(Closed) Hello Encores!

posted 9 years ago in Encore
Post # 3
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Welcome! My Fiance and I are both encores, in fact it is the thrid wedding for both of us! I really didn’t have big weddings the first two times, less than 2 dozen guests at the first one and just the groom and myself for the second one. This time I am having a "real" wedding. This is celebrating more than our marriage, but a whole new beginning. My daughter and only child died a few years ago and I was devastated and very depressed for several years. Then my sig other dumped me for a bar skank. I guess grieving spouses do not make for good company. My FI’s second wife died of liver cancer and he was depessed for several years. Both of us were prodded by friends to start interacting with the world again and then Fiance and I found each other.

However, since both Fiance and I are older – we are doing things a bit differently. I am doing a vintage theme – a champagne dress, victorian lace boots and a veiled victorian tea hat.  My bridesmaids are wearing burgundy braja dresses and the menfolk are wearing dark grey suits and burgundy ties. We are having a Friday early eveing wedding at one of the gardens at the college where I teach with light refreshments afterwards at the college’s conference center. Then we are ghaving a casual pig roast the following day. And the wedding is less than 4 weeks away! YIKES!

 So welcome once again and good luck! Don’t let others dictate how your wedding should be – do what you want!

Post # 4
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

WELCOME Abrideagain!

Welcome to the weddingbee boards and to the encore board!  I’m an encore bride to be and so is my guy. 

You’ll find there really aren’t any ropes around here to learn!  We’re happy, a fun bunch, filled with creativity and no pressures. 

I don’t really think that having a second wedding is "against the grain" since there are millions of people marrying each year who are encores and our statistics reflect this.  It is not that we are not having having weddings, it is instead imho, that we’re somewhat LEFT OUT by the wedding industry.  Maybe we don’t fit in with the whole "happily ever after" thing.  I dunno.  I DO know that about a year ago when my guy and I first realized "hey..this is forever!!!" and he told me that we were heading down the path towards marriage, I googled second weddings.

Gasp.  After googling that I came across a site where there was a woman wearing something worthy of a frumpy MOB and THAT was supposed to be what I wore at my second wedding.  Um…NO!  Then I looked around some more and found nothing.  Until I began reading InStyle Weddings, I realized that second weddings are gorgeous, glamorous, or rustic, or on a beach and could be any style at all!  But that it is a reflection of the couple and it doesn’t matter if it’s your first or if you are Liz Taylor.  I saw in that magazine some gorgeous celebrity encore weddings and then began researching and found many famous couples were encore couples in fact!

That made me want to change things around a bit.  Which led me to begin a blog (just revamped mine about 2 mos ago) and finding this place and that I wasn’t the only one.  But I give the credit to Mrs. Bee and Mr. Bee for seeing the real need for encore brides to have their own spot to give their voice to and to discuss the unique situations (we do definitely have our own issues as encores) here and to bring us out in the open!

 Enuf said.  Let’s have some fun!  Bring all your ideas here, your thoughts, and we’ll be there! 

Oh and CONGRATULATIONS to the both of you! 

Post # 5
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Welcome!  MY Fiance and I are also both encores.  Our wedding will be at my father’s house, no attendendents, just our two boys (his, 16 and mine, 5) at the altar with us.  We are having about 60 people, and I can’t wait.  We are getting married in less that 3 weeks.  Enjoy the planning and have fun.  This board is wonderful, and a big help when you feel like you’re the only one.  Best wishes to you both!

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