You have triumphantly made it through the stressing and planning for the big day (’twas over in a flash wasn’t it?), now, why would you want to go through that again? Some brides say that after planning their own wedding, they’ve had a new found respect for those who have decided to fly off to Las Vegas for a quick ceremony!
Some couples who have been married several years decide to renew their vows. There are actually several reasons why:
*They may have been through a big challenge in their marriage and feel that the ceremony will renew their commitment to one another.
*When they first got married, they did not have the resources to have their dream ceremonies and now they do.
*The vow renewal is a celebration of a significant anniversary
or, maybe they’ve just been married for a looooong time, they’ve forgotten their vows! (just kiddin!)
Whatever the reasons are, here are Thankyou’s tips that will help you keep this occasion an elegant affair.
Your original wedding was about your love for one another (and the party, open bar, dancing etc); your vow renewal ceremonies should be intimate and focused on your commitment to your marriage. If, in your first wedding, you did not get to have a big party, then you can have an all out celebration for your vow renewal.
Your vow renewal need not be as extravagant, but of course, it’s still your call!
Guest are not required to give gifts, but of course,everyone will still ask for sure! You can create a small gift registry on Thankyou and consider listing your favourite charities.
When you receive gifts, thank your guests kindly and still send a thank you note.