Second Wedding Stationery
Paperia | September 2014
Remarriages can raise a unique set of questions and challenges for an engaged couple. Whether this is the second marriage for you, your fiancé, or both, consider the following advice when searching for appropriate stationery.
Announce your engagement the same way you would a first marriage – in the newspaper, via printed announcements, or at an engagement party.
However, keep in mind that whenever possible, children should be the first to know of your plans to remarry, as they will be most affected by the union of two families.
Invitations should be selected to match the style and formality of the occasion. Second marriages can range from more relaxed and intimate celebrations to large, grandiose affairs.
It’s common for couples to pay for their own wedding when remarrying, but that’s not always the case. The wording of your invitation should reflect whomever is hosting the event. This could the couple themselves, parents of the bride or groom, both sets of parents, or the children of the couple.
Some couples who are remarrying feel compelled to indicate their preference for “no gifts.” However, there should be no mention of gifts anywhere on a wedding invitation or within a wedding invitation suite – even for a second marriage. Instead, express your wishes by word of mouth and solicit the help of the bridal party.
Typically, couples may want to avoid inviting former spouses or in-laws to their second marriage, even if they are on good terms. This could create awkward or tense situations for the involved parties or your guests.
Upon remarrying, couples may choose to issue formal printed wedding announcements to those who were not invited to the wedding. They may also serve as a means to communicate name or address changes. These announcements are no different than those issued for a first marriage.
For more information about planning your second marriage, visit I Do Take Two
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