Planning a vow renewal

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Nichole3 Posts : 1,410 Registered: 5/15/07
Planning a vow renewal
Posted: Apr 7, 2008 12:04 PM

Hello to all the ladies planning a vow renewal/reaffirmation. 

My name is Nichole and I am planning a vow reaffirmation for August 2010.  Our tenth wedding anniversary is 8/19/10. 

 


 

  August 21, 2010

 

 

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DawnaCrystal Posts : 990 Registered: 4/7/08
Re: Planning a vow renewal
Posted: Apr 7, 2008 12:18 PM Go to message in response to: Nichole3

I am Dawna and my renewal is September 27th, 2007. No significance to the date. I just always wanted a fall wedding with the leaves in their fall glory. Our actual aniversary is July 2nd (I had to look on the calender for that LOL) We are doing an outdoor wedding at one of Milwaukee's beautiful public parks. If anyone has any questions about tent/table rental here in the area let me know. I think I spoke to just about all of them.

I am inviting about 100 people. I have no idea who will attend as my step-brother set his wedding date (in S. FL) a week after mine.

I have, however, managed to stay under my $2,500 budget accounting for 100 people. If you need ideas on how to pinch pennies I am here to help. :-)

Dawna

 

Thanks for making this thread Nicole. Your an angel.

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Nichole3 Posts : 1,410 Registered: 5/15/07
Re: Planning a vow renewal
Posted: Apr 7, 2008 12:24 PM Go to message in response to: DawnaCrystal

Hey Dawna- Your wedding will be beautiful outdoors in the fall.  I have a lot of pics on my computer for fall wedding ideas if you need some inspiration for a cake or whatever. 

 


 

  August 21, 2010

 

 

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kennysoldwife Posts : 3,859 Registered: 4/28/07
Re: Planning a vow renewal
Posted: Apr 7, 2008 12:29 PM Go to message in response to: Nichole3

Hi Nicole,

My name is P, I just had a vow renewal in October 2007.  My husband and I were celebrating our 10 year anniversary.  We were married by a JOP and wanted to reaffirm our vows and recommit to each other after some problems in our marriage. 

Everyone knew we were married.  Most of our invited guests attended.  The few that were unable to attend had other commitments. 

They did not make excuses for not attending they had legitimate reasons.  Like a heart attack and giving birth.  I know, I know they just said that so they didn't hurt our feelings.

So if there are any ladies who are in this situation please do not pay attention to the nay sayers put on your party just like anybody else.  You deserve it just like they do.


Kenny and Me Perfect Together,  10 years and counting.

 

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Nichole3 Posts : 1,410 Registered: 5/15/07
Re: Planning a vow renewal
Posted: Apr 7, 2008 12:36 PM Go to message in response to: kennysoldwife

Hi P!  Congrats on your vow renewal and for being married for ten years.  That is something to celebrate all by itself today! 

 

  August 21, 2010

 

 

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DawnaCrystal Posts : 990 Registered: 4/7/08
Re: Planning a vow renewal
Posted: Apr 7, 2008 12:44 PM Go to message in response to: Nichole3

Ten years, it hasn't even been a year for me. Congrats to you.

What are you guys doing for officiants? Going the church route or what? I suggested that my hubby have his grandfather do it since it does not need to be legal. It seemed like a good way to involve the only living grandparent while saving monney by not having to hire someone.

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Nichole3 Posts : 1,410 Registered: 5/15/07
Re: Planning a vow renewal
Posted: Apr 7, 2008 12:54 PM Go to message in response to: DawnaCrystal

I think that would be very sweet to have his grandfather do it.  You can google a ton of ideas for ceremony wording for vow renewals.  I was going to pick a family member as well. 

 

  August 21, 2010

 

 

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DawnaCrystal Posts : 990 Registered: 4/7/08
Re: Planning a vow renewal
Posted: Apr 7, 2008 1:19 PM Go to message in response to: kennysoldwife

October huh? What color and flowers did you have? Did you go with a fall look?

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DawnaCrystal Posts : 990 Registered: 4/7/08
Re: Planning a vow renewal
Posted: Apr 7, 2008 1:24 PM Go to message in response to: Nichole3

Quick question. How do I go about getting alterations done to my gown. I bought it online and I want to get the train chopped off since we will be outdoors. I have never had to have a dress altered like this and I am really scared of getting it screwed up. Plus how long does it take?

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kennysoldwife Posts : 3,859 Registered: 4/28/07
Re: Planning a vow renewal
Posted: Apr 7, 2008 4:24 PM Go to message in response to: DawnaCrystal

Okay, one question at a time. 

1.  You can go to any competent seamstress or dressmaker for your alterations.  It should not take to long maybe a week or so.   The earlier you go in the less expensive it should be. 

Thank you both for your well wishes. 

My colors were red (Davids Apple) we had our ceremony in our church performed by our pastor.  She was very happy to do it.  We recited the traditional vow plus we said something to each other. 

It was a wedding just like the ones first time brides plan the only difference was we were celebrating 10 years and they are celebrating a new beginning.

My flowers were yellow roses for my mother and red carnations for my mother in law.  My MOH had red and white roses and my bridesmaids had white roses.  The guys wore the same colors as the lady they escorted. 

We had a flower girl and a ring bearer.  My father escorted my down the aisle.  We received presents from family and friends.  I even had a bridal shower.  The only thing we didn't do was the batch parties. 

It is your day make it a day to remember.

Kenny and Me Perfect Together,  10 years and counting.

 

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TanisJ Posts : 2,669 Registered: 4/25/07
Re: Planning a vow renewal
Posted: Apr 7, 2008 4:34 PM Go to message in response to: kennysoldwife

Hi everyone. My name is Tanis and i am having a second wedding. I am not calling it a vow renewal as I am referring to my two ceremonies as the legal wedding and the family & friends wedding. I saw in another post all the disagreeing about real weddings, fake wedding, vow renewals and i think its really sad people think that way. my second wedding is very real to me, my husband and my family. We were legally married in September but it was six days after I moved from Canada to USA and we didn't have any guests. So hard to get married without my mom :( and I can't wait to do it all over again.

So here is a shout out to all the people who 1. got creative with weddings/renewals becauseof life circumstances - immigration, family disputes, military deployment, and of course budgets, that didn't allow them to do it the way they wanted to the first time. 2. to people who actually want to recommit themselves 3. to people who make it to vow renewals without breaking up first!

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kennysoldwife Posts : 3,859 Registered: 4/28/07
Re: Planning a vow renewal
Posted: Apr 7, 2008 4:55 PM Go to message in response to: TanisJ

I understand that, it was hard for me planning without my mom.   I say do what is right for the two of you and the devil take those that have a problem with it.  If they are so negative that they call it fake do you really want them there anyway?

Kenny and Me Perfect Together,  10 years and counting.

 

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TanisJ Posts : 2,669 Registered: 4/25/07
Re: Planning a vow renewal
Posted: Apr 7, 2008 5:07 PM Go to message in response to: kennysoldwife

Sometimes I am not to clear on my posts. I meant so hard without my mom the first time. She will be there the second. I am fortunate that all my family is taking this as seriously as the first wedding. I just wanted to give a shout out to those who are not as fortunate, especially the people taking a lot of heat in the other forums regarding their weddings. Real bride, real groom (or two brides and two grooms. don't want to leave any out) and real bill at the end of it all - sounds pretty real to me.

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luvmygemini Posts : 737 Registered: 7/16/07
Re: Planning a vow renewal
Posted: Apr 7, 2008 5:17 PM Go to message in response to: TanisJ

Hey ladies, P and I are friends and I too am going to have a vow renewal soon..would have been this year for our 5th Anniversary,but our plans changed now we are thinking for our 7th in 2010 at it's cool because 7 is suppose to be a lucky number and our Anniversary falls on the weekend YAY.So still looking forward to the big day and I plan to have everything a first time bride will have (minus a few) but the sky is the limit.

Looking forward to chatting and hearing about your plans...

TanisJ- yes lots of talk about "fake weddings" which is just terrible but you have to ignore it


 

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DestoB Posts : 638 Registered: 12/31/07
Re: Planning a vow renewal
Posted: Apr 7, 2008 5:57 PM Go to message in response to: Nichole3

yay for fake weddings!!!  hahahaha!!

i'm andrea and i'm having a fake wedding too!  =)  fh and i have our big catholic to-do planned for next april but do to a custody mess we're planning on doing something sooner.  we went to the courthouse on march 14 to get our licence.  we've got 90 days... well, nearly 60 now.  it was my childhood dream to be married on our favorite beach.  i'm now in the process of creating a surprise wedding in a very special place memorial day weekend.  we're very excited!


i can't get this stinkin' ticker to work so here...  april 18, 2009!

http://llama.jjammies*

We're losing weight while we wait... la la la la laaaaaaaa!!!

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