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YGM2: DIY Vow Renewal Series

A about a week ago, I announced that the Mr and I have decided that we want to renew our vows.  If you didn't see that post you can check out the re-proposal here!  Anyways, it got me to thinking that maybe I should chronicle this journey here on YUMMommy.  Now I had already planned to write about the important stuff like finding my dress, what our new wedding bands will look like and all that other good stuff.  But then I saw from the comments and a few tweets that a few you wanted me to do a whole series.  And I thought 'why not?'




Behold YUMMommy Getting Married: DIY Vow Renewal Series!  I'm really excited about this series because for starters I love all things wedding and love related.  I'm a hopeless romantic at heart and when the Mr and I decided to elope instead of having a wedding, I was a little bit heartbroken about it.  Every woman has dreamed since she was probably 4 or 6 about what her wedding day would be like.  I was no different.

But when we first tried trying to plan a wedding after we got engaged there was just way too much going on in our lives.  Then I got pregnant with Moo.  And from there y'all know stuff kind of fell apart and we ended our relationship for a year.  But when we decided to get back together, we were so determined to make it 'official' that we just kind of skipped over the idea of planning wedding and just eloped.   Not to mention, I had found out that I was pregnant with JJ.  So, I wasn't really going to be in the mood or shape to plan some huge affair.

This time around though is different.  We're in a good place.  Our third wedding anniversary is coming up next month.  And the best part of all is that I'm not pregnant and don't plan on being pregnant until the end of 2014 or early 2015.  So, no worries there.

However, the one worry that I do have is budget.  Weddings, even vow renewals, are known to be a bit on the expensive end.  And we're not ballin'.  Not yet anyway.  It's like as soon as you mention the word wedding prices for flowers, cakes and clothes doubles and in some cases triples.  So, I've decided diy and hustle as much stuff for this vow renewal as I can.  

Part of the reason is because I really want to be able to splurge on the reception location and food.  At the end of the day if nothing else goes right on the day of, I want to be comfortable (not too hot, not too cold) and I want to be able to eat my share of delicious food.  We're keeping it kind of small and intimate in terms of the guest list.  So, I'm really confident that things are going to fall into place.  

I will be using my blogging/networking connections to get deals and hookups anyway and anywhere I can.  There is no shame in my planning.  And speaking of networking, if you're currently blogging (or have blogged) about your wedding/vow renewal ceremony be sure to let me know here.  I'd love to show you some love and spotlight your posts in the YUMMommy Getting Married Facebook and Google+ albums.  I'll also be giving out retweets and blog shoutouts.  Think of it as my way of spreading the bloggy love!

Whelp see ya next week for another YGM2 post!


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16 comments

  1. Congrats again and I can't wait to see your series. If I don't hurt my hubs we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2015 and I would like something nice and simple this time around a renewal party or something different maybe a brunch.

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  2. Congratulations on your vow renewal. I'm so excited to see where your plans take you. The hubs and I did the Justice of the Peace thing almost 20 years ago; I regret not having the whole she~bang.

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    1. Thanks! Well, here's to hoping that you will get your wedding/vow renewal ceremony too.

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  3. Sounds like a great idea and look forward to checking out your series! We participate in our church's annual vow renewal but will be doing a return to our wedding location next summer for our 5 year anniversary/vow renewal. It really is a special opportunity to renew your commitment!

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    1. I think it's a great that your church hosts an annual vow renewal ceremony. It's so important to reflect on the reasons why you united with your spouse in marriage.

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  4. Congrats on the renewal! It's always great to see couples take the time to recognize and rejoice in their journey so far. Wishing you a beautiful day and many many more memorable years to come.

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  5. I am so happy to read that you are going to renew your vows. I am sure doing DIY you will save a lot. For our wedding I DIY many things and many friends helped with other stuff and that cut the cost down.

    wish you all the best

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    1. Yes, DIYing cuts down on the cost a lot! I definitely recommend that couples try to DIY as much as they can and get family and friends to help out too.

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  6. Yayyyy... Congrats!!!!! I love weddings! Well, Hubby & I just renewed our vows hopefully I can get that post up & share it with you!

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  7. Yay for vow renewals! I know what you mean about the dreams of a Cinderella wedding when young and then to pretty much elope in reality. I wouldn't have it any other way now because one thing that sure was there was true LOVE.

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    1. Love is definitely the most important thing. I also feel like there's not as much pressure this time around with planning because we're already married.

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  8. This is awesome! Congrats to you and the hubby!!

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