By Maria L. from Somerville, MA
My husband and I are going to renew our wedding vows for our 10th anniversary. It will be on December 16th to be exact. We do not have much money and want to be as frugal as we can be. Anyone have any suggestions for a frugal location? Thanks in advance.
By Nancy from Colonial Heights, VA
I agree. My husband has broken his vows, so this would apply to us, but I If we renew them, it will be in our Pastor's office. We are already married, it is stupid to do the whole wedding over. Some friends of mine divorced and then remarried after 3 years. They went to the Pastor and he married them an hour later, after they went to the courthouse and came back with the license. It was right in his office too.
My husband and I will have been married for 5 years October 2013. Due to things that were happening in our life we had no wedding. We signed papers with his brother and were married. I would really like to have a small wedding or I guess renewal. I already have a dress so that cost is out. There would be no need for a tux. We have three young kids so our budget is tight. Do you think it would be possible to do it all for $300? I would like to not feed a full meal, but snack bar or dessert. Any help would be great! Thank you.
By Chelsea M
I did a revow for my sister in Tucson in 02 for just about what you have. It can be done, I promise.
The dress was $50.00 but you say you have one. Great! Is there a thrift shop close where your hubby can get a suit? Or perhaps borrow one?
Here are the things I did to pull this off...
Her colors were for spring, which left everything else much easier. The "aisle" inside the church was 8/$1.00 pastel bags from the dollar tree, with contrasting colors of tissue paper inside each one, pulled up to show of course. In other words, pink in the yellow, yellow in the blue, etc. We simply weighed each one down with a zip lock of cat litter and down the aisle she walked.
I found some spring wrapping paper that had pretty pastel circles on it, and cut them out for table scatter. Each table had to glass brandy snifter with colored water and a floating candle in it. Each chair had a bow on the back to match the color of water.
A friend made the cake, and I made mini teddies for the topper.
I made a guest book and a pen out of a half a Styrofoam ball glued onto a tuna can. Each was covered in lace, then the pen rested in a cap from a seam ripper that I shoved down inside - I kid you not.
I made a poem and burned the edges then glued it to a pillar candle from the Dollar Tree, and stuck in pretty pearl straight pins around the edges for the unity set.
We decorated a donated arch with flowers from the Easter stash, and I made all the flowers either from crochet thread or from the thrift stores. I re-purposed her veil and then went about to cook.
We have a hot day to work in, so I chose cool foods. I made tuna and chicken salad sandwiches, pasta salad, veggie plate, food colored parfaits, and we had four kinds of soda with coffee and tea.
It was a lovely day and we did pull it off for just around $275.00. I hope this helps. If you need any thing else, please don't hesitate to leave me a message through TF as we have some time.
Best of luck to you both.
My husband and I are renewing our wedding vows. Our colors are navy blue and silver. If anyone has suggestions on decorations, I would love to hear them. I was also wondering if anyone knows how the ceremony is supposed to be? Thanks.
By Terri from OK