What to Wear When Renewing Vows after 30 Years

My husband and I have been married 30 years. We have earned a trip to Hawaii through his business. We were considering extending our time there and have a vow renewal. But, I am very lost on what is appropriate for someone who has been married as long as we have. What kind of dress is appropriate? Long, short? Strapless? We will be on a beach. I have read several of your listings on this forum and know it should not resemble a wedding gown. So what should it look like? I have been searching for DAYS for what I think will be fun, romantic and still be appropriate for a 48 year old who is still very in love with her husband. I just can’t do the hawaiian print thing! What should he wear? Are a white linen shirt and slacks ok? Are leis ok? There will not be anyone else in attendance. Please Help! I want this to be special but nicely done.

Donna, Wedding Queen, President; Top Wedding Sites

Since you won’t be having guests, and this is a private event, you can do and wear whatever you like.

But, if you want to read about what’s appropriate to wear for a vow renewal at any age:

Dresses for Vow Renewal Ceremonies

Have a wonderful trip and Happy Anniversary! 30 years is a beautiful testament to your love and commitment.


Thanks for your reply-now I just need to decide what my personal preferences are.