We have only been married 4 years, but our 5th wedding anniversary is March 31st, 2011. Our lives have changed a lot during the last few years and we are going to renew our vows. We have reserved the church for as close to our anniversary as possible, so the date is currently set for March 26th, 2011. Our first ceremony was a western motif. I didn't wear a wedding dress because I couldn't see spending an enormous amount of money for a dress I was going to wear once. I thought about wearing one this time, and I even tried my daughters on today, but think, I'm just going to buy a nice formal dress or outfit and have my husband wear a very nice suit. I'm not going do a lot of decorating in the church but the other thing is we had the reception at the church and so there was no dancing when we got married. I'm kind of thinking that I want some music and dancing this time.
However, I'm not sure how or what else I want the ceremony to be. I've been reading a lot of information from the Internet about writing our vows, having the same witnesses to stand up with us, etc... I don't know that I need that much of a formal ceremony. I want everyone to be invited from the church, that wants to attend. There won't be any liquor because neither of us drink and we are Christians, and I don't think Christians should drink, even if it is only a glass of wine here or there.
I guess what I'm getting at is does anyone have any suggestions. I want it to be a family and friends affair, with music, fun, a cake, punch, coffee, soft drinks and tea and maybe some finger foods. As for as the dancing part, we will have to rent either the Rose Community Center (not sure that is the right name) or a building on the fair grounds, because there is nothing bigger in town that would allow for dancing, and I don't want to have to drive anywhere else.
If anyone has renewed their wedding vows, I'm looking for some ideas. All help is appreciated. Hope everyone has a God Filled day, and a blessed week. Love, L.