Wedding etiquette: The second time around
Second and third weddings are much more common these days than in the past. Are there rules of etiquette for an encore performance?
Actually, couples can do whatever suits their taste and needs, whether it's eloping or an elaborate celebration.
Following are some tips to help you decide what's right for you.
· Consider religious affiliations, personalities, finances and family customs. Anything goes as long as it makes you happy
· Wardrobes can be as varied as the ceremony and party. If you want to wear white, go for it. But second-time brides will also often wear coloured gowns or even a pantsuit rather than a gown. Guys can be formal in a tuxedo or casual in a dinner jacket and slacks.
· While the second time around a bride may choose to walk down the aisle along, she can also be given away by her father, brother, son or any other special person in her life.
· While the bride and groom can host a second wedding, parents may contribute financially