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Eloped in 2018 - Vow Renewal in 2020

Alyssa, on July 7, 2019 at 9:56 AM Posted in Planning 0 8
My husband and I decided to elope in December 2018 because we really couldn’t afford to swing a wedding. We did book a venue for 2020 and have since started planning. Everyone knows we are already married and know we are having an actual wedding-type ceremony next year. When sending out invitations (I’m skipping save the dates) would you send it as a wedding invitation or a vow renewal?


Latest activity by Clíodhna, on August 8, 2019 at 8:12 AM
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    Devoted July 2021
    Emily ·
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    A vow renewal
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  • Jessica
    Master September 2020
    Jessica ·
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    Definitely vow renewal since you’re legally married. I would find it weird to get an invitation to a “wedding” of someone I knew was married.
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    A vow renewal. Married people can’t have weddings.
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  • Naikesha
    Super September 2020
    Naikesha ·
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    Vow renewal
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  • plangalCG
    VIP May 2018
    plangalCG ·
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    Echoing the vow renewal! I think it’s appropriate to say something like “Alyssa and Mr. Alyssa married in a private ceremony in 2018, but have always wanted to celebrate and share their commitment with their friends and family. Please join them for a ceremony renewing their vows. Reception with dinner and dancing to follow.”
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  • Keri
    Expert November 2019
    Keri ·
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    Vow renewal. Happy planning!

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  • Futuremrsk
    VIP August 2019
    Futuremrsk ·
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    Vow renewal! Congrats, and happy planning!!
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  • Clíodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
    Clíodhna ·
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    Hey Alyssa!

    I would also recommend you say vow renewal on the invitation Smiley smile

    Do you plan on creating them yourself? Or working with a vendor?

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