For women preparing to tie the knot for a second time, it can be an understandably poignant lead up to the wedding. In the words of great playwright of William Shakespeare, "the course of true love never did run smooth." Deciding to get married again is a bold statement that tells the world you are ready to move on and trust in love once more.
You're a different woman than who you were before your first marriage, and the lessons you will have learnt up until this point are invaluable.
Here we take a look at what to consider before this exciting day that will mark a new chapter in your life, and the beginning of you and your partner's future together.
Do I really have to do the big white wedding all over again?
It's not uncommon for brides about to embark on their second wedding to feel a little apprehensive about having a big celebration, especially if they have experienced it all before. However, you can rest assured that there's no pressure to do the whole white wedding with an eye-watering price tag and a long guest list.
There are plenty of ways for you and your partner to keep the day special, while at the same time understated.
The Knot suggests such approaches as you and your beloved welcome your guests to the ceremony before it starts. This is not only a great way to break the ice, but it also creates a relaxed, more intimate atmosphere for close friends and family.
If you want to keep things small, there's a great opportunity to add a memorable spin to proceedings by doing a destination wedding – far easier to plan with a simplified guest list.
What sort of wedding dress will be right for the ceremony?
When it comes to choosing a wedding dress for the day, some brides may feel like they perhaps shouldn't go for a ball gown, but you're free to choose whatever makes you feel beautiful and confident!
Drop waist and mermaid-style wedding gowns can be a tasteful option for a second marriage, but if you see something at our bridal boutique that catches your eye, go for it! It's a special day and you deserve to look and feel like a million bucks.