I originally posted this in the vow renewal board but I love the student board because I am very young (24) and got married on campus a few months after I graduated so I was on this board a lot back then.
My husband and I married 2 years ago at the chapel on our university
campus where we met. We were very fortunate that the renovation of the
100+ year old chapel was delayed for a year, because it was originally
slated to occur when we wanted to get married. The university is very
important to us and a major part of our lives together, so we couldn't
see ourselves getting married anywhere else.
renovation is finished now, and I have always thought that it would be
nice to renew our vows in the new chapel. The renovation includes a lot
of symbolic elements from the university. I think it would be really
awesome to take my husband for a picnic on the campus one day and
surprise him by having a vow renewal in the new chapel.
most people frown upon vow renewals happening before 10 years or so but I
don't want to invite anyone at all. I want it to be completely private
and to have a sweet way of commemorating our marriage in the chapel and
bring it full circle to the new one to celebrate our commitment to each
other and to the place. Should I pursue this or is it not a good idea?
Would people be offended for not being invited or would they think we
were silly for doing it in the first place? I personally don't see why
there is anything wrong with doing a private vow renewal at any time in
your marriage but I wanted to get some outside perspectives.