Dresses for Vow Renewal Ceremonies
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Dress Ideas for Vow Renewal Ceremonies
November 17, 2012 by

A few months ago I began my journey of planning for my 10th Anniversary Vow Renewal ceremony. After pinning ideas, I was asked to post a blog on this topic. I read all the etiquette articles saying how NOT to dress, what NOT to do, yada yada yada. After all the "rules" that didn't fit my "rule" of doing what makes me happy, I decided to say screw etiquette!

Although I was be celebrating 10 years of marriage, this would be our first wedding. I was twenty years old when my husband and I snuck to Queens Court and were hitched in what took literally a minute and a half. There wasn't really anything romantic about the day, we were dressed like a young couple going on an ordinary date to the movies. There was no fancy dinner afterward, no photo op's...nothing incredible to remember aside from knowing I married the man I love and plan to spend the rest of my life with. This year, instead of exchanging gifts, we wanted nothing more than to be able to enjoy our day with loved ones. We're older, more mature, and want to make a big deal out of this. After all, how many 30 years olds do you know, who are veteran wives? We decided to have a "non wedding, anniversary vow renewal ceremony".

View the rules according to "etiquette" listed on IDoTakeTwo.com. A lot of the rules I must say, I agree with. But, I disagree when it comes to dress styles and cake. It makes sense, that if you're already married, you can't be "given away", no need for a first dance with Dad, nor should you partake in events that a single woman getting married would (like having a bachelorette party or bridal shower). But, their dress choices are styles my mom wouldn't even wear. Did they think only people in their 60's renew vows? What's with the granny of the bride type dresses?

Below are my choices of dresses that are elegant and at $300 or less, won't break the bank! Best of all, since it's a renewal you don't need to wear a traditional gown...or the colors! I'm no expert, but to me...there's nothing wrong with a small train.
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Ralph Lauren White Gown
BCBG White Gown
BCBG Gown # 2
Ann Taylor
David's Bridal Wedding Gown
Davids Bridal Gown