Beyoncé Chose a Much Different Wedding Dress for Her Vow Renewal

BeyoncéEven though half of her music is dedicated to tough break-ups and single ladies ruling the world, Beyoncé’s relationship with rapper Jay-Z is a rare achievement in the world of show business. The couple got married in 2008, with the Halo singer wearing a traditional bridal dress designed by none other than her own mother, Tina. But when the pair decided to renew their vows a decade later, the iconic singer chose a much different gown for the occasion.

Beyoncé’s First Wedding Dress Was Designed by Her Mom

Beyoncé and Jay Z on their wedding day in 2008For her first wedding, Beyoncé wore a dress her mother designed. It was a strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline and an A-line skirt that was reportedly made from a classic satin taffeta. Years later, Tina shared publicly on the Today show that she thought her daughter didn’t like her wedding dress much but wanted to honor her mother and wore it anyway. Tina went on to say that Beyoncé was adamant about letting her daughter, Blue Ivy, choose her own wedding dress.

A Wildly Different Second Bridal Gown

A rare image of Beyoncé and Jay Z on their vow renewal ceremony with her wearing the Thelma dress by Galia LahavIn contrast to her first wedding dress, her second gown was a lot more flamboyant and statement-making. For her vow renewal, Beyoncé wore the Thelma dress by Galia Lahav — a $12,000 figure-hugging silhouette that the brand’s website describes as a “Victorian wedding gown.” The gorgeous dress has an off-the-shoulder neckline with sheer drape silk tulle sleeves that bring elegance and effortless chic.

Much like their 2008 wedding, Beyoncé and Jay Z managed to keep the renewal ceremony completely under wraps. It wasn’t until their Run II tour that they shared a romantic film on stage from the special day. What made things really magical was that their three children, Blue Ivy, Sir Carter, and Rumi, were all there to witness their parents renew their vows to one another. Needless to say, everyone else looked flawless too.

Fun Games To Include At Your Wedding Reception

The wedding reception is where the party starts. Perhaps you want a way to keep your guests entertained, or you want to plan a reception with a difference? Whatever the case, here are some fun games to include at your wedding reception.


Croquet is one of the most fun games to include at a garden-themed wedding. Your guests can spend hours on the course and meet new friends.


Simply leave a bucket of dares on each table and let your guests loose. This can be an excellent way for everyone to meet other people.

The Shoe Game

The shoe game is great for any newlyweds. The bride and groom sit back to back with one of each of their shoes in each hand. Then, they get to answer questions by raising one of the shoes into the air.

Wheel Of Fun

Giant wheel? Check. List of fun things to do? Check. Now, you’re good to go! Your guests can have fun spinning the wheel all night and going through with the action on the card.


It’s a simple yet effective fun game at a wedding reception. The best bit? You can use the Jenga pieces as your guestbook at the end of the night.

Board Games

This is an easy way to include fun games at your wedding reception. Merely leave a selection on a designated table and let your guests go wild.


Who doesn’t love a good piñata? You can get all your guests involved and fill it with plenty of sweet treats to enjoy after dessert.

Picture Scavenger Hunt

The idea is simple. Write a list of things your guests need to photograph throughout the night. The table that completes it the quickest wins!

There are so many fun games to include at your wedding reception, the question is: how will you ever decide which ones to choose?