I've been over to the I Do Take Two website and do not entirely understand their rule of, "
the dress you select for your wedding vow renewal should not look like a wedding dress". They say to keep the wedding dresses to the brides, but that it is okay to wear white. Since wedding dresses are so varied now in style (and color), how would I know that a dress is appropriately non-wedding?
My husband and I were married our senior year of college and did not go on a honeymoon. We've talked about going on an anniversary trip for our 10 year reunion (or 15, or whenever works with our schedule) and renewing our vows. We would be celebrating making it that far despite getting married so young, surviving going to graduate school for his doctorate, and moving across country twice (most likely three times by then).
We have discussed going to a beach to renew our vows and have a photographer to capture the memories. This is not something we would invite others to attend; this would be just for us. Would I be breaking etiquette by wearing a beachy wedding dress even when there is just us, a photographer, and some sort of facilitator for the vows?
The attached photo is similar to what I would pick if wearing a white wedding dress is not appropriate.