Getting married for the second time? Or maybe you’re marrying someone who has been married before? Here are a few tips:
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 you want.
If he’s been married before and you want a large, traditional wedding and he wants something much smaller and informal or vice versa the only answer 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. But you need to compromise too. If your fiancé agrees to the church ceremony for 200 guests, then, you should let him choose the reception location.
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. Be as flashy as you want with your bridal jewelry and accessories.
Many “etiquette experts” advise second-time brides to not wear a bridal veil or a long train for their second wedding. Don’t listen to them! This is your day, wear the bridal accessories you want to wear! Wear what makes you feel beautiful!
When it comes to bridesmaids, many second time brides choose to have a smaller wedding party with simpler bridesmaids dresses.
If you or your fiancé have children from previous marriages, include them as much as possible in your wedding plans. Invite them to be bridesmaids and groomsmen or junior attendants and let them participate in family ceremony rituals.
Children in a second weddings 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.
You may feel uncomfortable registering for wedding gifts because 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, camping gear, electronics, or honeymoon excursions.