Some children may need time to comprehend that their parents aren't getting back together if you're divorced. Can I wear a white wedding gown with a veil? Yes, in a nutshell, to this typical second wedding etiquette question. A bride marrying for the second, third, or even tenth time might wear white and a veil! The idea is the same as at her first wedding: to honor and remember those who have passed before her.
The fact is that there are many different ways to celebrate after divorce. And while some methods are more common than others, wearing a white wedding dress isn't one of them.
If you're planning on wearing a white wedding dress, know that it doesn't mean that your ex-husband will be forced to do it too. He can choose not to go along with it and instead wear a black suit or dress up in a tuxedo. However, if he does decide to join you in wearing white, then so be it.
Also note that if you are planning on having your first wedding soon after divorcing the man you married first, you should consider waiting until after the birth of your first child to marry again. This is because a woman's body changes significantly after giving birth. Wearing a white wedding dress wouldn't be appropriate at this stage of your life.
At the end of the day, what matters most is that you feel comfortable wearing whatever makes you feel beautiful on your special day.
Some etiquette experts believe that second-time brides should avoid wearing white, veils, or trains, although few second-timers heed. As with any wedding, the time of day and amount of formality of the ceremony, as well as your own particular style, should decide what you wear. If you are having a very simple ceremony with close family friends, then you can wear something more elegant such as a long dress or skirt suit.
If you are having a more formal wedding with only relatives in attendance, then you should wear something modest such as a cocktail dress or skirt suit.
A second-time bride who is having a black-tie event should probably wear a ball gown or some other type of formal attire.
As long as you do not go overboard with fashion, feel free to express yourself through what you wear at your second wedding.
You appear to know exactly what you want to do: involve your child in the wedding and wear the bridal gown of your choice. Regarding your wedding gown, know that wearing white is completely appropriate for any bride, first or second wedding, mother or not. It is traditional for the mother of the bride to wear white too. Of course, you could always get your maid of honor to wear a white dress too!
As for children at weddings. That all depends on the family situation and how old your kids are. If you have older kids who can handle it then sure why not? If you have younger kids then perhaps think about having some fun activities set up for them like a little make-believe ceremony or something like that.
Weddings are very special occasions so have some fun with it and do whatever makes you and your family feel comfortable. As long as you aren't hurting anyone else's feelings by doing something they may not agree with then there is no right or wrong here.
Wear a white wedding gown to your second wedding. You can, in fact, wear a black, red, green, beige, pink, or blue gown to your wedding. That incredibly ancient, cheesy tradition stems from wearing white solely if you were "virginal" (cough. cough) when you got married.
So, yes, you can wear whatever color you want to your second wedding. As long as it's not black, we recommend sticking with whites for your first wedding and then having a non-white second time around.
The idea of wearing the same color scheme as your first wedding is so people will think you're still in love. Even though that may not be true anymore, people will still wonder about your marriage by looking at the colors you choose. So if you want to show off your new relationship, go with something different than white or black.
If you want to look traditional but aren't feeling any of the traditional colors, wear white to your second wedding too. It's okay to break some rules!