Post # 1
Ours has morphed into us having a teeny tiny destination wedding and it looks like the final spot will be Key West! We’re in process of securing where right now! I’ve been contacting people all down there and will have the exact mini version of the wedding we both wanted and its’ style down to the exact color scheme perfectly too!
After getting married, we’ll just laze around for a week and then fly back home and have our reception with about 50 or less people! Same style again as before (when we were having our larger destination wedding in Pensacola) but in Atlanta!
Our road to the altar has twisted and turned. It has definitely been a journey, that’s for sure. Some days tears (after cancelling our wedding on the Gulf Coast due to oil spill), some days pure joy. But with the same style and feeling has kept the chaos under control. I’m so glad I found Weddingbee when I did. It certainly helped me keep things in perspective despite planning issues that arose.
Being an encore bride isn’t easy. You have alot on your plate. Maybe you’re a mom, or maybe you’re becoming a stepmom? Alot to factor in. I guess tonight I’m looking back as I’m entering the last two months before my wedding and being a little sentimental, but want all of you to know that encore brides (and grooms) are absolutely amazing! Being fearless enough to open your heart to love again is amazing.
Post # 3
Our wedding was absolutely amazing! Definitely one of the happiest days of my life! Simple. elegant and definitely different from any other wedding that I have ever attended, which is exactly what I wanted!
Wedding planning was way too stressful and took up entirely too much time and I would NEVER want to plan another wedding ever again! I was grinding my teeth like crazy at night! I was surprised by the utter lack of help and interest but on the other paw, I was extremely proud of the end result because I basically did it all! I pulled off a beautiful wedding for less than 5K while buying virtually EVERYTHING online! I HATE shopping in stores and the one time I went to a bridal salon, they made me feel ancient! The first place where I ordered a custom-made dress broke my heart with a horrible replica, but luckily I found a more beautiful dress later on!
I wish there was a way to make the actual wedding day last longer. It really went by in a blur. A wonderful, beautiful blur. I positively glowed for days afterwards!
Post # 4
Yours was so beautiful Bluespurrs!
You both looked so happy and your vintage gown was lovely.
I love hearing about this! Let’s see what other encore brides are doing or how their big day was!
Hugs to everybody 🙂
Post # 5
@ Bellenga, I am heartfelt by your story! I am not an encore bride but your positivity and high engergy is inspiring!
Fill me in on the details, I’d love to hear about your special day (so soon to come!!)…Whats your destination dress like??!?!
Post # 6
@bellenga, it sounds like your wedding will be quite similar to ours. We had the mini-destination wedding in Massachusetts, with only a dozen guests. We then drove back to DC and had a reception for 60 people (and one dog). We got to spend time with our guests, both places, instead of just saying hello in a receiving line. The whole thing ended up very warm and personal.
Post # 7
I loved your pics btw 2d! And all your diy touches as well as the amazing ketubah!
Thanks Ladylike for the sweet thoughts. I will begin dress search in a few weeks, buying a sample or off the rack somewhere. I do know it will be strapless!
The immediate focus right now is on moving this week/weekend. It’s making me crazy. I hate this. Cannot stand moving. Rather have a root canal personally. But that’s just me. Between having to work all day and then coming home to pack it’s wacky. Just wacky. Poor Fiance is going nuts orchestrating the creation of our backyard fence at his house for our pooches. The HOA is adding this and that to our “must haves” for the fence contractor, and it went up 1k more than we had figured it would.
Poor T. He and I need a nice glass of sangria on Sunday evening. I think we will do just that!
Post # 8
EEEK! Kick your feet up and relax….a glass of sangria sounds like its just what you need 🙂 Perfect perscription!
Post # 9
Yum, I love sangria!! Enjoy!!
@bellenga – I’m sorry that you have had to change your plans, but come the day of, you will be so happy and what you are doing sounds perfect!!
It’s true that being an encore bride wasn’t easy at times and I def. went through some emotions I expected and some I certainly did not. The fact that my mom said to me on our wedding day, “I know this one will last” goodness, thanks, Mom…because I know my mom, I know she meant well, but it still stung a bit. Planning our wedding was awesome because we knew that it was going to be done “our” way and no one elses! And at the end of the day, I know that my husband is my one true love and our wedding day was the happiest day of my life!
Enjoy this sentimental time…it will be gone before you know it!
Post # 10
Amen Bella. I have kids, he doesn’t. They will meet him for the first time at my wedding and I hope they like him.If not, too bad, we live 1000 miles apart. Dont get me wrong, I want them to like him but Im tired of worrying what others will think. I was married to their dad over 23 yrs. My youngest is 22 and his daddys boy and he cant see me with anyone but his father. His father hasd been living with his Girlfriend over a year and he is very vocal that he does not like her. Oh well, its MY DAY, right? Im so thankful to have found this site , I have no one to share with. Many people think its stupid of me to have a wedding and wear a gown, but I will do what I want. I hate to sound like a bridezilla already but Im fed up. LOL. Ive been a wedding consultant for many yrs and its so fun planning for my own! Congrats to all!!
Post # 11
@CindyMarie:I think it is awesome to have a wedding! Good luck!
Post # 12
Have a blast Cindy planning your wedding! It is a celebration of love and however you two wish to proceed ahead is simply up to you and your FI!