You’re never too old to find Prince Charming, and every wedding is something to celebrate. Luckily, the days when mature or second-time brides were expected to keep things low-key are over. And while you can have a fairy-tale wedding at any age, here are some tips to keeping the big day age-appropriate.
The Guest List
As an older couple, there’s a good chance that you will be covering most of the costs associated with your wedding. That means you get to invite who you like rather than filling the room with your parents’ friends. Feel free to invite as many people, or as few, as you like and can afford. (But it’s probably wise to exclude any exes, no matter how well you still get along!)
You’re older and wiser than the average 20-year-old, and you probably own plenty of pots and pans. So should you register for gifts? If you don’t want to leave the gift-giving to chance, the answer is a resounding ‘yes.’
If you don’t need a new toaster-oven, feel free to get creative when it comes to your registry. Couples with a passion for fine food could register for wine or gourmet ingredients, while those who love to travel might register for their honeymoon trip.
If you’re truly uncomfortable receiving gifts, consider asking your guests to make a donation to your favourite charity.
As with any wedding, your dress choice should reflect the tone of your big day. Are you holding an informal day-time celebration, or an elegant evening affair? Perhaps you’ll be barefoot on the beach. With so many styles of gown available, you’re sure to find something that suits the occasion.
You probably already have a good idea about what style looks best on your body so be open-minded, and choose something that you truly love.
If you have children, including them in your celebration can be a wonderful way to acknowledge your new family unit. Include them in your bridal party, or ask them to serve as a flower girl or ring bearer. They might also like to say a few words or perform a song during your ceremony.
You’ve waited patiently for your big day, so make it a celebration to remember. Instead of being bound by tradition, plan an event that truly reflects who you are as a couple.
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