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Same sex renew vows

Discussion in 'Disney Weddings/Honeymoons/Anniversaries' started by Deafjeff, Feb 28, 2010.

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    Hi,

    I am going to take a risk and post this message...

    does anyone know of gay-friendly venue that I can ask my partner to marry me again!

    Jeff
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    Jeff, you have nothing to worry about posting that on here. I don't know the answer but I'm sure someone will :hug2:
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    aww thanks I am always nervous when posting message like this.

    I truly hope that I will be able to renew my vows in Florida!

    It would be a dream that come true!
    :hug2:
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    I really don't know the answer. I am pretty sure Disney and regrettably large chunks of the US aren't as open on this as we might like. From what little I know of Florida and some dear friends there are finding life pretty tough at times :sigh:
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    Welcome to the forums and you've no need to be nervous whatsoever :yes:

    I'm as useless as the others on this one :( I don't know the answer either but I bet someone on here does!
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    Hello Jeff! Welcome to Secrets!!!

    You can now actually have a vow renewal ceremony through Disney. They reversed there "no same gendered" ceremonies decision a little while ago.

    If you want to do it through them, you can contact their Weddings group and be assigned a planner. I don't know terribly much about it, but I do know that it's now allowed and can be quite nice.

    Disney is expensive though! :eek:

    Otherwise, if you wish to renew your vows, you'll need to pick carefully outside of Disney. Same gendered marriage is not allowed in Florida, and there is much intolerance out there. There is a gay based church in Orlando, and they would be more than happy to assist you.

    I hope that helps a bit. If you have other questions, post here and I'll be happy to try and help. :yes:
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    The problem would be that Florida does not recognise same sex marriages so therefore vow renewal would be difficult too.

    We'll help you all we can though - be sure you are among friends here.
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    Actually, no one can stop a vow renewal. :) It has no legal status, so it can take place. The issue would be having the renewal in a place that is gay friendly, or at least tolerant.

    I'd not want Jeff to inadvertantly wander into one of those horrendously fundamental places that make it clear we aren't accepted.

    There is a place on Cocoa Beach, owned by two men, and they specialize in Gay ceremonies. It too is expensive though. Anything of that sort will be.
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    Well I don't know if it's any help but I found this place in Ft Lauderdale



    The Atlantic Resort and Spa

    Contact Jami Kirk
    Tel: 954-567-8033

    Email: jami.kirk@luxurycollection.com

    This property has an on-site spa, the beach is located across the street, several gay-friendly night clubs in the vicinity, several gay-friendly restaurants located in the area. Their All Gay Concierge staff is in-tuned to the area’s happenings. This property is also a member of IGLTA.

    May be able to help you. :unsure:
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    LOL. Yep, Ft. Lauderdale has an active Gay Community, but that's a bit of a drive from WDW! :eek:
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    But they may know stuff about other areas maybe? :shrug:
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    Beach Place Guesthouses - Welcome!

    This is the place on Cocoa Beach, owned by Hernando and Joseph. :yes: They are originally from Chicago, and find the area a little short of culture (as they discussed with us when we stayed there) but are sticking it out.

    Their area of the beach is very pretty and each of their accommodations has a different theme. They would be a good place to check out if you wanted to travel (but not so far) from WDW for a ceremony.
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    http://www.gaychurch.org/Find_a_Church/united_states/us_florida.htm

    This is a listing of supposedly Gay Friendly churches in Florida. The only one I can vouch for and assure you is truly Gay friendly is Joy MCC in Orlando. The ministers there are gay, and ordained.

    You will see a longer list for Ft. Lauderdale, in keeping with Dawn's info that it is a more gay friendly area, in part because it is a larger city, and a true city, whereas Orlando is essentially an overgrown cow town. :)
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    Hi all,

    I am so moved by the level of responses here! Thank you!

    I am not sure where to start so would need to reply on people here to signpost me. As I truly hope it will be magical experience!

    That if I can keep it secret long enough from my partner!!

    Jeff
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    BTW We are staying at Disney Coronado Spring Resort.
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    Well, let's start with some questions. :yes:

    Do you see this as a ceremony? With guests? Just the two of you?

    Do you see this as a formal event (in that planning, ect. would be needed) or more casual, where you just do what you want, when you want?

    Coronado Springs is very pretty. There may be places there to do something.

    Did you think of maybe having an intimate dinner for two (say at Bistro, upstairs in France) for the ring exchange? Nothing like France for lovers, eh? :D

    Give us some idea of how you see it playing out and then we can help you. The only real guidance you need is to navigate the waters of intolerance (and WDW is extremely Gay friendly). :yes:

    So! Give us some thoughts and additional info and we'll make more suggestions! :D
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    Hi,

    It would be just two of us, as would like to affirm our love for each others.

    Would like to have formal ceremony as much as possible.

    I would love to ask my partner to marry me once again and do it in Florida as we had our honeymoon there so it would be wonderful if we could go back and renew our vows.

    Of course there is option for nice dinner together, but it is not the same as having ceremony over there!

    Jeff
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    Oh sure! But it is pretty far. :yes:

    Ugh. I did it again. I'm sorry Dawn! I "edited" when I mean to quote. I can only plead congestion. :sorry:
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    Sorry I can't help you with your questions, just wanted to say Welcome to secrets and I hope you have the best day ever and I am suprised that no one has yet mentioned that pictures of the day will be required :thumbsup: (but only if you want to share of course!)
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    OK. Great. That's where we'll start then.

    A formal ceremony with just the two of you and someone officiating, yes?

    So, budget? How much do you want to spend? Disney ceremonies have a miniumum, I think $3000 but the amount changes, so it may be higher by now.

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