Roll Call!

I am curious to know who is still around.  Please  tell us who you are and any details of your VR that you would like to share.  Also, anything that you think would help revive this group.


Hugs,


DreamingOfYou

Posted on May 10, 2011 at 7:47 am
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MrsRobink05
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Hello! I was also thinking the same thing. So far i've decided Purple and Damask! more to come

Posted on February 14, 2012 at 12:58 pm
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Hello ladies! I am new to the group. My husband and I are beginning to plan our 5th year vow renewal in Vegas! We are super excited and Blessed to be able to share 5 years of marital bliss!

Posted on March 10, 2012 at 1:54 pm
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Hello! I'm also new to the group and am so glad I came across it! My husband and I are renewing in Vegas on 12-12-12, which will be our 11th anniversary (been together for 16). For some reason (and I know I'm probably not alone), I feel the need to explain the reason for the renewal...only because I'm afraid of getting frowned upon. I know most people here won't or wouldn't, but I'm still feeling insecure about it. Forgive me for saying that and forgive me if I get lengthy. Here goes...


Our first wedding was a DISASTER from start to finish! My husband and I were young when we married (I was 22, he was 25) and the wedding was small (about 25 people total). My husband never proposed, it was "suggested" by my dad because we already had a child together. How romantic, right? I honestly feel we were both too young and naive to know what we were getting ourselves into, as we had always had a very turbulent relationship. Aside from the ring and dress, everything else was funded by our parents. We had little control over anything. The day I picked up my dress, my MOL told me that it wasn't worth the price because it is something I'd wear for only one day...and also that I wasn't worth wearing something that expensive. Same goes for the ring. She and my husband's aunt literally went down to pick it out for me and my husband because my aunt was "good at bargaining". At the time, I felt like I didn't even deserve a ring, so I honestly didn't care about how big or small it was. My husband had a different idea and was furious at the fact that they picked out something small, cheap and plain without any consideration as to what I thought. They tried talking me into loving it. I ended up with a very expensive diamond and setting of my husband's choosing. I love it to this day, because he felt so passionate in getting me something that was way out of the budget...because he loved me that much and felt I deserved it. We lied to our parents about the cost, because it did put us in debt for a good while. LOL! It remains our little secret until this day.


Anyway, the ceremony was the worst of all. I had an officiant that my MOL forced us to use since he was a family friend that happened to live in Vegas. I wanted to use the venue's officiant. The vows I was made to repeat were terrible. I'm not a "stand behind your man" kind of gal...I'm the "stand beside him" type. Basically, it was all about being subserviant to my husband because it says so in the Bible. Ugh. I'm sorry, but we're not living in biblical times, as much as I love the Lord.


Here's where it gets awesome...ALL of my in-laws arrived 10 minutes late into the ceremony. The wedding coordinator waited as long as she could, but said we needed to start because she had another wedding planned shortly after ours. It's Vegas, afterall. I was so pissed and sad for my husband...because chances were, they were going to miss part of it, if not the entire thing. WHO FREAKING DOES THAT?! I mean, I know they didn't think highly of me to begin with, but STILL...THAT'S THEIR SON!! And because of this, my own mother decides that she is too mad to show up to my reception. I couldn't believe it. So of course, I cried for almost the entire time. Everytime I think back to our wedding day, I feel sad and angry. My SOL just got married about 5 months ago and they were on time and everything went perfect. I was happy for her, of course, but part of me was jealous and sad. I don't have many happy memories of our special day, but now is our chance to wipe the slate clean. More importantly, however, we are re-dedicating ourselves to one another with a newfound understanding of what it means to be married and with an awareness of how to love maturely, deeply and spiritually. We didn't have this kind of knowledge 11 years ago.


I have already purchased my dress (I panicked thinking it would be discontinued soon) and have paid for a deposit at the Venetian for the ceremony. It will be a very private affair this time...just my husband, my son and I as well as anyone else who decides to tag along. I think my parents are coming, but I'm not sure yet. My mom talks like she is.


I'm just about ready to pay for our photography deposit in a few weeks. I'm excited, but have received a lot of negative comments from people who think it's unnecessary and a "waste of money". I'm still struggling with it.  Another reason people think I'm wanting to do this is because my SOL just got married and that I'm jealous and want attention...which is EXTREME BULL. I've been planning this in my head from the day after we first got married 11 years ago. It pisses me off just thinking about all the reasons why people are against this, because they have NO IDEA how hurtful it all was to me.


Sorry this got long and whiney, but that's our craptacular story. I must sound like total B. Above all, I'm just hoping to get some support here and pick up some ideas and such. Thanks for reading this far and hope to chat with you all soon.


*Hugs*


ninespiralx

Posted on March 22, 2012 at 4:25 am
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Hey there ninespiralx.  Congratulations on your upcoming vow renewal.  Just wanted to tell you that you have a right to do what you want.  Be strong and try to ignore others.  Sorry to say, but your wedding day does sound like it was a disaster.  You deserved a better wedding day no matter what the circumstances were back then.  So do something about it now and do it your way for yourself and your husband.  Just send out the invitations and who ever wants to come, let them come.  If others don't come, that's fine too.  What's important here is you and your hubby.  So I say go for it girl.


As for my husband and I, we are renewing our vows on our 10th wedding anniversary.  Every year we do something special to celebrate our anniversary and on our 5th, my husband asked me to marry him again, so we have decided to renew our vows on our 10th.  We love, love, love the beach so much that we decided to have the ceremony on the beach.  It will be small and intimate.


On April 7th, my brother and my sister in law are renewing their vows in San Diego after 28 years of marriage.  They never had a wedding when they first got married so they are going all out this time and quess what??????  I'm the matron of honor!!!!!!!!!!


So you see, couples renew their vows for different reasons if they can.  So you go girl!!!!!!  Happy planning and can't wait to hear all about it.


BTW, DreamingOfYou, I rarely come on project wedding anymore but our vow renewal is on July 25, 2015, which we will also be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary on the beach with family and a few friends.  The theme is a rustic beach wedding with the colors of turquoise, brown, and a bit of orange.  I have some inspiration boards on my bio. 


Good luck to you all and God bless!!!!!!!!!!


 

Posted on March 25, 2012 at 11:54 am
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Hello Welcome! I feel that you have the option to do what you both like. With that being said me and my husband decided to do a beach vow renewal in Florida. I have had to postpone my wedding/vow renewals due to funds. Next year will be 8 yrs! So we are planning to cruise the weekend following the vow renewal which will have those who have supported us all the all these years. I plan to have the wedding we never had, with pictures, cake and THE WHITE DRESS! We deserve it. Thanks for sharing we all relate her don't be afraid to vent.


 


Happy Planning

Posted on April 27, 2012 at 2:28 pm
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I'm here!!! Hubby and I will be celebrating our 2-year anniversary in about 2 weeks.  EEEK, where did the time go????


I am planning on doing a vow renewal at the 5-year mark, but totally doing all or 90% DIY this time.  : )

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 6:46 am
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I guess I am the veteran of the group!  We are doing our thing for our tenth wedding anniversary so I will be around for a while to help any lady that needs me.  I've come to be known as the "Custom Freak"  My earrings and crown will be made.  Dress and shoes are custom made, and I plan to DIY just about everything else but the tables and chairs!  Feel free to add me to your list of Blushing brides here!  I look forward to seeing you all around!

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 7:12 am
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We're renewing either in 2014 or in 2016 we haven't set a date yet. 

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 8:12 am
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Hello, everybody! My husband and I are planning a vow renewal for our 15th anniversary in June 2013.

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 1:38 am
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We are renewing our vows for our 20 years! I am 38 he is 41


Why? Well, because I was VERY sick the ENTIRE begining of our marriage. In 1997 I met Death we had only been married a few years and she did not want me. I mean that She said it was not my time and sent me back.


Needless to say because of that event and the head trauma I suffered I became someone else. The accident also triggered full blown Lupus. I do not know how to explain Multiple Personality Disorder. It is NOT like what the TV tells you. Stress triggers it and the head trauma knocked a few TERRIBLE memories loose and those sent me into a tail spin. Anti psychotic medications Coupled with lupus I nearly died from septemia. Nothing was working.


in 2003 I went through more trauma and what progress I had made in my illness was again rattled. This time the Lupus attacked my lungs and the Dr's told my husband that they had no idea if I would survive.


In 2005 I had another emergency surgery this time on my throat because my tonsils became the size of plums and were suffocating me.


In 2006 I tried to take my life because I could not handle everything I was going through. Mark loved me so much that he would not leave me even though I asked him to. I said he needed a healthy wife. He said he needed me. I lost a court case against the person with whom those memories were about that were triggered in the accident in 1997.


In 2010 I again had my lungs assaulted by Lupus and required a nebulizer and O2 and walking was nearly impossible.


He asked me to marry him again in response.


So, my Lupus is in check and my life is so much better. Now my oldest is going into the service and we chose now to renew to show the kids real love really does survive all of lifes ups and downs.

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 6:30 am
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Hello - I just joined. Our renewal is August 2013, for our 15th Anniversary.  I'd rather not discuss our ages...  we don't have children, as we married later.  We went through a lot, career angst, periods of seperation due to work, sickness - lots of good too, houses & trips to Europe, just life.  This seems like the right time for us to re-affirm our committment to each other, and reflect on where we have been and where we are going. 

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 2:14 pm
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hi everyone im leese33 we are planning VR on May 17 2014...and we have soo much details to put into our wedding i cant tell all its so much so as we prepare i will post pics and share...

Posted on April 6, 2013 at 3:22 pm
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Hey Ladies!  

My husband and I have been discussing having a vow renewal for our 5 year anniversary in 2016...we would like to have a destination renewal, shooting for Sandals in St. Lucia.

We have been married for 2 years now and we were engaged for 2 years.  Just wanted to introduce myself to everyone and hopefully if you are planning you renewal we can bounce ideas off of each other and if you already planned yours, maybe you can help us out!

~Dawn

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 8:06 pm
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 I'm still in the process Dawn but if I can help I'm here for you!!!!!

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 8:15 pm

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