Post # 1
As an encore bride, I’ve struggled a little with wanting to ‘go all out’ and celebrate (because I am so over the top excited about marrying this man) and needing to be frugal (we both have families) and tasteful (second wedding for us both)…
So, I have been wondering, what special activities (if any) have other encore couples planned as a part of their wedding celebration?
Thanks for taking the poll!
Post # 3
We’re going all out. We’re having a joint stag and hen party (what we call bachelor/ette parties), then I’m having a bridal tea with my mum’s generation (like a shower but without the presents).
We’re having a rehearsal diner the night before the wedding, the wedding itself and a day-after barbecue plus we may have another lunch with my grandma two days after the wedding.
Then after two nights in a nice hotel in Scotland, we’re flying out for a 24 night honeymoon in SE Asia.
Might have a wee party for the professional photos and video for the wedding party and our parents when we get them.
Post # 4
We aren’t doing anything special. We didn’t have a wedding party, and FI’s parents live over 800 miles away. I am just excited for the wedding! We are going to Vegas to get married, and his family is meeting us there.It’s kind of like our vacation/wedding rolled into one.
I am actually glad we weren’t doing any of the parties, just alot more stress on us. Plus our enagment really wasn’t all that long.
We are doing kind of a honeymoon thing though, we are going to a cruise to the Bahamas for our 1 year anniversary with his family. I am def looking forward to that too!!
Post # 5
Oops! I just realised that this is for second time brides and I’m not one.
Post # 6
This is my second wedding, FI’s first. He had a bachelor party and I’m having a bachelorette party and his coworkers are throwing us a shower (otherwise, we’re not having any showers). We’re still doing the traditional rehearsal dinner to thank the wedding party, and we’re definitely doing a first look so we don’t have to wait to take photos until after the wedding.
Post # 7
My wife and I had two joint bachelorette parties, both given by friends. (Our wedding party consisted of my son and daughter, neither of whom lived in our area.) We rented a big house for all our wedding guests, and ordered in a bunch of pizzas the night before as our “rehearsal dinner.” (There was no actual rehearsal.) And we served breakfast at the house the morning after the wedding.
Post # 8
We’re doing it up, but differently. (I’m encore, it’s his first time)
We’re getting hitched in Vegas on our 8th anniversary–just the two of us.
Then a month later we’re having my family up for my birthday on Thursday night, doing a Friday night combined bachelor/ette party out on the town with a party bus with siblings and friends, followed by a Sunday morning hosted family brunch.
It isn’t too wedding-y but we still get the most out of our celebration weekend. 🙂