In the past, winter weddings were the exception rather than the rule, but that has certainly changed. Today, they are extremely popular, so you are just as likely to be invited to one in the winter months, as you are in the summer. Which is why we think you will all enjoy this roundup of …

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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