Planning a wedding today is a lot different than it was just 20 years ago and certainly a totally different event than it was 50 years ago. 20 years ago, the event was all planned by the bride and the bride’s mother primarily who dealth with all of the logistics like the venue, food, music, flowers and everything else. This made for a stressful occasion for the family that planned the wedding. Fifty years ago, wedding receptions were typically at the brides house or a restaurant with just the immediate family attending. Quite often this was a luncheon following a church wedding ceremony and was very low key. Today weddings are enormous productions that require professional help from consultants and wedding planning books in order to be able to recite your wedding vow to your beloved.
Besides a traditional wedding in your hometown, couples are selecting destination weddings and many couples are also wishing to celebrate a big anniversary with a vow renewal ceremony which have risen in popularity over the past few years. This article will look into ways to plan a destination wedding as well as some ideas for planning a vow renewal ceremony on a special anniversary for the couple who is happily married.
Destination weddings are appealing to more and more couples for many reasons. One reason is that they are less expensive to combine the wedding ceremony with the honeymoon while celebrating this special vacation with a few close friends and relatives or completely alone as a pair. Another reason these weddings are becoming more popular is that couples are choosing to get married at older ages and don’t visualize themselves with the huge princess dress in the church getting married anymore. The last reason is that many people have moved around a lot and do not have a real hometown or do not live in their hometown any longer so getting married in a special location to the couple is more meaningful. Many wedding consultants now work specifically planning destination weddings so that is something to explore.
Another newer trend is the planning of a vow renewal ceremony to commemorate a big anniversary. Because the divorce rate is a whopping 50%, many couples wish to celebrate their long lasting marriage by having a special ceremony where they renew their vows to each other. A lot of couples also like to plan these while on a vacation celebrating their anniversary. There are many websites that cater to these events, especially in tropical locations where a lot of couple want to get married or celebrate an anniversary. A lot of couples wish to include their children in the vow renewal as well making it a special family moment too.
Whether you decide to get married in a different location or wish to celebrate your special anniversary with a vow renewal, there are many professionals that can help you to pull off this great moment. Both of these events can be as over the top or simple as you wish.