Whether your first wedding was so steeped in tradition you wanted to scream, was a quickie ceremony at City Hall, or otherwise had nothing to do with your creative vision, your second wedding is your chance to get exactly what you want in terms of the ceremony and reception (and in the relationship). Review the following ideas for customizing your second wedding so you can fully realize your dream:
If you and or your partner have children, your wedding is the perfect opportunity to help them feel included. Whether you designate them as members of the bridal party, have them help with a unity candle or sand ceremony, ask them to read favorite quotes, or want to incorporate the kiddies any other way, go for it. Get their input and have fun. They will very likely love it!
Your second wedding ceremony does not have to be traditional...unless you want it to be. Feel free to have it at any applicable venue, such as a beautiful farm or garden, stunning banquet hall, or even your backyard. Go the church route if you want, but do not feel limited in any way.
White dresses are perfectly acceptable for second weddings, however if you want a cream-colored or ivory dress, that's just fine too. Heck, you can even wear a pantsuit or cocktail dress if you want! Browse options online---Pinterest is a fantastic resource--to find your dream wedding dress.
Getting creative with the food is yet another fun way to customize your second wedding. Consider food and beverage "bars," such as a water bar with regular, distilled, and sparkling water as well as garnishes such as lemons, limes, and cherries. Food bars can include those for appetizers and entrees, as well as a dessert bar, such as an ice cream sundae option. Who doesn't want to make their own sundae piled high with toppings?
Hope these ideas give you a great jumping-off point! Have fun!
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