Celebration Ideas for Your Second (or Third or Fourth) Wedding
Traditionally people don't do much for their second weddings. Perhaps they feel that a big event is unnecessary or that they don't want to impose on their families. Forget tradition! Every wedding is special, whether it's your second, third, or fourth. If you're celebrating love, then you deserve an occasion that shows how you feel.
Have a Small Ceremony and a Big Reception
If you did the big ceremony thing for your first wedding, then you're probably over it. This time through, you can focus on intimacy. Invite your closest friends and relatives to witness the event. You might even hold the ceremony in someone's home. What's the point of renting out a venue for an intimate ceremony.
A small ceremony, however, doesn't have to lead to a big reception. Use the money you saved with your small ceremony to throw a bash! Great food, good music, and open bar. If you can afford these things, then you have the right ingredients for a party that no one will forget.
Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously
Look, a second marriage is nothing to be ashamed of. It didn't work out the first time, and now you've moved on to someone else. Just think of your first relationship as a starter marriage. Now you're entering the one that really means something.
If you're on your fourth or fifth wedding, though, you deserve a little ribbing. Don't take yourself so seriously that you can't see the humor in getting married yet again.
You know that you're getting married again because you truly love this new person, but you can still poke fun at yourself. You can believe that everyone will be doing it behind your back, so why not take control.
For your fifth marriage, you could have a five motif. Perhaps your wedding party has five groomsmen and five bridesmaids. Many you serve a five course dinner. Maybe you keep talking about how awesome it is that you have five diamonds in your new wedding ring.
You can either look at your previous marriages as failures or learning experiences that have brought you to a higher understanding of love. Some people will look down at you for holding a bash. Who cares? Those people will always find something to dislike. The fact is that life has brought you to this wonderful occasion. You should celebrate it however you feel works for you.
Posted by Matt T.