- Don’t wear engagement rings from the past. Once you begin planning and announcing the news, all signs of former loves should disappear.
- If hosting your engagement party, do not expect gifts. We don’t host gift giving events for ourselves.
- Whom to Invite? When planning your special event, realize that you can invite anyone you want to your wedding. You may want to avoid inviting former in-laws and ex-spouses, even if you’re on good terms. It could be socially awkward.
- If you want to wear a traditional white wedding gown, go for it. The‘no white’rule has been abolished.
- Registering for gifts is perfectly acceptable. If you already have all the household items you need, consider setting up a honeymoon registry.
- If you are divorced and want to have a church wedding, check with the cleric well before your wedding date to make sure the church permits second weddings. If you get turned away, try a nondenominational minister.
- Consider a destination wedding. They are a popular option for second weddings.
- If you have kids, involve them. This is a great way to prevent them from feeling alienated and to help them get excited about your nuptials.
The Second time around in marriage can be a great new beginning for you and your groom!
Everyone could use a little help here and there. Know your limits. If you don’t think you can handle a certain task, do not be afraid to ask your family and or bridesmaids. That is what they are there for. Remember when you asked them to stand by you on your wedding day? Well, they don’t just get to wear a pretty dress and smile. They should get their hands a little dirty too. They may not know you need help and you can’t assume someone will ask you. Don’t be a martyr.