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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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  Wording Second Wedding Announcements Even though this might be a second wedding for bride, groom or both, you’ll still want to share the happy news that you’ve been married. Wedding announcements are sent only to those people not invited to the wedding, but who need to know that the marriage took place. The recipients …

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Wording Wedding Vow Renewal Invitations Since vow renewal ceremonies and the parties that follow are typically less formal than weddings, informal wording is used. Note the more formal wording for renewals in church or places of worship. [message_box title=”Traditional Vow Renewal Wording” color=””] The honour of your presence is requested at the renewal of wedding …

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Invitation Wording for Belated Reception or Party for a Destination Wedding or Elopement Note: There is no need to mention the wedding ceremony or details about the ceremony since the recipient will understand that the couple have already be married or will be married by the wording. (No mention of the wedding so guests will …

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Wording Second Wedding Reception Invitations There are times when the bride and groom would like to have a private ceremony or a larger reception and you’ll want to send reception invitations to some guests. According to etiquette, this is fine. Note that guests should never be invited to the ceremony and not the reception. If …

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Wedding Invitation Wording When Children of the Bride and Groom are Inviting Usually young children cannot invite, since they cannot really host. If the “children” of the couple are adults, they can host, or the children can host along with their parents. Following are a few examples. [message_box title=”Adult Children Hosting – Formal” color=””] Mr. …

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Wording Second Wedding Invitations – Parents Hosting With the many different family situations these days, it stands to reason the etiquette for wording invitations when parents are involved can get very complicated. Hosting typically means paying. [message_box title=”Traditional Formal Invitation – Bride’s Parents Hosting” color=””] Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walker request the honour of your …

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Wording Second Wedding Invitations: Bride and Groom Hosting There are many ways to word a wedding invitation when the bride and groom are hosting. Following are examples of the most common wording. Note the use of more formal wording (honor of your presence) when the wedding takes place at a church or house of worship. Notice …

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Second wedding books

Second Wedding Books and Information Planning a second wedding or remarriage isn’t easy. Luckily, there are lots of great books to read on the subject of second weddings, remarriage, encore weddings plus up-to-date etiquette information for all areas of life. While there is certainly no shortage of wedding planning resources out there, it is hard to …

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The Ultimate Jewelry Guide For The Entire Bridal Party Dresses and color schemes are usually the centre of plans for your big day – looking perfect is on the mind of every bride and that usually extends to everyone and anyone who might appear in a wedding photograph. The finishing touches make all the difference to …

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wedding planning keep calm

Your first wedding is usually a stressful, time-consuming affair. It’s usually super-expensive and it never goes as you planned it. So now you’re getting married again, you have a real opportunity to make sure it goes exactly as you want it to. Second weddings are usually the complete opposite of first weddings. They are usually laid-back, more casual, …

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second wedding toast

Below is a sample wedding speech perfect for a couple getting married for the second time. Sample Toasts for Second Weddings Best Man Speech, Second Marriage for Bride and Groom My name is James, and on behalf of Matthew and Angie, I would like to thank you for attending this union today! I have the …

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vow renewal etiquette

by Rebecca Black, Etiquette Now Is it okay to have a wedding cake at my vow renewal reception? Is it wrong to want a bridal shower? My husband and I have been married for about one year and are renewing our vows next spring. Since I never had a bachelorette party the first time around, I …

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second wedding etiquette advice

Second Wedding Etiquette Advice. 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 …

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Your Second Wedding Invitations Should Be A Reflection of You Luckily, there are no lack of options when it comes to choosing how to create wedding invitations. Wedding invitations can be issued verbally for informal events, engraved on heavy card stock for very formal events, and there is an endless variety of choices for semi-formal …

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