Things don’t always go as planned in life. Unpredictability is what makes it all interesting, right? Of course, never regret decisions that you made from the heart, even if they don’t end up with the result you hoped for. So, even if your first marriage didn’t work out, you better believe that there is someone else who would be more than happy to spend the rest of their life with you. A second wedding as a mature adult shouldn’t be any less special compared to your first. You may not want the same things you did before, but you and your future spouse deserve to have a dreamy celebration of love.
Wedding guest list
The great thing about getting married for the second time when you have a strong head on your shoulders is the fact that you no longer feel the need to comply with anyone’s demands but yours. Therefore, if you don’t think it’s necessary to invite a huge number of guests to your second wedding, by all means, create a guest list that will include only your closest friends and family members. Maturity comes with age and one of its great aspects is the knowledge that you really only need to surround yourself with people who truly care for you and are happy to celebrate this occasion with you.
Getting married for the first time can definitely put some pressure on you. You can easily trick yourself into thinking that everything has to be absolutely perfect and lose the touch of personality in the process. The second time around, don’t waste your time with generic wedding invitations. Feel free to do something special and unique and unleash your creativity. Moreover, if you opt for meaningful save the date cards, both you and your guests will be left with a beautiful reminder of this important day.
Forget about all the worrying and stress that you had to go through when looking for the perfect wedding venue for your first wedding. You know better than that now. Since your wedding venue should match the number of guests, you can enjoy yourself a lot as you take the time to find a charming, intimate and cozy space that would only contribute to the overall atmosphere. Not to mention that you can actually get more creative and specific with décor if you don’t have too much space to cover. It’s perfectly fine that you want to impress your guests with décor, but remember that this is your day. In that respect, you should use whatever theme and décor that suit your taste the best.
When it comes to the wedding gown/suit, you should put your comfort before anything else. No one has time to deal with dresses and suits that feel suffocating or completely out of your personal style. Of course, make sure to start your search well beforehand, but don’t settle for anything less than what you think would be perfect. Now that you don’t have to worry about what others expect from you, you can truly enjoy yourself. What’s more, if you simply can’t find something nice enough to suit your age, personality and style, consider hiring a wedding seamstress. That way you can have your gown/suit made or altered to fit your body and desires perfectly.
The most important thing in making your second wedding truly special is to stop worrying about what other people will think. This may be difficult when you’re young, but it’s one of the major points of being a mature adult. Stick to what you want and don’t be afraid to make the most out of it. Not only will you find this day a lot more special but your guests will also be able to sense just how meaningful this occasion is for both of you.
Contributing Author: Claire Hastings is Australian designer, writer and regular contributor at ripped.me. She’s been writing as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat. Social media links: facebook, twitter.