Getting Married the Second Time Around
Getting married for the second time? Or maybe you're marrying
someone who has already been married before? Here are a few
Don't Ask - Don’t ask about the details
of his first wedding… and if you were married before
- don’t bring up what you did at your first
wedding. Just concentrate on planning the wedding the way
you want it to be.
Big Versus Small - What about if he’s
been married before - and you want a large, traditional wedding
and he wants something much smaller and informal. This can
happen with couples that aren’t even dealing with a
previous marriage. The only answer here is COMPROMISE.
If your groom-to-be has been married before, then he should
allow you the opportunity to have the wedding that you’ve
always dreamed of. On the other hand, you still need to compromise
too. If your fiancé agrees to the church ceremony for
200 guests, then, you should let him choose the reception
Remember, choose your battles carefully. You can’t win
on every point, so choose which things are the most important
What to Wear? - No matter whether it is your
first, second or third wedding… the focal point is still
the wedding dress. Many second-time brides choose a simpler,
more elegant or sophisticated wedding dress. Many second time
brides will choose a floor length or cocktail length dress
in white, off-white or a pretty pastel. Many choose a dress
that they may wear again, such as a cocktail length dress
or a dressy, feminine looking suit.
Many "etiquette experts" advise second-time brides
to not wear a veil or a long train for their second wedding.
DON'T LISTEN to them! This is your day - wear what YOU want
to wear! Maybe you had a very small first wedding and now
you want to go all out! Wear what makes you feel beautiful!
When it comes to bridesmaids, many second time brides choose
to have a smaller wedding party with again, simpler style
of bridesmaids dresses.
Children in Weddings - If you or your fiancé
have children from previous marriages, include them as much
as possible in your wedding plans!
Children can be flower girls, ring bearers, bridesmaids, ushers,
junior attendants or even the best man or maid of honor. Children
can do special readings, sing a song or play an instrument
to be part of the ceremony. Wedding vows can also be written
to include children.
Children in Your Wedding
12 Tips for Children in Weddings
Helpful Hints When Kids
are in the Wedding Party
Keeping Kids Happy at the
Should I Register for Gifts?
- YES! You may feel uncomfortable that friends and family
gave you gifts at your previous wedding. There is no getting
around that! People will want to give you a gift for your
wedding. By registering, you help yourself by getting gifts
that you want and you also help your guests in choosing gifts
for you too.
When selecting items for your registry… you may already
have all the china and kitchen items that you need, so try
registering for other items such as sporting equipment (his
and her roller blades?), camping gear or a new computer.
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