second wedding dress

Wedding Etiquette for Encore Brides 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, …

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second marriage engagement ring

Weddings are a special time for a couple in love, as it means they’re beginning life together as one. These days second marriages are as common first marriages, however a number of differences exist regarding wedding etiquette. One main difference is the engagement ring. When planning a second marriage, remember to consider engagement ring etiquette. This hardly means second wedding engagement ring …

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If you are chief bridesmaid for a bride to be who has been there, done that and got the t-shirt already it can feel like an impossible task trying to arrange a suitable hen party. After all you don’t want to be accused of making things too OTT with it being a second marriage but …

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vow renewal planning ideas

Vow renewal ceremonies are becoming increasingly popular with couples who have enjoyed many years of marriage together. They provide an opportunity for you and your partner to reaffirm your commitment to each other, and to celebrate your successful union with friends and family. Whether your marriage has been a happy one or you’ve suffered some …

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Question: I hear what’s being said loud and clear: if your married you cannot have another “wedding” unless you’ve divorced at first. However, my confusion is in regards to what occurs during a renewal, convalidation or whatever purpose it is, other than the initial wedding (I’ll stick with renewal for simplicity). First dance, Giving away, …

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Questions: My siblings and I are planning my parents 50th wedding anniversary out of state. I would like to have some type of religious ceremony but don’t know the difference between a marriage blessing and vow renewal. My parents are both Catholic (my father is a Deacon on sabbatical) however there were not married in …

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Vow Renewal Reception Question: My husband and I will be renewing our vows on our 15th wedding anniversary March 2008. We eloped the first time without any friends or family present. Our original witnesses at the civil wedding were a couple in line with us at the City Hall. So no one we knew was …

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Question: My husband and I will celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary in July. The marriage was never “easy”, but over the last two years our relationship deteriorated. We faced several major life stressors with our child and careers. The resulting depression made things even harder. The fights were becoming more frequent. After a while, we …

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Question: I am divorced and kept my ex’s last name due to simplicity and career. I am newly and wonderfully engaged. This is my fiance’s first wedding, and he’d like our new start and our relationship as a whole to have nothing to do with the ex, and I wholeheartedly agree. And then there are …

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Marrying a Widower Question: Need some advice. Marrying a widower in 8 weeks. His former in-laws (deceased wife’s parents) are deceased. The guest list includes her aunts, uncles, cousins. I’m thinking this is a bit extreme as he is not inviting the same for his blood family. Is there proper etiquette regarding this topic? HELP. …

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redo my wedding

Question: My husband and I were married a little over a year ago. What was supposed to be my perfect day was ruined. The ceremony was not what I had pictured. My father-in-law officiated the ceremony and told me he would use “traditional vows”. Instead, he used words such as “obey” and my husband and …

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Question: My boyfriend and I are talking about getting married. My first wedding was lavish and expensive – my father picked up the tab. My boyfriend is very traditional and wants a big wedding, tons of groomsmen, the chicken dance, garter toss…the whole nine yards. I am ademently opposed to all of this. I dream …

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Hello. I am hoping you guys could help me out. My fiance and I are getting married in just a few days, 6/14/2008. This is a second time around wedding for both of us. He had the wedding the first time, but I did not. We are having a church ceremony and intimate reception. The …

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wedding program wording help

Question: I am helping my boyfriend and his sisters plan a vow renewal ceremony and reception for their parents’ 25th wedding anniversary. I’m not familiar with vow renewals but I feel that the whole vibe seems too much like a wedding. His parents were married 25 years ago in his paternal grandparents backyard. It was …

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second marriage etiquette

Question: Hi, I will be remarrying my ex-husband. We were married 12yrs, divorced 10yrs, now live together for many years. I am not sure if it would be appropriate to have another wedding ceremony. Would people think it’s weird? I also wondered if reusing original wedding date would be strange? Neither of us remarried anyone …

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vow renewal 5 years

Question: I have used the search tool and gone through several threads but have not come across a thread as unique as mine, so I am going to give this a shot… My husband and I will be married for five years in May 2010. We originally had planned to renew our vows on our …

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vow renewal dress

Vow Renewal Wedding Dress for 30th Anniversary Vow Renewal Dress Question: My husband and I did not have a traditional wedding when we married nearly 30 years ago. I didn’t have a wedding dress or him a tux and we had only a small informal gathering after the ceremony. We have always felt we left …

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When choosing your rings for a second marriage, you may have some questions on etiquette. From engagement to the ceremony, we’re sharing a bit more insight about the etiquette in this department below including: Engagement Ring Etiquette for a Second Marriage Exceptions to the Rule The Question: Should a second-time bride wear one ring or …

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surprise vow renewal

  Vow Renewal Question: I am planning a surprise 25th wedding anniversary party/vow renewal for my mom and dad. My parents have always talked about renewing vows on their 25th, unfortunately my father was recently diagnosed with cancer, and every penny they have is going to his treatments, so they gave up on the idea …

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vow renewal program church

  Vow Renewal Question: My husband and I have been married 10 years and have decided to renew our vows and have our marriage blessed in the Catholic Church. What is the proper way to word the program? Full Question: I went to my priest and discussed what this type of ceremony would consist of, and …

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vow renewal save the date

   Vow Renewal Question (from Tanya): Hello! My husband and I are planning a Vow Renewal for our 15th anniversary which will be next November. I wanted to know when is the appropriate time to send out Save The Date Cards. I know its too early to send things out now or tell people, but …

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renewing vows at catholic church/

Vow Renewal Question: Hello everyone I am new to this site and I need some help. My husband and I got married this last June in a courthouse. I want to renew our vows in a catholic church. He is Roman Catholic but I am not. (but he has not been to church since he …

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25th-anniversary-vow-renewal-song-suggestions/

Special songs can make your vow renewal ceremony all the more special and deliver a subtle message to your guests at the same time. If you’re looking for inspiration concerning the song list for your anniversary celebration, reflect on your years together or look back to your original wedding day for ideas. In the meantime, …

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Via After the sadness, the anger and the grieving period passes – if it ever completely does, when is the right time to start dating and thinking about love again? Those are the types of questions we’re confronting today. The Question: How long should you wait to date after the death of a spouse? “When …

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Question: My husband is in the army and we are just now able to have a ceremony due to deployments. We’ve set the date (for the third time…crossing our fingers) now we need to know how to go about invitations. First of all how should we word the invitations? He and I are paying for …

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Question: My fiance are getting married in Mexico in January. It is his first wedding, my second. We are paying for this ourselves, so, we trying to keep expenses down. I have 3 children coming with us to be a part of the ceremony. We are sending out Save the Date / Invitations and want …

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top vow renewal songs

Vow Renewal Songs Question: I would like to have one of the songs we had in our wedding played during our vow renewal because it is our song and still expresses the way we feel about each other. But, I’ve also found another song that also expresses the way we feel about each other after …

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Renewing your vows is a special occasion that celebrates your enduring love and respect for your spouse. If you’ve been feeling as though a sample ceremony script can provide the help you need, check out the following and get ready to enjoy your special day! The script is ideal for anyone celebrating a 2nd-20th wedding …

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writing vows

Couples often choose to write their own vows when planning a vow renewal ceremony–after all, you’ve been through a lot together! However, experiencing “writer’s block” is not uncommon, but there’s plenty of ideas available for getting the creative juices flowing. You may also decide to recite your original vows, or make amendments to them. Whatever …

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vow renewal tips

Renewing your wedding vows is a very special occasion, and is frequently done on a milestone anniversary, such as a 20th or 50th anniversary, or after the couple has experienced a “rough patch” and wants to reaffirm their commitment to one another. Whatever your reason for celebrating, if you’re unsure where to begin, check out our …

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  Wedding invitations are one of the first items that your friends and family see in regards to your wedding so it is important to set the right impression.  In order to do that here are 10 things you should consider before purchasing your wedding invitations. 1. Price Unfortunately, everyone has a budget and a …

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second wedding questions

  When planning a second wedding, there’s a few etiquette hurdles to overcome, whether one or both spouses have been married before. Let’s take a look at some of the most commonly-asked etiquette questions concerning second weddings: 1) Should the Ex Spouse Be Told? Yes. If a man or woman is engaged again, it’s common …

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marriage proposal ideas

  Despite reports to the contrary, the institution of marriage remains both relevant and prominent in 2014. This is supported by the fact that while the rate of divorce in the UK has stabilised and even begun to fall during recent years, the number of people deciding to tie the knot has continued to rise …

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  As we all know, when shopping for engagement rings, there are many options to consider.  The search should be a fun and memorable experience but at times, it can get a little overwhelming!  Don’t let that discourage you; I’m here to help. With that said, let’s talk about the ever so popular cushion cut …

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second wedding etiquette

So your best friend has been lucky enough to find the man of her dreams, mach 2. Now what? Check out a few tips concerning showers, attendants, responsibilities and more: Do Maid of Honor Duties Change? Not exactly. If you need help with standard Maid of Honor duties, visit Maid of Honor: Her Duties in …

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second wedding ceremony

When planning a wedding ceremony, most brides get caught up in the flowers and the decorations. The truth is that the beauty of the wedding ceremony has little to do with words, music or what the bride’s wearing. Some weddings are magical simply because it’s obvious the bride and groom are so in love. Others …

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wedding ceremony ideas second wedding

Your wedding is all about you and your future hubby, so why not make the event as personal as you want? Check out three easy steps for creating the personalized wedding of your dreams, and have fun! Step One: You and Your Husband as Ceremony Participants The beauty of a wedding ceremony is partially about the …

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'Walk Down the Aisle' Songs

Planning a vow renewal ceremony requires considering what music to play during the ceremony in addition to the reception. You haven’t been a bride for quite sometime, so it’s not exactly appropriate to play “Here Comes the Bride”! However, there’s plenty of other fantastic love songs to choose from when walking down the aisle. Take …

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still married sign

Love HAS Kept You Together, Even If It Didn’t Work for the Captain and Tennille. Who says elaborate wedding celebrations are for newlyweds only? After all, half of marriages end in divorce, so it makes sense that committed couples who survive the ups and downs of a partnership should celebrate the ongoing success of their union. If …

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wedding day makeup

Wedding Day Beauty Tips As your wedding day quickly approaches, you are most likely beginning to create your wedding day look. This not only includes your wedding dress and jewelry, but also your makeup and hairstyle. All of this must come together to create the perfect look on your special day. However, coming up with …

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