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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Chinese wedding etiquette isn’t terribly different from Western wedding etiquette, particularly if the bride and groom are sticking to more modern practices. However, it’s still important to note assorted Chinese wedding do’s and don’ts before making your way to the ceremony hall. Check out the following to ensure yourself a good time: Color Code Traditionally, …

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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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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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Planning a vow renewal ceremony, but unclear or unsure about what the officiant should say? Don’t worry. There’s really no wrong thing for the officiant to discuss so long as it is about the love you and your partner share. Vow renewal ceremonies are often more personal than weddings, as they provide the chance to …

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Getting ready to celebrate your 25th wedding anniversary? This special anniversary is certainly cause for celebration, and with that in mind review the following checklist to ensure yours is a wild success: Venue Rental Rent a favorite venue capable of accommodating about 100 people. If you want to invite less people, go for it, but …

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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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Can’t decide what to wear to your 25th anniversary vow renewal ceremony? You’re hardly alone. Many struggle with what to wear to such special occasions! Yet fear not, there’s plenty of excellent advice floating around the internet concerning your silver anniversary. Review a few ideas to get started, and remember to have fun! Location Where …

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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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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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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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Planning a wedding is intense, so chances are you’ll take a few days off of work prior to the big day to handle last-minute details and greet your incoming guests. So, if you can’t get away right after the wedding for whatever reason (kids, busted budget, burned vacation time, etc.), why not plan a mini …

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The process leading up to a wedding can be a long and arduous one. These plans can sometimes be a year or more in the making, and while the end goal is a fun and memorable experience for all involved, it can all seem overwhelming for the couple involved in the day to day tasks. …

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Think about it. The family will already be together, everyone is off of work and an iconic meal is already in the works. If you’re looking for a good time to pull off a small second wedding celebration, why not at Thanksgiving? And even cooler? Make it a surprise! Perhaps the best part about choosing the …

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Forget the predictable lemon poppyseed or strawberry cake. If you’re planning a fall fête, take advantage of the caramely, spicy, gooey, deep autumnal flavors that warm our hearts, comfort our tummies and soothe our palates every season. Pumpkin spice, apple, carrot, caramel, fig — is your mouth watering yet? Beyond the flavors, the decorative details at …

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Gone are the days of having to wait to deal with snooty invitation stores. There are so many great online stores that sell invitations for second weddings and vow renewals. While there are hundreds of options, at Team Wedding we have our favorites so decided to share them with you. These online wedding invitation stores …

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 Wedding Invitation Tips, FAQ’s, & Examples The wedding invitation is where it all begins. It sets the tone for the style and theme of the event and gives guests their first glimpse into the tone of the big day! From more casual events to formal celebrations with details engraved on heavy card stock, there’s an …

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Second Wedding Etiquette Not that long ago, popular thought dictated that second weddings should not be elaborate, formal or extravagant; rather, one should aim for smaller, quieter and more intimate. Today, however, more than 30 percent of today’s weddings are encore weddings and decidedly more commonplace. The focus is on celebrating two people who have …

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No doubt, the mismatched-yet-matched bridesmaid dress trend is on the rise. However, with endless variations of colors in the world (think pastel, bright, deep, neon, faded, etc., just to name a few descriptors), this look can turn sloppy in a second. How do you avoid such a blunder? Simple. It’s as easy as a trip …

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Whether it’s the 5-year, 10-year, 20-year, or 50-year mark, anytime after a wedding is a great time to have a vow renewal ceremony. Ultimately it’s a personal choice and one that has to feel right to the couple, the most important part of the entire event is the re-commitment. No matter what reason the vow …

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Renewing wedding vows can be a meaningful, touching, and revivifying ceremony for you and your children, family, and friends. As a married couple, it is a time to pause and reflect on where you have been and where you are going. It is also a wonderful example to set for your children and grandchildren. Can …

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Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you love your bride or groom any less — you just have to be creative when it comes to gift-giving. Between all the last minute details, seating arrangements, guest arrivals, etc., it can be easy to forget (whoops!) a little token for your spouse-to-be. And don’t think …

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It’s difficult to overstate how important it is to find the perfect engagement ring for your fiancé. For some, this could be the difference between the ultimate profession of your love and showing that you pay zero attention to their sense of style and taste. Giving the perfect engagement ring is much more than asking …

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So, you have a daughter that is getting married. You have probably been envisioning this day since she was in diapers, and now the big day is here. Surely, she will look beautiful walking down the aisle in her wedding gown, but what about you? You may have been so caught up in helping your daughter …

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From nieces and nephews to cousins and friends’ little ones, children are some of the most precious guests attending your wedding. They’re cute, sweet, energetic…and restless; however, organizing a few creative children’s activities in advance will make them happy campers! In addition to activities, it’s important to line up some kid-friendly dining options, as Chicken …

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You don’t have to break the bank to give nice wedding favors. Truly, your guests will be thrilled that you took the time to thank them at all. We’ve gathered seven fun favor ideas that your guests are sure to love and use again. CONDIMENTS, LIKE HOT SAUCE: We all us ’em, we all love …

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Some of the most challenging details when planning your wedding reception revolve around the meal — what will you serve and how (buffet? plated?), who will sit where, who should you seat at each table and so on. Relax! It’s normal to be nervous about bringing two different sides of family and friends together at …

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It’s your second time around, and you may be looking to celebrate your nuptials with something a little more low key — but special nonetheless — than a giant soiree. Thus, we give you city hall weddings. And no, they aren’t what you’re thinking (a stuffy room sans charm or pomp and circumstance). City hall weddings are …

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second wedding tips

Getting remarried and concerned about doing it “the right way”? Planning a wedding should be a source of joy, not stress, whether the first, second or “Elizabeth Taylor” time around. The following etiquette guide will help you plan your wedding with confidence and ease. Enjoy! The Dress Many second-time brides ask if it’s okay to …

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second wedding tips

Saying “I do” again? Second weddings are very common, and don’t have to stick to traditional wedding “stuff.” You know what you want and what you don’t want, so why not make the planning and subsequent wedding as wonderful as possible? Check out a few ideas to get you started: Exes and Children If you …

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Going the traditional wedding route isn’t always an option for a second or third wedding, as many would rather try for a different type of ceremony. Planning a modern midlife wedding doesn’t have to include a church, a big white dress, or any of the other staples normally associated with nuptials. Check out a few …

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busy bride

You’ve confirmed and reconfirmed every vendor, given the caterer a final head count, spoken multiple times with your florist, attended all your fittings…whether a first, second, third or “Elizabeth Taylor” bride, there’s probably a few tasks that have slipped through the proverbial cracks. Check out 10 things you’ll forget to do before and on your big day: …

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