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Questions to Ask Before Reserving Ceremony and Reception Sites

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Think you’ve found the perfect ceremony and reception sites? Great!  Now it’s time to make sure.  Virtually every location has its own big list of rules about what you can’t do and what you must do. Use this handy list to make sure that you’re aware of any rules that might interfere with your perfect image of what your day ... Read More »

What Kind of Vow Renewal Celebration Do You Want?

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A vow renewal is an important, symbolic event in your marriage, regardless of what has brought you to deciding that reaffirming your commitment to one another is what you want to do. Perhaps you're celebrating a milestone anniversary, have made it through a rough time together, or have been dreaming of having the wedding you always wanted. In addition, you've undoubtedly heard about celebrities' wedding vow renewals including those of Seal and Heidi Klum, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, Celine Dion and René Angelil, or Madonna and Guy Ritchie. While the extravagance that celebrities may certainly bring inspiration to your ideas, you may find that you prefer something entirely different that is uniquely yours. This brings us to one of the most wonderful things about a vow renewal, it's pretty much all up to you when it comes to style. The possibilities are nearly endless so sit back, close your eyes, and let your imagination run wild. Where does it take you? Read More »

Vow Renewal DOs and DONTs

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When it comes to vow renewals, there are not really a lot of rules. It’s about expressing your love for each other and your continued commitment to your marriage in a way that is uniquely you. However, there are five general dos and dont’s to keep you on the right track with common etiquette to get you started planning your ... Read More »

Throw an Anniversary Party to Remember with a Vow Renewal

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Who says you can only celebrate your love for each other once? Wedding Vow Renewal Parties are the new anniversary party! They are the perfect way to reaffirm your love for each other in the company of your closest family and friends. Celebrities, like Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, Heidi Klum and Seal, and Fergie and Josh Duhamel, are amongst ... Read More »

Wedding Vow Renewals – Not Just for Silver and Gold Anniversaries

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Thinking about renewing your wedding vows? What are you waiting for? Gone are the days where wedding vow renewals were reserved for those celebrating 25 and 50 years of marriage.  We live in a world today where 34% of marriages end in divorce and 33% of them end before 10 years, so we absolutely should be celebrating marriages that make ... Read More »

Keeping the Guest List Under Control

Keeping Your Vow Renewal Guest List Under Control

Your guest list can quickly become very large and break your budget if you try to invite everyone. Here are some easy and thoughtful ways to keep it under control: 1. Leave out work colleagues and clients. You’re not obligated to invite work colleagues and clients at all, so feel free to pass on everyone or draw some clear lines. ... Read More »

The Top Vow Renewal Planning Mistakes (And How to Avoid them!)

The Top Vow Renewal Planning Mistakes (And How to Avoid them!) Mistake #1:  Underestimating the cost of a backyard vow renewal It seems lovely and perfect, right? An intimate celebration in the comfort of your own home. But here’s a few uncomfortable thoughts: a perfectly clean house, a perfectly manicured lawn, and the cost of equipment rentals. If you don’t ... Read More »

8 Budget Breaking Hidden Costs

8 Budget Breaking Hidden Costs When setting the budget up for your vow renewal, make sure to include line items for the following ten items to prevent your budget from busting at the last moment! Taxes – Pretty much everything thing that you need for your vow renewal will have tax added to it, so while it’s technically not a ... Read More »

Top 5 Essentials for an Outdoor Vow Renewal

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Planning your vow renewal ceremony and/or reception outdoors requires some special forethought and essentials since nature tends to be extremely unpredictable. Taking special care and precautions will help assure your special day goes off without unneeded stress and issues. 1. A Backup Plan No matter what the weather is usually like for the date you have set, you need a ... Read More »

Rental Equipment for Your Vow Renewal

Rental Equipment for Your Vow Renewal As you get into planning your ceremony and reception, you will likely find that you will need to rental a variety of items to complete your day.  Some venues include items like chairs, tables, and linens, but others don’t.  If you’re planning an outdoor vow renewal ceremony and reception in the park or at ... Read More »