(Closed) What are your views on Vow Renewals?

posted 9 years ago in Vow Renewals
  • poll: Do you think Vow Renewals are necessary?

    Yes

    No

    Other - please explain :)

  • Post # 92
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We can’t afford the rings we want right now so I was hoping we could purchase them in the future when we build our life together and then present them at a renewal of the vows. :3 

    Also, this is my 100th post! 😀 

    Post # 93
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @PlumeriaSplash:  shame on you! 😛 jk! That is a lovely idea. Congrats on your 100th post.

    Post # 94
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Although I don’t believe they are necessary, I think they carry with them a beautiful sentiment.  Both sets of my grandparents, for example, were married the first time at the courthouse, and they had vow renewals for their 50th anniversaries.  Their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren got to witness the event.  I think that’s a beautiful thing!

    Post # 95
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @Blush.Champagne:  Thank you for your encouragement and kind words! You’re a good friend. 🙂

    Post # 96
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I don’t think they are necessary but I think they are wonderful to have.  Not to get gifts but just to celebrate milestones. 

    Post # 97
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

    How many times are you baptised, christened, or do you graduate high school and college? These ceremonies are not performed again and again….so….get my drift?

    Post # 98
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I dont really get it when people do massive OTT ones and do always feel like asking “why?”.  But having said that, I do think that it is important to stay true to your vows and have often wondered if perhaps when my partner and I have our first child, if we might do a small renewal of vows to reflect new parenthood with just our immiediate families (about 10 people).  No gifts, no wedding dress, no dancing.  Just us, the family and maybe a nice meal at a nice restaurant afterwards. I think that could be nice. 

    Post # 99
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I was going to hit “Yes” at first, but ended up with “Other”. I don’t think vows renewals are necessary. I don’t think a couple must have another ceremony after five, ten, fifty years of marriage. But if a couple feels like saying “Now I know I do”, I’ve got nothing against it.

    My particular case is rather special. We are actually having a vows renewal ceremony on our 5th anniversary. Back in time when we got married, for a number of reasons we didn’t have a ceremony, nor the celebration. No dress, no rings, no honeymoon. Just 2 signatures and common crazy “Lets do it”.

    Now 5 years later it just feels right to tell each other: “Yes, I want to be with you”. That’s why we plan to hold a small intimate ceremony with close relatives and friends.

    Post # 100
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I don’t think vow renewals are necessary, but I don’t think they’re wrong… depending on how it’s done.

    • Private ceremony with just the bride and groom for a quiet romantic moment –Lovely
    • Big celebration for 25th/50th wedding anniversary (no gift registry) – Lovely
    • Huge vow renewal party with a gift list for no apparent reason – A bit weird



    @SpecialSundae:  This! I totally agree with you 

    Post # 101
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    Helper bee

    I think they’re totally great for couples to re-commit to one another on a significant anniversary.

    I think they’re totally inappropriate and strange as some sort of “wedding re-do.”

    A short ceremony, white cocktail dress, and lots of friends/family around?  Great.

    A registry, full-fledged bridal gown, and elaborate aisle walk?  WEIRD!

    Post # 102
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    i think….. 

    a vow renewal should be a very intimate and personal choice that involved family and a few (if any) friends. maybe like on a vacation…. other than that i think they’re super cheesy.

    Post # 103
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I honestly really dont see the point. At all.

    Post # 104
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I have seen people do it were they go all out and pretty much have a whole wedding with reception all over again. I think it is kind of over the top and weird to do that whole thing again. You are only supposed to get it once and people need to understand that. In no way would I participate in the whole gift giving to cover my plate for a repeat wedding to an already married couple. Im sorry but it just doesn’t feel right to me.

    If its simply a nice little renewal and brunch or no food type deal, completely fine by me and I support the couple all the way on being together and in love after all those years.

    Post # 105
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Necessary? No but nice still. I think as long as it is done classically and without a really big show, then a VR is nice.

    Post # 106
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I don’t think they are necessary.. but I have no problem with someone having one. DH & I might consider doing one for our 10th anniversary or another milestone, but we’d probably have it be a very small thing, just our parents/siblings. 

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