I'm in a bit of a tricky situation. My husband and I eloped in 2015 with our parents (we had our Moms sign as the witnesses) and we thought it was beautiful. While I'm sad we didn't get the glitz and glamour and all the pictures we could cherish forever, we decided to elope for a reason. We were blissfully in love and didn't want to wait any longer to be married. We always said we would do a reception later but just haven't (we've had 2 babies and developed our careers instead).
Last year my husband had an affair. We're working through things but know we want to stay together. Now, our parents are telling us we should have had the wedding in the church (because maybe this all wouldn't have happened-totally different conversation), and that if we want to start our marriage over we need to get blessed by the church. They want us to have a vow renewal and invite all the friends and family that weren't part of the first one, but that takes time, and planning, and an annulment (because I'm my hubs 2nd marriage). While I would love to do the big shebang all over again and secretly sort of want to know what it feels like to go through the whole process, I don't think our current situation seems appropriate to be planning a "redo wedding".
How do we appease our parents (so they stop asking about it), but also get what we want too? I'd love to hear your feedback, but please also understand this is an emotionally challenging situation.