Post # 1
I was talking with my sister the other day about our respective renewals. She will be doing one a her 5-year mark to have her dream wedding she didn’t necessarily get the first go round. I am doing one in the sense for the same reason. I originally had my heart set on a DW (even now I can’t venture to the DW boards bc it still bites), but my sister who is also my MOH and best friend wouldn’t have made it because of studying for the bar exam. I couldn’t imagine getting married without her. So we are going the traditional route. My renewal will be a DW with just me and my then-husband on a beach. It will be just be the two of us. This was his only stipulation because he is already ready for this wedding planning to be over.
Anywho, while talking to my sister she suggested keeping my dress to wear again for the renewal. I had never thought of this idea and had plans to sell it after the wedding. In my case I think it is a great idea because I still have the “dress of my dreams” for the “wedding of my dreams”. Has anyone else ever kept their dress for a round 2 or would you consider it?
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
This was recommended to me too, and I’m kind of in the mindset that if I’m having a second wedding, I’ll get a second dress. I’m not all that attached to the physical dress, and honestly I’d rather not know if I’m exactly the same size in however many years (especially with kids in the mix, I doubt I will be!)
Post # 4
I’m keeping mine for my “second” cultural wedding for my side of the family.
Post # 5
I’ve cleaned mine and am keeping it, although probably not so much for a round two as for a fun event or anniversary party.
My MOH/cousin’s 10th wedding anniversary is next month, and she is basically having another wedding to celebrate. No vow renewals or anything, but she’s inviting all of her wedding guests, having food and drinks catered, and she’s getting her wedding dress out of storage to wear again. She’s one of the only 40 year olds I know who is in better shape now than she was on her wedding day, lol…. am SO excited to party with her and see in her that massive, beautiful ballgown again!!!
Post # 6
@juliette.eliza: I totally feel you about the second dress. True about the kids! I’m thinking we may renew early though (before kids). I want to surprise him with an anniversary trip to Hawaii and that would be the perfect setting *fingers crossed*.
@maraschino: A month twin . Wow! Your MOH’s party is so cool! Might have to steal that idea for the future as well, lol.
@strawbs: Two weddings–lucky!
Post # 7
I’m planning to sell my dress. I don’t see myself ever wearing it again, and I don’t want it taking up space in my closet. I would rather sell it and let someone else be able to wear it on their big day. If I do a vow renewal, I would probably wear a more casual dress than the ballgown I wore on my wedding day.
Post # 8
If I knew I wanted to do a vow renewal and I absolutely loved the dress, I would keep it. I would be a little worried about whether or not I could still fit into years down the line, but, then again, that’s awesome motivation to stay fit. 🙂
Post # 9
@Bichon Frise: I think you’re right. I will probably need something for more flowy. Plus when I tried my dress on I remembered there is no way my FI is going to be able to p put me in a corset! Lol