Are you tying the knot this year? Well, one thing you’ll need to tick off your wedding to-do list is buying your wedding ring. Unlike many other aspects of wedding planning, this stage is actually quite easy, and is lots of fun! However, there are a few questions you should ask yourself to ensure you’re …

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Creating the wedding guest list is a vital part of the planning process, because it determines the budget among other things. Deciding how many people to invite to a wedding can be a source of tension and friction between the happy couple, as one person usually wants to keep the guest list on the smaller …

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Older couples getting ready to tie the knot probably do not need a new blender or toaster oven, however gifts are still appreciated. Check out the following wedding gift ideas ideal for older couples…and feel free to get creative! Experience Gifts Give the gift of a fantastic experience. Provide your favorite couple with a wonderful …

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Airbrush makeup is the camera-wedding makeup option beloved by celebrities. The stuff stays put all day, never looks sweaty or oily, and reflects light so well you always look great in photos. It’s subsequently a popular trend among brides, as wedding photos are something to look at throughout a couple’s life together! Learn a little …

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If you are wondering if you should schedule the bachelorette and bachelor party on the same day, you are hardly alone. Many have asked this question, whether getting married for the first, second, third, etc. time. Review some of the benefits of holding bachelor and bachelorette parties on the same day to determine if it’s …

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It might be your second wedding, but that doesn’t mean it’s not your first time purchasing an engagement ring. If you are new to the “please marry me” ring-buying process, use the following tips to help yourself navigate the stormy waters of engagement ring-dom. Do Your Search Whether you purchase an engagement ring from an …

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If you need a little help planning your second wedding and don’t want to hire a wedding planner, try any of the following apps. There’s dozens of wedding apps out there, with many functioning as digital wedding planners that remind you of everything from when to pick up your cake to your actual wedding date. …

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Wedding invite etiquette tips.

Wanting to get it right the second time ‘round is a common theme among engaged couples who have been married before. The “get it right” theme applies to planning as well, such as your wedding invitations. If your wedding invitations from your first wedding were less-than-great and you want to ensure everything is fine this …

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Your wedding cake is one of the focal points of your Big Day. If this is your second wedding and you want to glorify your cake because it’s, well, glorious, consider the following fabulous ideas! Whatever you decide to do…have fun! Canopy Give your cake its own little room! A dramatic canopy is a stunning …

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No kids allowed etiquette.

You allowed kids to come to your first wedding, and for whatever reason it was a disaster that scarred you for life. If you would rather not do the same for your second wedding but would rather not offend anyone, don’t panic. There’s plenty you can do to ensure ankle-biters do not attend your wedding. …

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Let’s say your first wedding was an etiquette disaster for whatever reason. If you’re looking to avoid the same thing happening at your second wedding (and who wouldn’t), use the following etiquette guide “for dummies” to ensure a seamless event everyone in attendance will love. Guest List Determine how many guests you can invite to …

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What makes a wonderful rehearsal dinner that everyone will enjoy as much as the wedding? Read on to find out! You might have had a less-than-stellar rehearsal dinner at your first wedding, however you can ensure Rehearsal Dinner Mach 2 is exactly what you want. Formal Or Not Make your rehearsal dinner as formal or …

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Being a groomsman is more than showing up in a tux and drinking with your buddies. There’s numerous things to take care of to ensure the wedding is a raging success. Take your role as a groomsman seriously, especially if your friend or brother’s first wedding was at a city hall and he’s new to …

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If you’re attending a destination wedding for the first time and are wondering if bringing a gift is necessary, you’re hardly alone. Whether it’s a friend or family member’s first, second, third, or sixth marriage, you’ll be relieved to know showing up “empty-handed” is not a big deal. This is especially true if you’re traveling …

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The bride might be the wedding star, but that doesn’t mean the groom can’t shine too! If you’re in the midst of planning your second wedding and want to ensure your groom looks amazingly-fantastic, keep the following tips in mind. Go For A Custom Fit Yes, off-the-rack tuxedos and suits are cheap, especially if you’re …

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You and your hubby decided to elope. Both of you have been married before, and you wanted to skip the wedding planning hubbub and stress that surrounded your first nuptials. There’s not a darn thing wrong with eloping with your true love, however if you’re “hearing it” from family and friends, you might want to …

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Was your first wedding an exhausting affair? Do you want to skip the whole shabang entirely this time and elope? Before you leave on a jet plane for Vegas, keep in mind your friends and family might take your elopement, er, not well. Avoid this by keeping the following etiquette tips in mind….it will soothe …

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Planning a destination affair for your second wedding? If new to the concept, keep in mind it can be a lot of work, but also very fun and rewarding. Whether getting hitched in Aspen, the Virgin Islands, or somewhere else in the world, keep the following do’s and don’ts in mind to ensure your wedding …

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Did the rehearsal dinner at your first wedding not go as well as you had hoped? If preparing for your second wedding and do not want to repeat Disaster #1, read on. Your rehearsal dinner is just that–yours–so relax and have fun! Use the following tips to make your rehearsal dinner a big success: Decide …

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Wondering what to wear to an upcoming wedding? Whether it is the couple’s’ first, second, or fifth marriage, don’t feel bad if you are stuck for attire ideas. How you should dress depends greatly on the type of wedding. Some are waaaay more casual than others, after all! Rather than calling the busy bride and …

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If the invitations were a fail with your first wedding, don’t allow history to repeat itself. Use the following advice about wedding invite wording to create invitations that follow etiquette protocol and look great besides! Hosting Your Wedding Since this is your second wedding, you’re probably hosting, right? Write the invitation so it says “[Your …

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If you’ve decided to preserve your second wedding gown, be sure to do it right! Preserving your wedding dress protects it from issues such as color changes, spot development, and general deterioration. Save your dress from these problems so you can wear it again, pass it down to the next generation, or simply treasure it …

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Lucky in love for a second time? Congrats, you have the upper hand! You know the do’s and don’ts of wedding planning and you have the chance to make this love affair everything you want it do be and nothing you don’t. Since you’re already a pro we want to help take your plans one …

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Did children put a damper on your first wedding ceremony and reception? If you don’t feel like going through that again, well, who can blame you? Sure, some children are well-behaved thanks to their parents, but others are not (also thanks to their parents). The decision to have a child-free wedding is one likely to …

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Planning the rehearsal dinner for your second wedding, and want to ensure it goes perfectly? If your first wedding rehearsal dinner wasn’t the dream experience you envisioned, review answers to the following frequently-asked questions and enjoy your second rehearsal dinner with your amazing partner: Who Do I Invite To The Rehearsal Dinner? This is entirely …

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Most people have a basic understanding of wedding etiquette, however there are still a number of etiquette mistakes most couples didn’t know they were making. Rather than joining this group of brides and grooms, take the following mistakes into consideration and avoid repeating them as you plan your nuptials for the second time: No Wedding …

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If your first wedding was dry or you made the blunder of a cash bar, consider your second wedding your redemption. An open bar may be one of the more expensive things on your wedding to-do list, but it’s well worth the effort. Your guests should not have to pay for anything at your wedding–after …

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Want some extra help planning your second wedding or vow renewal, but don’t have the budget or the inclination to hire a wedding planner? Fear not, there’s plenty of fantastic wedding planner apps to download, most of which are free and provide a wealth of resources and advice. Let’s review some of the best wedding …

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Getting ready to plan your second wedding? Rather than getting caught up in thinking about what you should do differently from your first wedding and feeling stressed about it, check out the following etiquette guide and make planning a seamless process: The Dress Wondering if it’s appropriate to wear white? Of course it is! It’s …

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Is your vow renewal or second wedding coming up, and you want to purchase a great gift for your hubby? There’s plenty of fantastic options to show your man how much he means to you, any of which he’ll surely flip for. Review the following ideas and pick the one that suits your husband’s personality …

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Airbrush makeup is a more recent wedding trend many brides swear by. It’s a favorite of celebrities as well, and something to consider for your vow renewal or second wedding. If you didn’t like the way your makeup looked in photos the first time ‘round or your mascara was running down your face by the …

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For today’s couples, personalization is top priority when it comes to planning their weddings. From monograms to custom fashion, personally-designed stationary and unlikely cake combos, couples are all for personalizing every detail of the big day. Maybe you want to wear a colored wedding dress or make a quirky entrance by bike, and that’s cool. …

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Destination beach wedding inspiration

Tying the knot the second time around has a different feel to it, one that is likely to contrast sharply with your first marriage. In your first nuptial ceremony, you were probably nervous (understandably) and hoping that everything would go perfectly (it never does). Now, you’re coming up to a second marriage and you are a bit …

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They’re fluffy, soft, romantic and abundant in spring. Ah, peonies. We’re absolutely taken with these beautiful blooms. They are the flowers dreams are made of. Super popular for weddings, peonies add a fullness to arrangements and bouquets, whether beautifully bunched on their own or nestled among other types of foliage. Pair blush peonies with lamb’s …

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Looking to add some extra “pop” to your wedding day decor? Instead of obsessing over small details like place cards, candles and other table decor, a bold table cloth or runner adds all the wow factor you need. And once you choose loud linens, every other detail can and should be simple, so you’re off …

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It’s your second time around, and you’re planning destination I dos. How fun! There’s nothing better than a destination wedding. Imagine: All of your closest friends in a destination of your choosing, away from work, carefree and toasting your love. Destination weddings are ideal if you’re hosting a small event because prices add up…fast. If …

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It’s the color of that sweet, plump, eat-over-the-counter fruit we all love so much. The color of flirty cheeks. The color of a paint-worthy tropical sunset. Peach was a popular hue in the 80s and 90s, only to be deemed “out of style” years later. Now, it’s back and bigger than ever. Cheers for peach! Softer …

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If you’re planning a small wedding for your second time around, you’re probably scaling some things back. However, you still need to “cut the cake,” a right of passage for every newly-married couple. The solution? A single-tiered cake! And just because it’s small, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice any style. Every single-layer cake deserves full cake treatment, …

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We’ve been in winter for far too long. Thus, we’re naturally dreaming of warm weather, blue water and sun-kissed skin. Couples planning their second weddings usually decide to go for a smaller affair. (They’ve already done the big blowout wedding, and now they want something intimate and meaningful.) Also common among second weddings? Ditching tradition and going destination. …

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Are e-invitations tacky or ‘with the times’? We’ve been asked several times by readers if an e-save-the-date or e-invitation is acceptable or too far from tradition — and we say nothing’s off the table! From e-vites to honeymoon registries, modern-day couples are making decisions that fit who they are, their lifestyles and personalities. E-vites have …

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