Marriage connects the lives of two people forever. However, that is not always the case. Often we fail to recognize our true soul mate the first time, or the second, or the third… Anyway, remarrying is something quite normal today. But despite that, there is a certain etiquette concerning remarrying. Here’s what you need to know if you are planning to say “I do” again.
White Dress & Veil
The top question of brides who want to remarry is “Can I wear a white gown and a veil?” The white colour and the veil symbolize that that virginity and purity. That is why many women who walk the aisle for the second time choose to wear a less traditional outfit. However, not many of them know that white also stands for celebration. Therefore, there is nothing wrong with putting on a white dress again. However, the situation is different when it comes to the veil. It is better if you skip it. But if you really want to wear a veil, you should get a smaller one that won’t cover all of your face.
Announcing the Engagement
The first people you need to inform about your plans to get married are your children, especially if they are small or still living in your home. Don’t forget that your marriage will change their lives to a certain extent. Then, of course, tell your parents, closest relatives and friends. Also, if you have kids with your ex-spouse, make sure you tell him/her about the engagement.
Big or Small Wedding
It doesn’t matter, as long as it is different from your previous wedding. So, for example, if your first Big Day was lavish and huge, then have it small this time. If, on the other hand, it was quiet and modest, you are allowed to make it big! Just try to organize a wedding that is different. Otherwise, you may be reminded of the old days all through the ceremony and the celebration.
Those of you, who had a shower the first time round, should skip it. However, you can still invite your friends over a party or a girls’ night out!
Many couples that decide to remarry feel uncomfortable to register for gifts again. But there isn’t a rule that you should not do it. Nevertheless, make sure you point out what you want since you may already have the traditional wedding gifts like china, silverware and all sorts of vases.
This is pretty much all need to know about remarriage etiquette. However, at the end of the day, don’t be afraid to express and celebrate your love the way you want it to!