My DH and I will be renewing our vows on 3-12-16 in Las Vagas with close friends and family. I am happy to see that there is finally a board here for those of us who choose to renew our vows. Too often I see vow renewal posts on other boards and people are basically bashing vow renewals. I am sure that we all know that having a vow renewal is NOT a wedding. I was married in 2004 at the courthouse and don't regret a minute of it. In my eyes, after 10+ years of military married years, 2 kids, 4 state moves, and three deployments; I can and will celebrate in any way I want. The vows I said to my husband in that courthouse in 2004 are still very true and we live them everyday. If I want to celebrate that while wearing a big poofy dress (I'm not) in my vow renewal, then I will. I find nothing wrong with having your vow renewal as basic or over the top as you want. I just think that people should generally be happy for others instead of being so critical of things. With that said, congratulation to all the brides that are renewing wedding vows. I hope this board goes far, and remember let's all be supportive of each other.