Planning Your Second Wedding: 7 Tips


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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 your wedding, so if you want to wear white, go right ahead. Rock a veil or a train if you want to as well. If you don’t feel comfortable wearing a veil, there’s plenty of other fabulous options to choose from, including tiaras, flowers, and wide-brimmed hats.

Gifts

Sure, you might already have plenty of fine china, and you certainly don’t need another toaster oven. This doesn’t mean you can’t register for gifts! Try registering for “fun” stuff, such as electronics or camping equipment. Having a registry that’s all about your honeymoon (more on that later) is another possibility, as there’s plenty of fun activities and amenities to register for, whether you’re at a ski resort or a enjoying a tropical paradise.

Tone

Was your first wedding crazy-elaborate, and you’re having feelings about doing the same for your second? Fear not. Second weddings do tend to be more low-key and intimate, however there’s no reason not to throw a wonderful shindig if you want to. After all, you’re marrying the person you love…why not celebrate it in glorious fashion?

Marriage License

The procedure for obtaining a marriage license is essentially the same as the first go-round. The one exception is you must procure your divorce decree or certificate of death if you’re a widow. Find out specifics by contacting your county clerk’s office.

Prenuptial Agreements

A prenup is usually a very touchy subject, but if you have assets to protect, there’s nothing wrong with obtaining one and going over it with your partner. This is especially important if the financial future of your children is something to think about.

Premarital Counseling

Going for a few premarital counseling sessions is a good idea, particularly if you have concerns or fears about repeating past mistakes. You’ll enjoy a better understanding of your partner’s expectations with the help of an objective professional.

Honeymoon

Don’t forgo the honeymoon! You and your special someone deserve it, even if this is your fourth wedding. You don’t have to bring the kids either, as you can always plan a child-friendly vacation at a later date. Find a destination that appeals to both of you and have a great time!

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