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Old 11-27-2012, 02:18 PM   #1
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Vow Renewal

Well, we booked our flights and hotel reservations last night for our vow renewal in Las Vegas next April.

I guess I really need to get on the ball and start planning it. I'm thinking about doing some really cheesy, Elvis inspired, Blue Hawaii thing.

Or maybe just a very simple, traditional ceremony.

We're not planning on doing a formal reception, but may just take everyone out to dinner and then hit the strip. We reserved a small suite at The Palazzo, so may have room to have everyone up for champagne and cake, depending on how many show up.

Decisions, decisions. Any suggestions from the JUDDD BUDDDs??
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:09 PM   #2
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Sounds like an awesome plan!! Vegas is my happy place!! I am booked for April too
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:15 PM   #3
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That sounds wonderful, Dawn!! Early congrats to you!!
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:38 PM   #4
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We got married in Vegas!!! Have been contemplating doing a renewal there some time.....with Elvis of course. I can't wait to hear about all the wonderful plans, it sounds like it's gonna be fun!!
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:05 PM   #5
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Sounds great! I love Vegas. Can't wait to hear all about it.
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Congrats!!! Go for the cheesy!!! It would be so fun and memorable!!! I wanted to have a halloween wedding years ago. Everyone dress up and I could of worn a black lace wedding gown and omg it would of been so cool........but alas hubby wouldnt go for it! But if given the chance I would so renew our vows on halloween!
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:34 PM   #7
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How fun! Congratulations, and have fun planning the big re-event!
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What a lovely idea, Dawn! I hope you and your DH have an amazing time.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:04 PM   #9
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No suggestions from me, Dawn! Your plans for your renewal of vows sound so exciting. I've never been to Vegas tho my sister goes a lot.

Enjoy your special day!! I can't wait to hear all about it!
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:24 PM   #10
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Dawn, this is a cause for celebration! Here's to many more years of wedded bliss!
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:45 PM   #11
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Love what you're planning Dawn and (asking ahead of time) please give us the privilege of sharing your special event with a picture when the time comes!!! I KNOW everyone would adore that!

I'm imagining....."This is the Bride that JUDDD Made!" How cool is that? (Our resident writer needs to write a story with this title!)

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Old 11-28-2012, 02:28 AM   #12
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:36 AM   #13
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Awwww that is too cute!!!
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:41 AM   #14
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What fun! What a great plan!

It looks like a bit of online spelunking (search "wedding las vegas" and other phrases) will yield a rich vein of and-a-good-time-was-had-by-all choices.

Whatever you chose to do, I add my plea to Phyl's - we want pictures and stories!!!
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:52 AM   #15
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Sounds like so much fun. I can't wait to hear your plans!
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:15 AM   #16
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Congrats!!! Go for the cheesy!!! It would be so fun and memorable!!! I wanted to have a halloween wedding years ago. Everyone dress up and I could of worn a black lace wedding gown and omg it would of been so cool........but alas hubby wouldnt go for it! But if given the chance I would so renew our vows on halloween!
Our first date was on Halloween 13 years ago. We almost did a Halloween wedding!

Thanks everyone. I think we're leaning towards super cheesy, Hawaiian, Elvis, etc. DH has started posting links to Elvis songs on FB.

We got married in Las Vegas and the chapel streamed live video, so people who couldn't make it could view it on-line. Maybe we'll go that route again and the BUDDDs can watch if they'd like.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:39 AM   #17
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Oh yeah! Streaming wedding would be so cool! I'd love to "be there".
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:32 AM   #18
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Oooooh yes please!

My nephew did the Elvis experience when he married his partner of 20 years. Just them and their lovely daughters. Didn't even tell anyone until they had done the deed. Great way to celebrate his 40th too.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:29 AM   #19
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How fun! We went to Vegas last year (first time for both of us) and fell in love with it! We would love to get married in Vegas, but it looks so difficult to plan! If you have any tips for an easy wedding, let me know.

I'm all about cheese, so if you go that route, please PLEASE share with us!
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:56 AM   #20
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Lisa, if you do it at one of the hotels there is someone to help you plan it all. At least that's how it was when we did it back in '95 I just told the coordinator what I wanted and she did it all.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:11 AM   #21
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How wonderful!!!!

Make sure to take lots of pictures to show us! yay!
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:41 AM   #22
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How fun! We went to Vegas last year (first time for both of us) and fell in love with it! We would love to get married in Vegas, but it looks so difficult to plan! If you have any tips for an easy wedding, let me know.

I'm all about cheese, so if you go that route, please PLEASE share with us!
Many of the chapels have packages. That's what we did the first time, and it was all included in one price. We had 2 limos pick us up at our hotel, the flowers, flower girl basket and petals, photography, officiant, etc. were all taken care of. All we had to do was show up. Easy peasy. If you just google Las Vegas wedding chapel packages or similar, you'll get tons of links.

ETA: You can do it all on-line from the comfort of your own home. I loved it.

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Old 11-28-2012, 10:45 AM   #23
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Dawn, this sounds like so much fun!! A streaming wedding?!? How cool is that?? I'd love to see it!!
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A cheesy Elvis/Halloween streaming vow renewal cheered on by selected 'real' people and a virtual crowd of family, friends, and JUDDD BUDDDs!

THAT sounds like a great way to supplement your supply of good karma AND throw one heck of a party!!!

Be sure to give us the date asap so we can get that global UD scheduled!
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:01 AM   #26
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From what I hear from friends who got married there, you can buy packages and the hotel will do everything. So, flowers, cake, etc. I don't think it was too expensive either. and have fun!
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Fun Dawn! We were married by Elvis 10 years ago.

Some of our family went with us.
We flew back to V last Dec. to celebrate.
The business we used, put the ceremony on Internet for us.
Others got to view it without making the trip.
So happy for u.
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A cheesy Elvis/Halloween streaming vow renewal cheered on by selected 'real' people and a virtual crowd of family, friends, and JUDDD BUDDDs!

THAT sounds like a great way to supplement your supply of good karma AND throw one heck of a party!!!

Be sure to give us the date asap so we can get that global UD scheduled!
April 27 (our ten year anniversary is April 26, but we wanted to do it on a Saturday so we don't have to take the kidlet out of school). Details are still in the works.

Open invitation to anyone who wants to meet up in Vegas. I can't guarantee room in the chapel, but we could coordinate our UDs and kill the profit at at least one buffet.
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Chapel! I couldn't get that word.
We went on the cheap- cheap side with flowers. Other than what fake flowers were already in the chapel.
On the way to C. Hubby to b swiped a flower off a motels guest eating tray, that they leave when they are finished eating in their rooms.
We stayed at MGM hotel.
With a surprise arriving in v. We made arrangements to see one of my favorite singers...Elton John in concert that night or next night, forget.
So I told-tell people that Elton was n our wedding party. Smile. Amazing went on,
When leaving concert which included 100's of people... we some how ended up in the same elevator as his band members....just me and hubby! It was such a fun thing to happen.
Thanks for the fun memory's floating around this morning.
Thanks for the invite! Love it
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What a great story Ei!
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