What would renewing our vows mean to me?

By | March 3, 2018

It seems quite a fashionable thing to do amongst celebs, doesn’t it? Come the warmer months, you can guarantee a smattering of high profile vows renewals, covering a few pages of the weekly magazines, airbrushing and all.  

It’s something I’d like to do – apart from the magazine coverage bit, obviously, they wouldn’t be interested in me anyway!

We were married in May 2002 in Jersey.  It was a lovely day, a registry office ceremony with some funny moments when the music we’d chosen didn’t work and some serious moments as we said our vows to each other.  Both of us shed a few emotional tears.

We had just immediate family there as people had to travel from mainland UK and it felt right for us, a small ceremony and then a meal in a Italian restaurant.  

We hosted a wedding party a couple of weeks later and that was fun, my mother-in-law was in charge of the cake, plenty of food and dancing, it almost felt like we’d had two weddings as it made for another outfit (tee hee)!

A lot of water has passed under the bridges since then – our children, a house move, their autism diagnoses, deaths in the family, my feet operations and a shedload of stress  – but we’re still together, still finishing each other’s sentences and pre-emoting thoughts and, most importantly, laughing together.  Sometimes at the silliest little things.  That’s what keeps us going.

I know Hubby would be up for renewing our vows tomorrow but I’d prefer to wait a few more years, to get all this foot stress out of the way first and be pain-free when we do it.

Where doesn’t really matter.  It’s the ceremony and the re-affirming of our love that counts.  We used the services of a wedding planner in Jersey as they were based on the island and whatever form our renewal took,  online wedding planning would be an idea as things have moved on rapidly from 16 years ago.

Weddings or vow renewals aren’t cheap and there are suggestions online on how to save money on your wedding.

As for afterwards, I know our children would like a party and there are many, many ideas for cheap wedding favour ideas around with various themes.  To photo booth or not would also be a consideration! 

One thing I won’t scrimp on though is a dress, I “may” have already seen the perfect dress – obviously shoes are a tba – and it “might” include purple.  Well, there has to be some surprises don’t there?

To be continued…

Disclosure: this is a collaborative post.

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