Getting Married for the Second Time
Many more people in this era are choosing to remarry after their first marriage dissolves. This is a joyous occasion - you've found the right person to spend the rest of your life with! Depending on your beliefs, your second wedding can be extravagant or intimate. Many couples getting married the second time around choose to have an intimate destination wedding, as opposed to the elaborate religious wedding they had with their first marriage. Destination weddings are great for smaller wedding parties, and you can always choose to send out announcements of the happy event afterwards.
Choosing a Second Marriage Wedding Destination
When choosing your second marriage wedding destination you should take the same consideration you would with any wedding. Make sure you choose a destination that will be memorable and special to the both of you! Be aware of the laws in your chosen destination: you will need copies of your divorce papers from your previous marriage and any other legal documents to prove you are no longer married to your first spouse. Aside from that additional step, you'll want to follow the same rules as anyone who is choosing their wedding destination - do your research and take full advantage of the DestinationWeddings.com specialist who is working with you to create your special day!
Renewing Your Vows
Another type of "second marriage" is the renewal of vows. When renewing your vows to the love of your life, make it special and go someone distant and romantic. Since you do not have to have a legal document signed, anyone you wish can perform your vow renewal ceremony. Since you're renewing your vows, and not repeating your entire marriage ceremony, you may choose to get married again and renew your vows in an exotic locale or even on a cruise where you can avoid the hassle of filing paperwork. Whatever your reason to reaffirm your love, a destination wedding renewal of vows will make your remarriage one of the most memorable of your lifetime.
Second Marriage Etiquette
When getting married a second time, there are some rules you should follow in order to maintain good etiquette. It's not necessary to have attendants (such as bridesmaids and groomsmen). You can, however, have children from both parties involved in your second marriage. In fact, this might help with any family insecurities the kids may be feeling. Most people agree that a couple marrying for the second time do not require the same kind of housekeeping gifts as a "new" couple. Finally, remember that for all these reasons and more, a destination wedding is a great choice for a second marriage!
Inviting Guests to Your Second Marriage Destination Wedding
Inviting guests to a second marriage can be a tricky subject. One or both halves of the couple may already have children from a previous marriage, along with other relatives and special people who may have attended the first wedding. A destination second wedding can be as intimate as you like – you can even have just the two of you and an officiant. The amount of flexibility involved in a destination wedding can make it an excellent choice for a second wedding, as you may not feel obligated to invite as many guests to a wedding that is taking place far away from your home.
Destination weddings take considerable planning and research, and the best properties & accommodations often book far in advance of the wedding date.
The earlier you begin planning your wedding, the greater the likelihood you will be able to book the perfect property for you and your guests.