How to Choose Wedding Dresses for a Second Marriage

How to Choose Wedding Dresses for a Second Marriage

It’s your second marriage and you are going to be a bride again. Don’t feel uncomfortable. Be happy about your upcoming wedding – a goodbye to your past and an embrace of a new promising life. But you are unsure about what’s acceptable and what’s not for an encore bride; you don’t know how to choose an appropriate wedding dress. Etiquette does exist and you need to know it. However, you deserve the happiness. Just follow your heart and choose your favorite wedding dress.

White dress or not? White color is almost universally used for traditional wedding dresses as it signifies purity and virginity. Some traditional moms or aunts will be shocked to see you in a white wedding dress. If you are a conservative lady or you think white is boring, turn to other popular colors like pastels. For these brides-to-be who prefer to stay in the white color family, try cream, ecru or ivory.

If you really want a white bridal gown, go for it. Remember that wedding dresses are not necessarily white. The tradition of white wedding dress came into being in the 19th century. Queen Victoria led this trend in her grand wedding with Prince Albert. On the other hand, purity truly means the pure heart. An encore bride as you also has a beautiful heart full of love and kindness. Dress in white to show your pure heart and sincere love for your loved one.

Veils, especially long veils, are reserved for first time brides. It’s inappropriate for an encore bride to wear a veil. But there is no regret as you have many other options. Modern hat, fresh flower, stunning feather fascinator, special hair jewelry or headband… There must be one you like. Choose a piece of beautiful headwear to show off your unique flair.

Trains are not suitable in this case. If you stick to a train, try a simple and short one to draw people’s attention away from it.

Brides used to wear a casual or semi-formal dress for second weddings. But recently the formality of the bridal gown and the wedding ceremony is decided by the newly-weds. A second marriage doesn’t mean to stay away from an amazing wedding. Just enjoy it!

Keep in mind your feeling and happiness is the most important.

Also consider your body figure, skin tone, the wedding time and venue… Anything that a bride needs to think about. Dress up and show your unique style on your second wedding day!