We have a tradition here in the Philippines where if you reached your 25 years of marriage, 50 or 75 (if you are still both healthy) we will celebrate it with renewing our wedding vows, you get to wear a white dress again and walk down the aisle. But before hosting another wedding event, here are the pros and cons that you need to know first.
It is a great achievement for any couple who has reached their silver and gold wedding anniversary. From diaper changing, raising a child, field trip chaperons, building your dream house, buying a family car and a lot more big achievements, especially when you have your kids graduated from college. There are a lot of things that you can tell your husband, the admiration and the love you have for him that has grown over the years. How thankful you are that despite all the circumstances he still manages to be a good husband and a father to your children. You can also be an inspiration to your children, that if they have committed to marriage they should take care of one another and stick through thick and thin. Tell them the secret of how you still manage to keep the fire burning in your relationship. So that in the future they will know how to deal with arguments and misunderstandings.
You are busier than you’ve ever been. And hosting an event like this means planning for it for months, just like planning your first wedding. It is time-consuming. Guests might even think that your relationship with your husband now is rough that is why you need to refresh things with him. To make you both remember how it was used to be when you are madly in love with each other 25 years ago. Also, guests will think that you just want to receive money and gifts, or even attention (this is the worst). Being in the generation of social media where everyone boasts about this and that to get likes and attention, they will judge your actions the minute you upload something. They can even think that you want to be “the famous couple who has survived 25 years or 50 years of marriage”. And it will hurt you to the bones. You can never tell them to tell only positive comments; there will always be that negative comments or trolls. So you better prepare for that.