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Second Time Around? Your Second Wedding Dress Should Reflect Your Own Style

At times, a marriage simply does not work out. This is sad, but it does not mean that you have to be alone for the rest of your life. You can go out and find love again, and

Wedding at Litchfield Country Club

Wedding at Litchfield Country Club (Photo credit: Ryan Smith Photography)

hopefully, this time it will be for keeps. When you choose your second wedding dress, you may not want to have something that resembles what you wore at your first wedding. In fact, you may want to have a smaller wedding and be a bit more subdued about the event. That does not mean you have to compromise however, as you should get something that you love. It is your wedding day, after all.

Your second wedding dress color is up to you. Some say that white should not be worn for the second wedding, but some people wearing white for their first see no reason to change that if they were to go out and get married again. Some do not wear white the first time around. The meaning of a white wedding dress is not what it use to be, and most go with what they like rather than worrying about what a white dress as apposed to a different color may mean. Some are ditching white or any like-color all together and going with something completely different from what you would think of a wedding dress to be.

If you had a large, elaborate dress for your first wedding, you may not want to do that for your second wedding. For one, you are older and you may not want to go with the same type of dress that appealed to you years earlier. Your tastes have changed and matured, and you may feel that you are a different person than you were when you first married. That may mean getting something sleek, sexy, but made for a wedding. If that is what you want to do, by all means get the second wedding dress that you feel fits your personality and the personality of your relationship.

The reason why so many choose a much simpler second wedding dress is simply because they want to. They are probably having a smaller wedding because they remember what a hassle their first wedding was if they had a large one. They probably want to go with something easier, faster, but just as meaningful. Though planning a big wedding can be exciting, it is often something most people only want to go through once. Your second wedding dress should reflect the style of wedding that you are going to have the second time around. If you want simple, go with that and be happy with your choice.

A second wedding dress does not have to be for a second marriage. Some people had to have a small wedding, elope, or go to the Justice of the Peace for whatever reason when they first married. They may want to go and have a real wedding on their fifth or tenth wedding anniversary. If that is the case, you can go with the dress you may have worn all those years ago if you feel that you missed out on the large wedding you wanted. You can also go simple if you want, just make sure you are happy with your choice no matter what other advice those around you may be giving you.


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