Many couples today have found their soul partners later in life and want to keep their ceremony simple. In some cases children of previous marriages are already independent, some even married with children.
To celebrate and start a new life with a new partner can be a tremendous occasion depending on the personalities and tastes of the bride and groom. The ceremony options for remarriage are endless.
Beach and garden weddings are popular for intimate wedding events.
Maybe Throw a Surprise Wedding!
Select a date and venue, then send out invitations requesting guests to attend what appears to be a party for some other occasion, like a birthday or a housewarming party. Actually, they'll really be coming to a wedding!
If it is a house warming party then family and friend will know that the couple both have moved in together. Some couples might even have moved to a new location.
For a house warming, guests might want to bring a gift as a token of their joy for their new union, but most couples do not want to receive gifts for the second wedding. Chances are, their cupboards are brimming with all the stemware, crystal, and fine china.
- No dress code is required for guests.
- No bridal showers or bachelor parties - instead they often want to include both children of previous marriages in the ceremony.
Skip the traditional walk down the aisle. Instead, play the musical selection of choice. The couple stands together, and welcomes each of their guests as they enter the ceremony to take their seats.
Actually, they'll really be coming to a wedding! If it is a house warming party then family and friend will know that the couple both have moved in together. Some couples might even have moved to a new location.
I have added some ideas for optional Save the Date or other invitation cards to use for a second time wedding.