Why the Wedding Never Ends For Many Celebs

   By drodriguez  May 02, 2012

Every year of marriage in Hollywood must feel like at least a decade to the rest of us that live somewhere outside the limelight. The difficulty of making it through a year of marriage in Hollywoodland may be the reason so many celebs choose to celebrate with a renewal of their marriage vows as often as once every 12 months.

Heidi Klum and Seal were famous for throwing lavish weddings once a year before their recent split. And now others like Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian are joining in on the wedding bliss renewal. A recent Hollywood Gossip report shares some of the details of Carey’s recent renewal in Paris complete with a designer gown and the Rev. Al Sharpton flying in to officiate. She and Cannon have made a habit of throwing a wedding for themselves once a year since their original vows in 2008.

Having your wedding vows renewed is a personal decision that varies from couple to couple. Maybe you need a clean slate or the first wedding wasn’t what you’d hoped for. But with many celebrities the yearly weddings, usually attended by friends and family in locations spanning the globe, seem to be simply a reason to throw a big party.

What do you think of the idea of renewing wedding vows? Would you ever do it?

Do you think celebs take vow renewal too far making it a yearly event? Should friends and family be expected to make it out each year?

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thebutlerdidit by thebutlerdidit | CHEBOYGAN, MI
May 14, 2012

I actually feel that it's rather narcissistic to keep focusing on yourselves year after year. If you feel that you may be slipping up on promises (vows) that you've made to each other then you need to work it out between yourselves.

lavender56 by lavender56 | VILLA PARK, IL
May 11, 2012

I guess celebs have the money to have lavish parties anyway so,i believe alot of the things they do with their lives and lifestyles are publicity stunts anyway. For us regular joes renewing your vows every few years is nice. Seems like everyday peoples marriages last longer without renewing vows than celebs.who do.

jemappel by jemappel | Rye Brook, NY
May 07, 2012

I think it's nice if couples want to do that. For many celebs, it sounds like an excuse for a party and to be self-indulgent.

Ladysteeler by Ladysteeler | GREENSBORO, NC
May 04, 2012

I think its up to the couples themselves. We just here about celebs more because they are in the public eye. If that's what it takes to keep the marriage going, go for it.

basilandcatnip by basilandcatnip | GARLAND, TX
May 03, 2012

Depends on the relationship. And the real root reason/purpose of doing it. If it's genuine and from the heart, celebrating the people you love... they should be appreciated everyday. And every day should be treated as special.

lekhamary by lekhamary | fontana, CA
May 03, 2012

I think once a year is way too over the top.

idevasir by idevasir | RCH CUCAMONGA, CA
May 03, 2012

I think this is ridiculous and a waste of money. But if you are a celebrity with millions of dollars, then I guess you have the luxory of being able to throw money away. But this isn't the case for the rest of us..

mrshd46 by mrshd46 | Willingboro, NJ
May 02, 2012

My husband and I celebrated our 11th anniversary 2 weeks ago. While we have not renewed our vows, I can see how it could be a way to refocus a couple and remind them what brought them together. Also, we don't have a lavish party, but we do enjoying drinks and dinner with close friends to celebrate.

brookeblogs by brookeblogs | Barnesville, OH
May 02, 2012

I think it's great to renew your vows, but having a lavish extravaganza every year seems like a bit much.

tsmith02 by tsmith02 | Dolton, IL
May 02, 2012

I personally like the idea of renewing vows every year, especially in Hollywood. Maintaining a relationship is difficult, I can only image what it's like when you're in the spotlight. Renewing your vows is renewing your commitment to one another. It's like starting a new relationship every year. Most people like to party. it should be no big deal for family and friends to attend every year, as long as its the the same drab thing every year. i wouldn't renew my vows every year maybe every other year or if we have a rocky year.