True, a lot of celebrities now do this as well, complete with guest lists, ceremonies, receptions, and enough hoopla to rival the couple’s first wedding. But I’m not sure whether planning another extravagant celebration in our honor just one year after the first would feel appropriate to me.
Granted, the couple on “Say Yes” planned to have a private ceremony on the beach, and the gown may have been the only large purchase they made for the day. But even so, shopping for another wedding dress so soon after buying the first seems pretty over-the-top.
Now, that’s not to say that I don’t hope to plan a vow renewal someday. I do. It’s the “when” and the “how” I’m not so sure about right now (although a beach in Hawaii may have to be part of the mix).
One thing I am sure about, though, is that on June 4, 2011, I plan to be kicking back on an Alaskan cruise. And instead of spending the next year planning another wedding for myself, I’d rather pour my passion into helping other brides make their dreams come true.
What are your thoughts about vow renewals? Do you plan to do it someday? If so, how many years do you think you'll wait, and what type of ceremony do you envision?
(Photo Credits: Alex Neumann Photography)