(Closed) Any New Encore Brides or brides with Encore Grooms in the House?

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Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hi! Another encore bride here! 33 years old. Living in the midwest. No kids. First marriage lasted four years, divorced five years ago. Finally met my soul mate, after we both thought it just wasn’t going to happen for us. Glad to be here!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am not exactly new, although I just stumbled across this board…I am not an encore but Fiance is, he is insisting upon a big white wedding though since he never had one the first time!

Post # 5
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Newbee

My name is Mona and I am an encore bride!  I didn’t realize until just now that that’s what Encore was for.  Haha.  My fiancee is also an encore groom.  He has two grown daughters (age 21 and 23) and I have a 3.5 year old.  We were together for 4 years, broke up because we wanted different things in life (or so we thought) and have been back together for 2 years.

We are not getting married until July of 2011 (boo!) because he will be gone for 2 months sailing in 2010 and it just got too complicated to try and pull it off both financially and with the time constraints.  After taking 2 months off of work he wouldn’t have any vacation time for our wedding or honeymoon.

I was ready to do the adorable short dress and jacket/courthouse wedding but he wants the full meal deal.  His first wedding was just his wife and their parents so he wants the big party and me in a princess dress.  Which is Hi-Larious since I’m a total rock and roll girl.  So I’ve been on the hunt for bad ass wedding dress that has a traditional a-line on the bottom.  Challenging to say the least!

I look forward to meeting other Encore brides!

-Mona

Post # 6
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509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m “waiting,” but also encore. I’m 31 with 2 kids. The Boy is 36, also encore, also with two kids. I was married last time for the wrong, practical reasons.

The Boy is a friend I’ve known for the past 12 years or so. Our getting together was totally a fluke, but I am very happy.

I go back and forth about the type of wedding I would want, but since I’m not engaged yet I can have as much fun imaginary planning as I like! lol…

Anyway, nice to “meet” all of you. By The Way, like others, I didn’t realize that “encore” was for those who had been previously married.

Post # 8
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70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Me. I don’t believe I have introduced myself? I was married previously for 8 years. Really abusive man. Swore I would NEVER marry again but nearly two years ago met my sweetheart and fell in love. He has been married before no children. I have two daughters 17 and 9. Just chose the ring last weekend and put it on layaway so we will be paying it off for awhile before I get it.

 

I am terrified to marry again after my previous experience. I know that sweetheart is nothing like the ex but even still…

 

I will get over it eventually and be chomping at the bit to get married. Right now the upcoming engagement is enough!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hello Encore brides.  I’m “waiting” and an encore bride.  Please check out my blog at http://becomingthebradybunch.blogspot.com/ .  

We both have been married before and both have children.  We’ll be a blended family and all are looking forward to it.  He’s 36 and I’m 32.  He has 4 children and I have 3.  My first marriage was because I thought it was what I was “supposed to do” and not because I wanted to.  I was also pretty young (22).  It lasted 5.5 years.  His was for practical reasons and didn’t last very long either.  

We both had decided during our divorces that we’d never get married again.  And then I walked into his life and he into mine.  Funny how love changes your mind about some things.  

Although we’re not “officially” engaged, we’ve already started planning our wedding and have a date.  September 10, 2011.   I’m hoping for a nice lake side venue in Lake Tahoe.  He’s open but is also set on Monterey.   Glad to be a part of the Hive and look forward to sharing my ideas and see all of your ideas as well.  Thank you in advance for checking out my blog.  

 

Post # 10
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70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

You sound like me – I felt like I “should” get married. HUGE mistake! Congratulations on finding someone wonderful 🙂

Post # 12
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26 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

ive been ‘single’ again almost 2 years, though a year of that was with my beloved. . .. engaged a few months, wedding next october. .. .

my ex was too young.  thought he wanted to be married, changed his mind.  really kinda a psycho. . .. . i knew i was better off, but so much of my identity i place with my family.

 .. . and now i get a big, loud puerto rican family!!!!!

Post # 13
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8 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m not an encore but my Fiance is! Im excited about the wedding but he is totally excited! His first was a city hall wedding, so he wants to GO ALL OUT ON ours! Which is all good and fine but ….we’re not the Rockefellers. Here’s an example, we were sitting going through the various brochures from hotels on Sunday….he was like honey…these packages only start at $140 pp! I was oh, just $140? LOL ….oh did I tell you my invite list is close to 200 people…then 5 minutes later he was like “BABE, you can have FIREWORKS as part of your package too! Im so happy he’s totally gung ho about our wedding! I know so many grooms who just leave everything to the bride and think their only job is to show up to the ceremony!

 

Post # 14
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20 posts
Newbee

Autumn Bride –

My Fiance is the SAME way!!!  Totally into the whole wedding thing.  I’m glad I have two years to plan it since he has some very specific ideas about what he wants.  He’s totally into me wearing a big white wedding dress and the whole works.

 

-Mona

Post # 15
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92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

hi- i am not an encore bride, but fi has been married before. i am so glad i found this board. 

he is super psyched about our wedding plans and neither of us can wait……….  though we have two years to plan because we’ll be paying for most of it and much of it will be diy. 

Post # 16
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20 posts
Newbee

@Offbeat bride.  I love your tattoo!  My daughter (3 year old) would go NUTS for that.  She’s so into My Little Pony right now.   🙂

My Fiance and I are also waiting until 2011 to get married because we’re hosting it ourselves.  It’s wonderful to have so much time to figure stuff out and equally awful that we have so much time!  We keep changing our minds about things and it’s so hard to be obsessive for two years!!

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