I am already married for a little over 2 years now, my husband and I eloped when we got married and now we want to have a bigger wedding with a ceremony and reception. We want to have bridesmaids and groomsmen and the whole thing, No gift registry though we aren't interested in having gifts or anything just the ceremony and a reception. No bridal shower no bachelors party or anything so please don't say we are only doing this for gifts and what not like some people close to me have said. My husband is in the Navy and that's part of why we eloped originally. My question is, is it ok to do a vow renewal as a wedding or second wedding I guess since we are married. Is it appropriate or socially acceptable to have a vow renewal but wear a wedding dress and have the big ceremony and reception?