Is this Marriage Mach 2? Wedding etiquette for encore brides has changed! Second weddings are usually smaller than first weddings – and more personal. Couples marrying for the second time are mature enough to know exactly what they want, and many have already done the big wedding thing and want to celebrate with close friends and family only. Besides, priorities are different this time ’round. Many couples have careers, homes and children, and no longer feel pressured by their families – or society – to throw a traditional wedding.
If entering into a second marriage, wedding plans don’t have to be less elaborate. Many encore brides and grooms want to throw big shindigs, and that’s just fine!
When planning a second wedding, keep the following things in mind:
Feel free to register for gifts. If you already have all the household items you require, consider setting up a honeymoon registry or having guests donate to your favorite charities.
If divorced and want a church wedding, check with the cleric before your wedding date to make sure the church allows second weddings. If you get turned down, try a nondenominational minister, or go the civil ceremony route.