(Closed) HELP… Should you use things from you 1st wedding??

posted 11 years ago in Encore
Post # 17
5592 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I could see using some of the non-descript things that you don’t care about again, but if you get the slightest feeling of “Ick, this is from my first wedding” you shouldn’t have it at your next one.

Post # 18
2214 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

No! I wouldn’t feel comfortable if Mr. Hedgie had been married before and wanted to use stuff from his previous wedding. It would be almost as if he was trying to make me her.

Post # 19
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My first wedding was ten years ago also, and I loved everything about it- but will repeat none of it. It’s just weird to me.

Post # 20
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

NO, NO, NO !!! All new stuff to go with your all new marriage!!

Post # 21
8 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would have to say that reusing the unity candle and dress would be a little extreme.  I agree with you, you want to celebrate the love you have with your fiance now and forget about the past. 

Post # 22
3856 posts
Honey bee

Am I the only one who thinks using a candle that’s already been burned for any reason would be a little odd for a unity candle? I mean, the unity candle from your first wedding would be double weird/awkward, but even if it was a household candle or whatever….

Post # 23
1039 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@ddw: that’s a really good point!

Post # 24
479 posts
Helper bee

I wouldn’t re-use something as big as the dress or as significant as the unity candles, I think that would just be awkward

Something like random decorations and stuff wouldn’t be as bad though

Post # 25
1223 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I just spent $50 on a new corset to wear under my dress because I refused to wear the one I wore in my last wedding (though it’s the SAME style… at least I know it’s comfortable 😉 ) My mother has told me it’s ridiculous that I bought a corset, thinks I should wear the same jewelry and scolded me for getting rid of some things in the last few years that she thinks we could reuse.

I think many of us have this fight with our families.  My first wedding was in 2003 and other than the locale andtheme – the rest was really my mother’s decisions.

This time around, it’s smaller in many ways, though the guest list is twice as big.  And there are many things I chose specifically because it was something I felt I missed out the first time around.

This is my fiances first wedding – and he deserves as much of the experience as I do again – because I know this is the RIGHT one 😉

Good luck to us all!

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