(Closed) Encore brides (or brides with encore grooms) Tell Me About Your Big Day!~

posted 8 years ago in Encore
Post # 3
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Our wedding was absolutely amazing! Definitely one of the happiest days of my life! Simple. elegant and definitely different from any other wedding that I have ever attended, which is exactly what I wanted!

Wedding planning was way too stressful and took up entirely too much time and I would NEVER want to plan another wedding ever again! I was grinding my teeth like crazy at night! I was surprised by the utter lack of help and interest but on the other paw, I was extremely proud of the end result because I basically did it all! I pulled off a beautiful wedding for less than 5K while buying virtually EVERYTHING online! I HATE shopping in stores and the one time I went to a bridal salon, they made me feel ancient! The first place where I ordered a custom-made dress broke my heart with a horrible replica, but luckily I found a more beautiful dress later on!

I wish there was a way to make the actual wedding day last longer. It really went by in a blur. A wonderful, beautiful blur. I positively glowed for days afterwards!

Post # 5
26 posts
  • Wedding: October 2007

@ Bellenga, I am heartfelt by your story! I am not an encore bride but your positivity and high engergy is inspiring!

Fill me in on the details, I’d love to hear about your special day (so soon to come!!)…Whats your destination dress like??!?!

Post # 6
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@bellenga, it sounds like your wedding will be quite similar to ours.  We had the mini-destination wedding in Massachusetts, with only a dozen guests.  We then drove back to DC and had a reception for 60 people (and one dog).  We got to spend time with our guests, both places, instead of just saying hello in a receiving line.  The whole thing ended up very warm and personal.

Post # 8
26 posts
  • Wedding: October 2007

EEEK! Kick your feet up and relax….a glass of sangria sounds like its just what you need 🙂 Perfect perscription!


Post # 9
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yum, I love sangria!! Enjoy!!

@bellenga – I’m sorry that you have had to change your plans, but come the day of, you will be so happy and what you are doing sounds perfect!!

It’s true that being an encore bride wasn’t easy at times and I def. went through some emotions I expected and some I certainly did not. The fact that my mom said to me on our wedding day, “I know this one will last” goodness, thanks, Mom…because I know my mom, I know she meant well, but it still stung a bit.  Planning our wedding was awesome because we knew that it was going to be done “our” way and no one elses! And at the end of the day, I know that my husband is my one true love and our wedding day was the happiest day of my life!

Enjoy this sentimental time…it will be gone before you know it!


Post # 10
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 1999


Amen Bella. I have kids, he doesn’t.  They will meet him for the first time at my wedding and I hope they like him.If not, too bad, we live 1000 miles apart. Dont get me wrong, I want them to like him but Im tired of worrying what others will think. I was married to their dad over 23 yrs. My youngest is 22 and his daddys boy and he cant see me with anyone but his father. His father hasd been living with his Girlfriend over a year and he is very vocal that he does not like her. Oh well, its MY DAY, right? Im so thankful to have found this site , I have no one to share with. Many people think its stupid of me to have a wedding and wear a gown, but I will do what I want. I hate to sound like a bridezilla already but Im fed up. LOL. Ive been a wedding consultant for many yrs and its so fun planning for my own! Congrats to all!!

Post # 11
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@CindyMarie:I think it is awesome to have a wedding! Good luck!

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