Post # 1
I am getting married 11/6/2010 for the third time. My 1st marriage was to my highschool sweetheart at 21 yrs of age that lasted about 5 years. Geat guy, still good friends. My second marriage 10 years later was an elopement that lasted less time than my 1st marriage. Again, great guy, but it was a mistake. Both weddings were paid by me and fiance.
Anyway, I am much older and wiser now and I have chosen the RIGHT man for me, but I am getting LOTS of advice about what I should NOT do, particularly with my wedding dress. For example, my mother suggested that I wear a pant suit or sometging similar in ivory or champagne. My sisters/bridesmaids keep steering me towards simple tea length party dresses. I don’t want a fairytale princess dress, but I do want to look special and gorgeous in a GOWN. Any suggestions???
Post # 3
Maybe get a beautiful non wedding dress? Ultimatly, it is your wedding, wear what you want to wear, and ROCK it!
Post # 4
I have a similar history:
1st marriage: nearly a courthouse ceremony in a chapel across the street, in a white skirt suit–cute, but marriage lasted but less than a year (young and dumb)
2nd Marriage: tea-length dress in a cliffside wedding, lasted 10 years.
Hopefully the third time is the charm–we’ve been together nearly 9 years already, and I want the gown this time because if the third time isn’t it–I’m done, lol 🙂
Wear what makes you happy I say 🙂
Post # 5
I’m a first-time bride but I’ll be 44 at the time of the wedding. At first I was very self-conscious about wearing anything “too bridal.” I was worried about dressing too young and looking ridiculous … like I was trying too hard. As I started shopping, though, I discovered I really DO want my chance to look like a bride … just not an over-the-top bride.
Fortunately, most designers have “Informal” or “Destination” lines these days. Mon Cheri, Mori Lee, Eden, Joli, Alfred Angelo, Dessy, Venus, J.Crew and others all have simpler (but still fully “bridal”) interpretations of classic wedding dresses. In shopping, I stuck to the “informal” section and tried on only a couple of full formal gowns. Instead of having too few choices, I had enough great options that it was hard to narrow it down.
I’m with others who say wear what makes YOU happy (and makes your groom say “WOW!”) and don’t worry what other people say. There’s always going to be someone who has something to say about your wedding choices; if it wasn’t this, they’d just find something else to comment on. To which I say: LALALA! CAN’T HEAR YOU!
Post # 6
I am wearing a green cocktail dress. My first wedding dress wasn’t white either!
Post # 7
The only thing you “should” do for a second or subsequent wedding is to develop the icy stare of death for anyone who tries to tell you the rules.
My wife and I wore long ivory gowns, veils with blushers, and opera gloves for our wedding (my second, her first). I turned 56 on my wedding day, and she was 41. And I wasn’t exactly claiming virginity, what with the fact that my son and daughter were our attendants. So, wear something that makes you feel beautiful, whether or not it is a traditional wedding gown.
Post # 8
2DBride – loved this! “The only thing you “should” do for a second or subsequent wedding is to develop the icy stare of death for anyone who tries to tell you the rules.”
Post # 9
I got married for the third time last August. At the not-so-tender age of 50! I too wanted something special for this wedding because it really symbolized the beginning of a new life after lots of heartache after the unexpected death of my daughter in 2001 and then my sig other dumping me after 20+ years together. So I really wanted to celebrate the miracle of finding a good man who loves me! So here’s two pics of my dress.
Post # 10
Although I didn’t plan to, I’m wearing a white, simple but traditional, wedding gown.
And I agree 100%, wear what you want!
Post # 11
wearing an ivory long dress with a train. I won’t be wearing a veil though. Not much of a veil person though. This is my 3rd marriage, we’re just renewing our vows.
Post # 12
Looks terrific. Very debonaire is it? I ordered some boots as such also from ebaby.. and I’m 55 getting married #3 and wearing off white dress, not long, no sweep, but not short, tea length.
Post # 13
I am getting married for the 2nd time in a sunset beach weddng in Puerta Vallerta. I am a widow and 61 yrs young!! I decided I am going to wear a long white destination dress. It has a short train. Might be 61 but you always feel 21 when you are the bride.
Post # 14
BEAUTIFUL Patty. congruatlions. Smiles to ya. Please do post pictures when it gets here:) Love it..!!! yea us.
Post # 15
Simple and traditional gown here too….FH had a courthouse ceremony the first time around so he wants his “big white wedding”
Post # 16
I am wearing a white sparkly dress with a huge train. I know that it sounds rediculous that a 35 yr old Mom would dress up so much for her second marriage, but I didn’t get to do it the first time and really want the whole wedding experience!!