anyway I thought blue would be gorgeous. Does anyone have ideas of where I could find a blue gown?
Thanks in advance =)
*I accidentally posted this in the wrong board earlier so if you come across it twice, my apologies
Post # 3
Etiquette Snob here… lol
Times have changed a lot on this front… Vow Renewals can be virtually the same as a Wedding now with just a few tweeks. NO Showers, NO Bachelorette Parties, NO Calling it a Wedding.
Other than that, you can do pretty much whatever you please, including a WHITE Dress if you didn’t do one the first time… or if you did one previously, then you can wear the same one as you did for the Wedding (totally acceptable) or one perhaps a little more reserved than a BIG White Pouffy one.
As for telling folks, you can issue Invites just like you’d do for a Wedding… just have the wording reflect that is a Vow Renewal and not a Wedding Ceremony.
(You can’t call it a Wedding, cause you are already married)
Hope this helps,
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Great advice, as always, from TTR. If you really want a blue dress, how about a bridesmaid dress?
Post # 5
Lovekiss and This Time Round make good suggestions. You can wear white if you want!
I am wearing a white bridal gown to my vow renewal so that my mother can see me in one.
Bridesmaids dresses can easily be found in blue.
Your event is strictly referred to as a vow renewal, not a wedding.
Post # 6
I think a blue wedding dress is a fantastic idea for your vow renewal! We have some beautiful blue wedding dresses in the beach destination wedding dress section of our Pinterest boards. It looks like there is a company in Italy that makes several really pretty blue ones. I am not sure where you can find them here in the US.