A wedding is an amazing occasion, and while you may have pulled all the stops for the first one, it’s possible to make a second one even more incredible. This is a more common occurrence than you think, with a whopping 42% to 45% of first marriages ending in divorce. Have a look at four ways in which you can make your second wedding a special one and create better memories than you did the first time around.
Wear Whatever Kind of Dress You Want
The classic white wedding dress has been worn for an extremely long time by a large number of brides, and there’s a good chance that you also wore one for your first wedding. If you’ve ever wanted to step out of the regular and wanted to try out a different color of wedding dress, your second one is the perfect one to do so with. With a wedding dress costing an average of $1,600 in 2019, there’s a good chance that a traditional wedding dress will cost you a pretty penny. Apart from simply making your second wedding special with a different colored dress, you also stand to make some savings as different dresses will likely not cost as much as the regular wedding dress.
Incorporate Details of Your Relationship
Each relationship is unique and beautiful in its own way, and you can make your second wedding an event to remember by incorporating details of your relationship into it. Little details like your decor, traditions, and lifestyle can find their way into your wedding and they will make it special for you as they represent how you met, who you are as a couple, and more. Rather than conform to other people’s opinions and ways of doing things as most people do at their first wedding, you can make things different and add more of your character and tone to them.
Make Sure Documentation Is Complete
Because this time you know what’s required and all the processes you will have to undergo, it should be easier to plan ahead this time. This will make things a lot easier and faster and more satisfactory for you, leaving you with more time to enjoy with your new spouse. Things like coordinating with the church you go to and filling out prior divorce papers should come easily. 58,048 persons were received into full communion with the church in 2018, and you can bet that not all of them knew the exact process required.
Think About Your Guests and Formalities
For your second wedding, you can get more personal and informal with requirements such as dress codes and more. Let it be more of a celebration than an event at which people have to follow a strict code, especially if this was true for your first wedding. You can follow a more relaxed setup, and have it be more of a celebration and period for enjoyment than the last one was, and your guests will enjoy the free interaction and share your joy a lot more. You have the benefit of experience at your second wedding, so use it to your advantage by doing the things you were not too happy about a bit differently this time around.
For your second wedding, you can go as big or as small as you please. Remember, it’s all about you, and because you have experienced a wedding before, it should be easy to plan for a better and more successful one this time. Make the most of your second wedding by following the four tips above, and you will probably be a lot more gratified this time and enjoy it a lot more.