Couples marrying for the second time are old enough to know exactly what they want. Many of them have done the big wedding thing, and prefer to celebrate with only close friends and family. Besides, they have different priorities. Many of them have careers, homes, kids, and they no longer feel pressured by their families -- or society in general -- to have a traditional wedding.
Although second weddings tend to be smaller than first weddings, that doesn't necessarily mean they are simple. Many encore brides and grooms pull out all the stops for their second "I do's."
If you are planning a second wedding, here are some things to keep in mind:
If you are divorced and want to have a church wedding, check with the cleric well before your wedding date to make sure the church permits second weddings. If you get turned away, try a nondenominational minister.
How do you involve children? Here are just a few ideas:
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