When it comes to planning your second wedding, the rules are simple and stress-free. Preparing for your second marriage is where the real importance comes into play. Unfortunately, according to statistics, second marriages fail at a greater rate than firsts. How can we change that? How can we ensure a more successful and happier second …

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Whether you’re planning your second, third, or sixth wedding, a little help goes a long, long way. Review the following wedding apps to help you plan your Big Day, especially if you would rather not hire professional assistance. Postable Postable is a true godsend, as it makes collecting addresses for wedding invitations easy and fun. …

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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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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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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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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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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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Yes, we’re bringing back fondue. One of my most beloved wedding memories of all time is from a wedding weekend I attended in Whistler, BC. And it wasn’t even the main day that I remember most — it was the rehearsal dinner. Rather than the typical rehearsal dinner fare of a meat, starch, salad etc., the …

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We’re happy to report that yellow gold has made a full-on comeback. For so many years, every engagement and wedding ring style seemed to be fashioned from white gold. However, today we’re seeing brides opt for other shades like rose and, even more popular, yellow gold. And we’re loving it. Yellow gold has a unique vintage flair …

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No one said there had to be dinner involved. It’s your second time around, and you’re looking to do something a little different, to change things up a bit. And while we’ve been so focused on capturing the perfect sunset wedding photos, we’ve forgotten about an equally glorious and majestic time of day: sunrise. Our point? …

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In today’s wedding world, no fashion choice is off limits. We’re seeing brides gravitate more freely toward frocks of color, cropped lengths, fun fabrics and now — jumpsuits. For the daring bride who isn’t afraid to make bold choices, a jumpsuit is a cool alternative to a traditional wedding gown. And don’t think because you’re outfitted …

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Seasonal, whimsical and full of beauty, white tulips are a fitting floral for wintertime nuptials. While tulips come in all colors and sometimes different patterns (striped), we can’t help but swoon for all-white tulip arrangements — and the way they bend and swoop from a vase is almost magical. Perhaps our favorite way to arrange white …

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Decadent, extravagant and over-the-top can only mean one thing: The Great Gatsby. It’s your second time around, and you already pulled off the whole 200 person banquet hall wedding. This time, why not step out of the box and do something fearless, fun and fabulous? From beaded gowns to feather centerpieces, pearled cakes and Art …

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Your wedding reception is your opportunity to party the day or night away with your guests as you celebrate your marriage to your beloved spouse. But no one said that planning a wedding and a reception was an easy task. In fact, it takes months of careful planning, and of focusing on the smallest details, …

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By Alice Zhang, Azazie.com The wedding bells are ringing, but before you think to dig up your receipts from your last time down the aisle, pause. Chances are, you may have already had your dream wedding but with your new beginning, it’s time to take think take advantage of this opportunity with one-of-a-kind fashion flair. …

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If there’s one thing we love, it’s using natural materials to make a wedding day truly unique. Take twigs, for example — incorporating them into your floral arrangements and other wedding details adds texture, interest and that effortless rustic vibe so many brides seek nowadays. The best part? They are cheap, if not free! A simple …

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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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You’re engaged and over 40. Your first task: Dismiss all notions and stigmas regarding your age and adhering to the “frumpy, modest and mature” bridal code.  Sure, the days of sporting a full-skirted ball gown with endless embellishment are probably behind you. Who cares? It’s time to step into a new kind of sexy — confident, classy …

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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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Your Guide to Marriage Convalidation When Beth, a Protestant, accepted a marriage proposal from John, a divorced Catholic, he was unwilling to go through the long annulment process, so they married in her church. Without a decree of nullity from his first marriage, John felt uneasy attending mass. Beth noticed her husband’s spiritual battle but …

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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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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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Shooters have been and continue to be one of the biggest food trends when it comes to wedding appetizers. Whether oysters, mini grilled cheeses with tomato soup, pies or cookies, it seems every snack food has been transformed into shot form, and we’re loving it. Think about it — is it the best idea for …

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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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The two-piece wedding ensemble is having a major moment. (Check out this post on two-piece wedding dresses.) But if you’re looking to go a bit more casual than a beaded crop top and lace skirt, then we’ve got your answer. A trend gaining popularity in the wedding world is pairing formal, fun bridal skirts with …

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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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Sometimes less is more. Want to go casual food-wise on the big day? One word: barbecue. Fun, quirky and easy, having a barbecue-inspired wedding reception will make guests feel right at home. From bright sunflowers in mason jars to bandana napkins, bibs, ribs and more, going casual for your second time around/vow renewal is a …

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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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Black tie is not mandatory. If you’re planning a more casual affair, the fashion should follow suit! And casual does not mean sloppy, lacking elegance or less special. In fact, it can be as put together and thought out as a suit or tux. Dress the groom in something that reflects his style and makes …

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second wedding etiquette

Getting remarried and concerned about doing it “right”? Check out a few etiquette FAQs regarding second weddings, and remember, it’s your special day, so do what you want! What’s the Etiquette For Announcing the Wedding? If one or both of you have children, they should be the first to know. Tell your families next, and …

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On top of you wedding planning to-do list?  Have your venue, caterer and DJ lined up?  Kudos!  As you plan your big day, it is important to remember the legal components of your marriage.  Filing for your marriage license is an important to-do that can be left to the last minute. It is vital to …

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second wedding planning tips

Second Wedding Planning: What You Need To Know Planning your second wedding should be a joyful experience, not a stressful one! While stress accompanies the planning of any wedding, you don’t need to get caught up in the differences between your first and second ceremony. Check out a few etiquette tips and enjoy this special …

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