(Closed) Third marriage

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
485 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Well, I’m an encore bride and I will also be marrying the man of my dreams in my 3rd wedding.  I am also 41, so I’m an “older” bride.


I feel like the wording really isn’t any difference than if it were the 1st wedding….. I did DIY invites that just indicated they were invited to help us celebrate our wedding.  We are also only doing family and very close friends, so our guest list is 26 (29 will be eating with photographer / officiant / “helper”).  My invites said:


Join Us

Bride & Groom

invite you to witness the Celebration of Marriage




Reception to follow


We DO have a venue and a full ceremony and reception and I will be wearing a wedding dress and my Fiance will be in a morning coat.  Although we are skipping many of the ‘traditional’ elements, like no father daugther / mother son dance, no dollar dance, no garter or bouquet toss etc.  Our reception will be heavy appetizers and we are bringing games (Wii, scrabble, monopoly etc) and will have music on the iPhone that will include some wedding classics (you can’t NOT have the chicken dance, I mean, really!!!!) 

I don’t think my 3rd wedding is anything less to celebrate than my 1st.   Except that I’m older, so things that were *oh, so important* when I was 22 and getting married aren’t important to me now…. as I would rather spend that money on practical things.  But that’s because I’m older and wiser…. not because I’ve been married before.


I’m glad your mum has found someone special!

Post # 5
11270 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@star_dust:  i too was a 3rd time bride.  i agree with @3xaCharm:  there is no reason it should be any less important.

i used similar wording as any other bride would.  if you want it to be a bit more informal, don’t use “the honour of your presence is requested”.  i would use wording like “please join us as we celebrate this special day” or “please join b & g as they exchange vows of love”.  there is no right or wrong.


Post # 6
9181 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Check ou paperless post! They do really cool invitations via email that look like a paper invitation opening up. There are a lot of free options and the website also has a RSVP feature. I’m using them and its great!!

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