But it's not inappropriate for Dad to walk her once again.Or, the bride may decide to walk alone down the aisle, symbolizing the fact that she's walking into this marriage as an independent woman.Second Wedding " data-blog-content="false" data-content-tags="["f3ab8880-8fc2-4607-a7d5-99de4adbbfc3", "0d6a1f85-a96e-48d9-b97e-899729c2892b"]" data-singular-terms="["Wedding","Second Wedding"]" data-content-hub-id="" data-content-strategy-type="editorial" data-content-series="" data-article-num="1" data-og-title="Remarriage: 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Wedding FAQ" data-og-type="article" data-og-image="https:// data-og-description="Getting remarried? First of all, remember what feels best and most comfortable to you can't be wrong. First of all, remember what feels best and most comfortable to you can't be wrong.WHAT' S" data-og-url="https:// data-canonical-url="https:// data-amphtml-url="https:// remarried? WHAT'S THE ETIQUETTE FOR ANNOUNCING OUR ENGAGEMENT?If you feel that you don't need anything else to deck out your remarried home, consider alternative registries -- wine, books, sporting equipment, or something else that you two love.
But if you didn't have a huge first wedding -- or you eloped or did the city-hall thing -- don't be afraid to have a huge bash now!You might choose to give your kids a special wedding gift, as well, during the ceremony or at some other time on wedding day.The idea is to make them feel a part of this important event.But that doesn't mean you can't have a get-together with your closest female friends and relatives (or a couple shower for both of you).The host(ess) may decide to give the shower a special theme -- cooking (guests can give their favorite cookbooks, gourmet foods, etc.), literary (books to fill out the collection everyone knows you treasure), or travel (gifts that relate to your honeymoon destination).If you want to wear a colored dress (maybe with a hint of pink, lavender, or celadon) or a nice suit, by all means do so. Unlike the dress, the bridal veil still does symbolize purity and being "untouched" -- probably because brides used to wear veiling so that the groom would not see them at all before the wedding.Generally, it's still only appropriate for first-time brides to wear them.If either of you have children, they should be the first to know, because your remarriage will affect their lives the most. Ex-spouses should hear the news if you have children together (see below for more). If you are recently widowed or divorced, you may not want to do a newspaper announcement right now -- instead, wait and announce the marriage yourself. Definitely, although this time the couple might throw a laid-back cocktail party or dinner in their home or in a bar or restaurant, as opposed to the bride's and/or groom's parents hosting a soiree. You may already have all the home stuff you'll ever need between the two of you. Either way, it's okay to register for gifts (but if you're uncomfortable with it, nothing says you have to).Many remarrying couples skip the fine china/silver/crystal, but if you never had that in your first marriage and would like to register for it, go ahead.If your first wedding was a huge affair, doing it up all over again may remind you too much of that event (and the fact that the marriage didn't work out).Also, when a couple marries younger, their parents tend to invite many more of their friends to the wedding (not to mention that they often help pay for it) than when a couple is older and/or marrying again, when they may be financing their own party and/or inviting more of their own friends.