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Renewing our vows, never had wedding day

My husband and I  were married on July 20, 2006 at a court house. We had a wedding planned at White Rock Lake in Dallas, TX. Personal circumstances changed everything .Now on July 20, 2013, were having the wedding we  made arrangements for 6 years ago. The theme is : Winter Wonderland in July

Re: Renewing our vows, never had wedding day

  • July 20, 2006 was your wedding day. I hope your guests know this is just a vow renewal.  
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    Be honest with your guests that this is a vow renewal not a wedding.  You're wedding day was July 20, 2006.  I think it's kind of odd to have a vow renewal on an anniversary that isn't a milestone (10, 25, etc.) but so long as you're honest about what it is, there really isn't an issue with it.
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  • But you did have a wedding day
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    [QUOTE]But you did have a wedding day
    Posted by LetsHikeToday[/QUOTE]

    Its amazing I got married to my second husband by the JOP. I still had to get a legal divorce.

    The judge doesnt care where you do it, you're still married.

    I'd personally wait for a milestone as Shay suggested. OR remember you are married to the husband you love, no matter what fluff was missing.
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  • Your wedding day was when you became married on 7/20/2006.  It doesn't matter how elaborate the ceremony was (or wasn't).  That was your wedding day.  You get ONE of those.

    If you choose to have a vow renewal/anniversary party at some point in time, that's fine.  Just be sure to call it by the appropriate name - it is not a wedding.

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  • I agree with the PPs. You did have a wedding day, it might not have been what you wanted, but a lot of ladies choose to go to the courthouse and that doesnt make their marriage or wedding any less important or meaningful than anyone who had a princess winter wonderland wedding. I definitely side eye a vow renewal after 6 years, I would wait for a bigger milestone anniversary. IMO, you are treating this more like another wedding instead of a vow renewal.

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    [QUOTE]My husband and I  were married on July 20, 2006 at a court house. We had a wedding planned at White Rock Lake in Dallas, TX. Personal circumstances changed everything .Now on July 20, 2013, were having the wedding we  made arrangements for 6 years ago. The theme is : Winter Wonderland in July
    Posted by winter777[/QUOTE]
    were going to state its a vow renewal on the invitations. we never had a wedding, our best man stole all our savings. Wekept all our plans  
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Renewing our vows, never had wedding day : were going to state its a vow renewal on the invitations. <strong>we never had a wedding</strong>, our best man stole all our savings. Wekept all our plans  
    Posted by winter777[/QUOTE]

    <div>I'm so sorry for what happened! That really sucks. However, you keep saying you never had a wedding, but you're not really listening to the ladies on here. You DID have a wedding. According to the dictionary, a wedding is "the act or ceremony of marrying." Sinc<font face="verdana" color="#333333"><span style="line-height:normal;">e you got married, that means you had a wedding. You are right in calling the new celebration a vow renewal, but please recognize the fact that you DID have a wedding.</span></font></div>
  • Go for it! I think it sounds fun!  :D
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