Just Said Yes February 2016

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Kayla, on September 24, 2013 at 10:37 AM Posted in Planning 0 19
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Hi! My name is Kayla Gilleland. I have been married for 2.5 years. We got married at the courthouse because my DH's brother is in the military and it was very important to my DH for his brother to be there. We had planned on renewing our vows so i could get my "real wedding" and celebrate with family but that did not happen. Now we are settled alittle more and are planning a 5 year vow renewal in 2016. I want it to be a nice elegant wedding on a budget so we will be DIY ing alot.

Anyways HI!


  • Mrs Schmidt
    VIP September 2014
    Mrs Schmidt ·

    Congrats and welcome! So looking forward to seeing some of your DIY items and your journey to your vow renewal.

  • Kimberly
    Expert November 2013
    Kimberly ·

    Hi Kayla & welcome! Happy planning!

  • Private User
    Super February 2014
    Private User ·

    Hello and welcome! There are a few women on here who are planning vow renewals so you are in good company. Congrats!

  • Allyson
    Master May 2014
    Allyson ·

    Welcome and good luck with planning!

  • Kayla
    Just Said Yes February 2016
    Kayla ·

    So question... we never had a wedding celebration at all so is it ok and in proper etiquette to treat this as more of a wedding then just a vow renewal?

  • kt2of3
    VIP October 2013
    kt2of3 ·

    Congrats and welcome. Happy planning. It's your day, you can do whatever you want.

  • WWLeeor
    VIP June 2020
    WWLeeor ·

    Welcome to the WeddingWire Community!

  • Ashlee
    VIP October 2014
    Ashlee ·

    Congrats!! and welcome!

  • Jess08
    Super July 2013
    Jess08 ·

    A lot of people will have opinions on whether you can treat it as a wedding or not, but it's your vow renewal you can treat it as a wedding if you want to. The only thing I would expect less of from attendants at a vow renewal is things like showers and gifts that typically come from a "normal" wedding.

  • MissMadeline
    Master June 2014
    MissMadeline ·

    Welcome to WW! congrats on your upcoming vow renewal, that's so romantic

  • Dminted*Bride
    VIP May 2016
    Dminted*Bride ·

    OMG, if you are looking for great wedding advice and DIY ideas then you found the perfect place, and we always love having someone new join our boards! Welcome to WW and I look forward to seeing more of your posts!

  • Belais
    VIP October 2013
    Belais ·

    Welcome to WW and Congrats!

  • Private User
    Super February 2014
    Private User ·

    I think you can make it as wedding-like as you please.

  • N
    Expert December 2013
    NusAG ·

    Welcome to WW! I love DYI weddings. My best advice since you have some time is start some projects early so you're not doing things last minute.

  • Nay
    Master August 2014
    Nay ·

    Welcome to WW. And congrats on renewing your vows for your 5th anniversary. I love vow renewals. Hubby and I are renewing our vows next year to celebrate our 10th anniversary. We had a small wedding in 2004 and when we first start planning our renewal it was laid back ceremony and party, but it has now taken on a life of its own. We're having our original MOH and BM from our wedding and we're not doing any type of bachelorette party or bridal shower. Instead we're doing a couples overnight getaway.

    Bottom line is that you plan it the way you want to. Our vow renewal has turned into somewhat of a "weddingy (if that's a word)" type of event, but we're having fun in the planning process and our friends and family are excited for us.

    Happy planning and can't wait to read all your planning posts and see your DIY ideas

  • We'llAlwaysHaveParis
    Master November 2013
    We'llAlwaysHaveParis ·

    Welcome to WW. Happy Planning!

  • Donna
    Master June 2014
    Donna ·

    Congratulations, welcome, and happy planning!

  • Ned. G (The one in Wales)
    Expert October 2013
    Ned. G (The one in Wales) ·


  • Laudie
    Master October 2013
    Laudie ·

    Welcome to WW Kayla and congrats on your marriage/upcoming vow renewal!

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