wedding program wording help

Question: I am helping my boyfriend and his sisters plan a vow renewal ceremony and reception for their parents’ 25th wedding anniversary. I’m not familiar with vow renewals but I feel that the whole vibe seems too much like a wedding. His parents were married 25 years ago in his paternal grandparents backyard. It was …

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I am a 39-year old woman. My mother passed away five years ago and about a year after that, my father finds a girlfriend via an online dating site and has been dating her ever since. In June, my father announces to me that he will get married in October. I had no indication that …

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Question: Hi–I will try not to be confusing, even though I am confused. My son was killed 5 years ago. He left behind his wife, that our family loved, and one grandson. I babysat this grandson for the 1st 9 years of his life, 4 of those years being after my son died. My ex-daughter …

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name change after wedding

Second Marriage Name Change Question Question: I was married before and have one son. My son has his father’s last name and I took back my maiden name. My son’s father hasn’t seen him since he was 3 (he is now 10). I’ve been trying to get my son’s name changed to my maiden name …

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second marriage etiquette

Question: Hi, I will be remarrying my ex-husband. We were married 12yrs, divorced 10yrs, now live together for many years. I am not sure if it would be appropriate to have another wedding ceremony. Would people think it’s weird? I also wondered if reusing original wedding date would be strange? Neither of us remarried anyone …

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vow renewal 5 years

Question: I have used the search tool and gone through several threads but have not come across a thread as unique as mine, so I am going to give this a shot… My husband and I will be married for five years in May 2010. We originally had planned to renew our vows on our …

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widower boyfriend

Question: I am in the weirdest relationship I have ever been in in my life. I met R about a year after his wife passed away. We started out as “just friends” and played together as a band – like Simon & Garfunkel– I admit I thought he was cute but I was kind of …

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renewal dress

Question: Hi there. My husband and I have been married for 12 years, and as our wedding was a rush and a bit of a disaster we always planned to renew our vows or have a blessing of our marriage in a church. We had planned to do this at our 10 year anniversary but …

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bridal shower second marriage

Question: My sister-in-laws, with the help of my maid of honor (maid of honor is out of town so she would like to host it but cannot so my sisterinlaws are doing it with her help), want to host a Bridal Shower for me. This is a second wedding for both my fiance and myself. …

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remarriage after death

Question: My mother passed away 5 months ago due to a heart attack. My parents had been together for over 44 years. My 65 year father recently met a 45 yr old woman at his bank who handles his bank account. They started dating a few weeks. Recently, my father gave me an indirect hint that …

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second marriage issues

Question: My kids are 17 (g), 20 (g) and 22 (g) his (all boys) are 17, 24, and 26. Before we moved in together 3 yrs ago I was pretty much of a pushover. I held the line on important issues like substance abuse, sex, school, curfews, obeying the law but everything else was anarchy. I …

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vow renewal dress

Question: My husband and I have been married for 10 years. I already purchased a dress I fear is too formal and need suggestions to “down play” it. I hear it would be better to wear my hair down with not elaborate jewelry? I am not wearing a veil or gloves. The dress has a …

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dating a widower

Dating A Widower: I have been dating a widower for a little over a year now. I’ve known this man for over 20 years. He and his late wife were friends of our family when she was still alive. She died 3 1/2 years ago in a motorcycle accident. He was driving the motorcycle and …

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vow renewal dress

Vow Renewal Wedding Dress for 30th Anniversary Vow Renewal Dress Question: My husband and I did not have a traditional wedding when we married nearly 30 years ago. I didn’t have a wedding dress or him a tux and we had only a small informal gathering after the ceremony. We have always felt we left …

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engagement ring for second wedding

Getting Remarried Question: I’m forty-six and so’s my fiance. We are both divorced, each with two college-aged or older kids. We’re now shopping for an engagement ring and wedding bands for both of us. He and I are both professional craft artists, so we’re having fun looking for unusual settings, stone combinations, etc. The problem …

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wedding decorations church

Second Marriage Question: I was married for 18 years and am now divorced. I was unfaithful to my husband. I regret the choice that I made to be unfaithful the week after that happened. I made the choice to leave my husband. I didn’t leave him for just that reason. I married him in a …

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Exchanging Rings At Vow Renewal Ceremony

They are a couple of the most popular questions among those planning their vow renewal: “Are we supposed to exchange rings at the ceremony? Do we use our old ones or buy new ones?” And we’re here to help settle the score and stop stressing within your planning. This should be a fun time for …

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surprise vow renewal

  Vow Renewal Question: I am planning a surprise 25th wedding anniversary party/vow renewal for my mom and dad. My parents have always talked about renewing vows on their 25th, unfortunately my father was recently diagnosed with cancer, and every penny they have is going to his treatments, so they gave up on the idea …

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