Question from Barbara:
My husband and I will be renewing our 30th Wedding vows on the Carnival Valor cruise 12/06/2009, by the cruise Captain and I was wondering if you feel this dress would be an appropriate dress.
Would you suggest something more simple or another color? I was wondering if it is ok to wear white again? any advice would be appreciated.
Answer from Bridal Expert Angela:
Hi Barbara, the dress is beautiful, and is entirely appropriate for a cruise wedding renewal of vows. A renewal of vows can be either extravagant or simple depending upon the couple. Many couples never had much of a “real wedding” when they first got married, so like to have a more extravagant renewal of vows.
What you are planning sounds very appropriate. A renewal or second wedding should be more subdued than a first wedding from an etiquette point of view. A cruise renewal of vows is very popular choice. Yes, it is perfectly fine to wear white again, but know that it is a more modern choice. The traditional choice is to go with ivory, pale yellow or other soft colour. The choice is yours.
I think you choice is perfect. Enjoy! and congratulations!
Angela Fiebelkorn, Ask The Expert