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

posted 12 years ago in Encore
Post # 17
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

msterling-  thanks.  my daughter loves it too. 

Post # 19
2148 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t know why I posted here already Laughing

I am not an encore bride but my Fiance is an encore groom. He was divorced about 17 years ago now. He is 41 (will be 42 on Christmas Eve) has 2 sons, ages 24 and 19. I am 34, never been married, and I have a 12 year old daughter.

I never wanted kids and marriage and my Fiance certainly didn’t want another wife and he was content with his son. Then we found each other and after 3 years, we will be getting married in 22 days in Jamaica.

The Fiance planned the whole thing so I have no clue about any of the arrangements but I know it’s going to be FABULOUS

Post # 20
8 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

I may be a little late to this board, but I’m an encore bride and Fiance is an encore groom! 

We both got married young the first time, I was 18 and he married his high school girlfriend at 25.  We got divorced around the same time, about 5 years ago.  Fiance has 2 kids (13 & 8) from his marriage and I have a 6 year-old son.  We have been engaged for 2 years now, and our wedding is planned for July 2010.   I never expected to be a step-mom, but now I really can’t imagine life without the 5 of us as a family!

Anyway, I’m new to the ‘Bee, but i’m hooked, and I’m so glad that I found the Encore board.  I don’t have any friends that can really relate to this whole “encore” bride and “blended family” stuff, so I look forward to getting to know you guys!

Post # 21
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ahhhh…my people I have found you at last 🙂

I am an encore bride. Was married first time at 26 had son at 27 got divorce at 28.

I am now 40, and getting married for the second time (though this is my first actual wedding, eloped the first time) I have a 13 year old son from my first marriage and a two year old with my Fiance.

We are getting married in September 2010.

I decided a definately wanted an actual wedding this time around, because the first time I dont think I took “getting married” seriously enough. (Meaning it was a Wednesday, we went to Justice of the Peace, then to Bennigans, returned to work next day “Hey I’m married!”) Plus darn it I want to wear a pretty dress and get pictures and have a celebration

We’re getting married in a big old converted barn that overlooks the mountains and a lake.


Post # 23
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Hello there!  I’m 35 and Fiance is 38, we’re getting married in 10 days!!!  I married the first time when I was 23, divorced at 24 with no kids thank goodness.  So for 11 years it was just me and a lot of horrible dating experiences and relationships that went nowhere.

Fiance was married at 36 and divorced 3 months later.  They had been together for 10 years though. 

He and I had been just friends for 1.5 years at that point.  About three months after his dirvorce we could not deny the feelings we had.  Even as friends we knew there was something there but never acted on it.  When we finally did it was like fireworks for both of us and we just knew this was it.

We moved into together this past March, got engaged on Halloween and now we’re getting married on New Year’s Eve.  It’s been a fast 1.5 years of being together but this is definitely “the one” this time.

Post # 24
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m an encore bride-to-be in waiting.  Hoping for the left hand ring on Xmas or NYE.  I have three children from my first marriage that lasted 6 years.  Mr. Snuggies has also been married before (it lasted less than a year.  They were just too young). 

Post # 25
440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hey…I’m a first-timer, but my Fiance has been divorced for 6ish years?  Like most of your encore guys he’s totally into the process, especially because I’m pretty low-key and practical about everything.  It was a little scary thinking that he had done this before, but I don’t think he put an ounce of energy into the first wedding (it was on the opposite coast).  I’m making sure to get his input as much as possible – makes us both feel good : )

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