Why A Vow Renewal?

I know we all have our reasons for doing a renewal what's yours? If you are newly married can you see yourself doing a renewal?

Posted on November 26, 2010 at 7:22 pm
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My Story.


Well my husband and I have been together for 10 years married for 5. We have two lovely kids and have been through a lot of ups and downs. Our main reason is to renew the love through this new chapter or having an actual wedding. We never had a wedding because of finances and it was extremely important to the both of us to be married just in case anything happened to one of us. We didn't want each others family's coming in and taking what didn't belong to them.


My in-laws don't like me very much, though they have yet to give me a reason. We both can feel it. They don't want me around when they have family get togethers, but will tolerate me to see my husband and our daughter. Our son is from a previous relationship of mine so he really isn't accepted.


It is our hope to bring the families together and to create a unified happy moment. If that is at all possible. At the minimum we will have the memories that were ruined by his family by us going to the justice of the peace. Which turned out to be a NIGHTMARE. Even after all that we have loved hard and laughed  a lot.

Posted on November 26, 2010 at 7:30 pm
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GOOD LUCK ON YOUR BIG DAY!

Posted on March 4, 2011 at 2:06 pm
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We are still Newlyweds.  It will be two years in May.  We actually did not get to recite our vows because the pastor was late.  We had a small wedding in the park early in the morning.  We were actually going to stay engaged for a few years.  I just realized one day that I had the man God blessed me with.....why am I waiting?  So I told him although I did want the grand entrance and the gown and shoes and to have that dance with him, that what matters was that he would be the one to see me walk down the aisle and that he thought I was beautiful and that he would be the one that I get to dance with.  So we got married on our first official anniversary {he likes to count from when I asked him out?}  To my surprise, he truly wants to give me my dream wedding and we are going to make it happen, with a few pleasant twists...........


My best friend other than Habibi {means My Beloved} was willing to walk me down the aisle.....remember we got up and said we're getting married so I had no formal plan.  My Father-In-Law did ask to walk me though.  So my now Maid of Honor is actually going to conduct our Vow Ceremony!


In lieu of being walked down the aisle by someone we are going to walk down the aisle together!  


A very good friend of mine who is in the industry has opened a few doors for me and because of that my dream gown that I wanted by THE DESIGNER HERSELF is making me a couture gown!  & of course my friend is designing a pair or shoes for me to rock (:


 


Also to answer to the topic of the thread the point I feel of the Vow Renewal is to CELEBRATE YOUR MARRIAGE!


Posted on March 4, 2011 at 2:12 pm
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WHOOOO!!! I couldnt have said it better myself!!!!

Posted on March 4, 2011 at 5:22 pm
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My husband and I are both military and decided to jump the gun and run off to the courthouse so we wouldn't get seperated. But after two years..you start to miss the fact that you didn't get the "good stuff". We don't have pictures, we didn't have family, and I didn't even have a dress. So now that we are all settled in...I think it's just about time...we get the pics to go with the memories  ;-)

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 12:47 pm
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My husband and I have been married for ten years.  It was not the right moment for a big wedding in 2001 so we did it at city hall, just the two of us. No one knew except our parents and my BFF.  We were happy, but with all the sadness in NYC we didn't want to share our "happiness". It just didn't feel right.  So finally we get to have our special moment. I am soooooooooo excited. And the best part, our little girls will be a part of our special day. I couldn't ask for anything more.

Posted on August 13, 2011 at 3:51 pm
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This is the first time i've hopped on here since our "not wedding" :) we were originally planning a wedding for 09/10/11; things were going well. we had the reception site reserved, the officiant, all the favors and decoration supplies bought and being worked on (I was making all of them) I even had a dress, borrowed from my best friend who may as well be my sister.


Then my mother got sick.


She had undergone total spinal fusion; that is, they put two rods in, along the length of her back, 46 screws holding her spine in place. The surgery went well. she did have some complications at the time, but spent a week in the ICU and came out of it. She was home, healing, and doing great. What we didn't know, was that she got an infection on the day of the surgery. She is such an excellent healer, that her skin healed over the incision (and the infection) and all looked normal on the outside. I'm an RN, and her homecare nurse had called me to see if I could change her dressing on the last centemeter of her incision, which was being just a little stubborn. Of course I said yes. However, when I got there, (i'm a certified wound care specialist) something wasn't right. I couldnt put my finger on it... there was no smell, no fever, no idication at all that she was ill. So i probed the wound, and unleashed pandora's box. The infection was 18 centimeters in length and had gone all the way to her brand new hardware. She was directly admitted to a large hospital an hour away, and in surgery within an hour of arriving. Things were very sketchy, and we didn't know if she was going to live or die. There was talk or replacing ALL of the metal in her back. a week later, my husband and I, he in a beautiful suit that he already owned with a new tie, and me in a long blue evening gown from Macy's on clearance, got married in the hospital chapel with my (now) in law's, a minister friend of the family that drove from two hours away, my mother, and her 6 nurses.


it was a beautiful day. It was no less of a marriage than if I had my flowing gown, cake, first dance, and all that goes with a "traditional" wedding. So here we are, nearing our 2 year anniversary, and with an 8 month old baby, and my two sons from a previous marriage... and we are going to renew our vows. My husband and I are always asking each other "darling, will you marry me?" as a joke... well, one night, he asked me, and he wasn't joking. It was HIS idea. we are renewing our vows at our church, with our pastor, and a celebration lunch afterwards. Its all very new, the idea, so I just started thinking about what to wear, how to do it, etc. but we are doing it.


And my mom will be there with bells on.


<3


Thats my story.

Posted on September 1, 2012 at 12:41 pm
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I hated our wedding. just about everything. So we are renewing our vows

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 8:14 am
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Why? Oh my, there are so many reasons!


1. Our main reason is because we feel the need to. We've been through a lot of "thick and thin" since our marriage started in 1998 -- 3 more kids added to my 1 from a previous marriage, jobs, illnesses, financial ups and downs, a seperation, and almost a divorce about a decade ago. No adultry, though, thank goodness! We weren't always the best spouses to each other and we've done a lot of maturing and growing. And for some reason, we always chose to stay together in the end. Now we find ourselves entering a new phase of our life. Careers are already established, our kids aren't babies anymore (ages 8-18 yo now), and we know each other with a whole different viewpoint than when we originally said I do. The rough edges of our relationship have been smoothed out and we fit together quite nicely. When we think of our futures, we always see the other there. We'd like to celebrate what we've been through and take vows that reflect where our lives are now in the big scheme of things.


2. We are getting new rings. I've never liked my original wedding set. My MIL went with my husband to pick it out before he proposed and she convinced him the bigger and more expensive the better. Nope, not my style. I tried wearing it, but it kept scratching the babies and catching on things with the diamonds that stuck up so high. It didn't take long for it to land in my jewelry box and stay there except for the special occasion here and there. I'm looking forward to having a wedding band I love and don't ever want to take off. We want this vow renewal to bless our new rings with our new vows.


3. We've decided on a wedding-type vow renewal because, like so many others doing this, our original wedding wasn't at all what we wanted. Family members kept us from having the wedding we wanted, so we eloped. I don't look back with regret because the circumstances were extreme and it was necessary, but it makes me sad that we didn't get to celebrate our first married moments with family and friends the way we wanted. So, at 15 years, we are planning a lovely ceremony and anniversary party. This can't be the wedding we never had, because this won't be those first married moments, but this will be one heck of an anniversary to add to our wonderful memories together.


4. I just love vow renewals! I'm sure this won't be our only one. I doubt we do any more as big or as public as this one and I figure we won't replace our rings again, but I bet we'll do vow renewals privately a few more times as the years pass. There are so many affordable and romantic destination packages out there! Or who knows? Maybe we'll have a grand blowout on our 50th! :)

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 3:01 am
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my husband and i have been married for 11 years...two years ago we lost our son...we decided to renew our vow not for ourselves but our children we want to renew the love we have for them and do something really special for our son....this year is a BIG YEAR for us because we also decided to have another child....we felt having a pastor bless us as husband and wife and also bless our children was a way to say to God ....order us Lord ...here we are...giving thanks for all the blessing and mercy He had on our family and how He got us though...renewing and repurifying our heart to one another and our children is a great way to start a new chapter in our lives....

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 4:52 pm
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We eloped in Vegas. My friend was there as the witness, that was it. We want those important to us there. We are treating it as if we were getting married all over again.

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 9:51 pm
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we never had a wedding or reception i didnt want to give birth to our son unwed...and my husband agreed...so we went to the justice of the peace... we decided that we want to do it BIG...so thats what we going to do celebrating our love life that we brought forth family and honor those who we lost along the way....

Posted on April 6, 2013 at 3:18 pm

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