(Closed) Do you think there should be an Encore weddings magazine for us?

posted 10 years ago in Encore
  • poll: Do you wish there was a magazine for Encore Weddings?
    Yes! It's about time. : (15 votes)
    52 %
    No! Enough darn wedding mags out there already : (14 votes)
    48 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2765 posts
    Sugar bee

    Only problem is… all the magazines are going out of business!

    Post # 5
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    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Maybe not an entire magazine, but a special section in each issue might be helpful.

    Post # 7
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    37 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I know exactly what you mean bellenga! The boutique where I bought my dress was really helpful at first (I actually bought my ‘first’ dress there and worked with the same lady who helped me the first time) but then when we went back to look for bridesmaids dresses and a dress for my 6 yo, the other staff totally blew me off. They even refused to let us look at flower girl headpieces. Grrr. No business for you.

    Post # 9
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    37 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Yes… Mr. Potter does indeed Rock… Even toyed with the idea of a Hogwarts themed wedding… Fiance didn’t go for it.

    Post # 11
    Bee
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

    The man would like to forget that I was ever married before – so a bunch of ‘encore’ magazines lying around the house might upset him a little (and personally I would too – it was a mistake and it didn’t last that long. but we deal with it). I think mainly what I had problems finding info on was NOT second weddings… but second weddings where the people aren’t "mature". I don’t mean to offend anyone here, but I know we’re all in different stages in life, and most resources for second/third/fourt weddings tend to cater to that older, better established crowd. The crowd with alimony battles and teenaged children. I suppose that’s the right thing for them to do though, because (a couple of the WB bees aside), there aren’t THAT many childless, 20-something second-time brides/grooms out there.

    Additionally, the "shame" people used to place on remarriage is no longer rampant in our society, and so encore brides and grooms feel free to take a wedding idea and run with it – basically, many of us will be having the same type or bigger/fancier weddings than we ever did when we were married the first time. Either we know more about who we are, or we have more resources to work with than we did when we were young… whatever it may be. Perhaps because nothing’s off limits, the bridal industry feels that we are well covered by their "mainstream" bridal magazines. We can wear white, we can have 300 guests, we can do whatever the eff we please, and we get a lot of that inspiration from mainstream magazines.

    That said, encores do tend to face a lot of different issues…I suppose anyone with children (whether they were born before the first marriage, or if they were products of that marriage) is going to probably want to include those children somehow. And then there’s dealing with exes, and baggage, and all that. So I can definitely see your angle… I just wonder, with the increasing % of weddings that are 2nd+ marriages, if it makes us MORE important to single out, or less likely to want to BE singled out.. do you know what I mean?

    Post # 13
    Bee
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

    @bellenga – WOW someone wouldn’t help you because it was your second marriage? WTF, I hope you slapped that lady silly.  In my own situation, I’ve moved past it, but I still wish that I’d found my man first. (We went to the same high school – it WAS possible!). This guy I married… we weren’t meant to be AT ALL. I got greedy.  I wanted a wedding, I wanted ot get married. I wasn’t mature enough to realize that I needed the right MAN before I had those things. Hmph. I agree with you that there’s not enough help for encores out there. I just also think that we’re taking so much of our inspiration from the mainstream magazines anyway, because we CAN do whatever we please with our own marriage/wedding – which I think is a beautiful feeling. 

    You know, my man said to me the other day.. "if we decide not to have the wedding, we’d probably be married before the end of this year". It hit me hard (in a good way). I finally have The One. HURRAY! I’m so glad you found the one, too.

    Post # 15
    Bee
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

    Wow.. "those kinds of dresses". Was she old? Seems like some old grandma-type ladies think if you’ve been down the aisle before, you’re supposed to wear a tan pantsuit for your wedding next time around. Boy are THEY wrong.

    Somewhat related (But also not), a lady in a small bridal store I went to locally was APALLED that I would think they’d have fancy bridal hair accessories in their store. She was like "NO, why don’t you try WALMART or something".Wow, thanks. 

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