Say I Do Again
With 2nd Wedding Ideas
You have done it once, and now you need 2nd wedding ideas.
Often, second brides want to have an intimate, meaningful occasion
since the first time was a huge wedding event.
Most of the time we see more relaxed and smaller events the second time
around, however there is always the exception. We compiled a list of
2nd wedding ideas, and the results are listed below.
Since they tend to be smaller events, you have a lot of options when
picking a location. Here are a few ideas:
- The top choice for many couples are destination weddings.
You can go by yourselves and have a romantic wedding and honeymoon, or
you can invite a few select guests
to join you for a few days.
Most people think of islands or a beach
wedding for a destination wedding, but there are many other
options including the mountains, Disney World, a lake house, a major
city like New York or your favorite place to vacation.
- A favorite restaurant can offer an intimate environment for
your wedding. You can have your ceremony at a place of worship or
outside, and then you can treat your guests to dinner at your favorite
- A Bed and breakfast is a romantic option. Many are very
beautiful and allow you to have the ceremony in the garden and your
reception dinner in the house or a tent. They work well for destination
weddings also as it offers a place for out of town guests to stay.
- Yachts and boats are a fun option depending on the size of
your event. If you live near a large lake or river you can rent a yacht
for the evening and have your wedding on the water. Visit nautical wedding ideas
for more information.
Second Wedding Vows
2nd wedding ideas wouldn't be complete without talking about your
wedding vows. Wedding vows for second marriages often carry more
importance for many couples.
Writing your own vows allows you to add meaning and a personal touch to
your ceremony, so this might be something to consider for your wedding.
Spend some time and think about what makes you a great couple. Come up
with a list of things that really describe who you are together and
what makes your relationship strong and unique.
Also write down your favorite quotes, poems and scripture. Spend a
weekend putting together your vows and reading them out loud to each
It is a good idea to try to memorize your vows, but it is OK to have a
cheat sheet for the day of the wedding if you are nervous.
Yes, you can wear white for a second marriage! Although not always
acceptable, in today's world it is very acceptable for a bride to wear
white for her second wedding.
However, if white is not your style it is perfectly OK to wear your
favorite color of choice. Match your dress with the style of your
wedding. If you are having a relaxed beach wedding, your dress can be
less formal to fit the theme.
Wear a dress that you are comfortable in that shows your personal
style. Remember, your second wedding is about you!
Visit our second
page for more ideas and helpful information.
Bringing Two Families Together
If you or your fiancé have children, including them in the ceremony is
the perfect way to help bring together the two families. Here are a few
2nd wedding ideas for including children:
- Depending on her age, make your daughter a bridesmaid or
- Have your young son or daughter be a flower girl or ring
- Ask them to read a poem, passage or scripture during the
- Involve your children in lighting the unity candle.
Explain to your children that their role in your wedding is very
important and that it means a lot to you. Involving your children in
your big day will hopefully remind them that they are still an
important part of your life even though you are getting remarried.