It seems that all the online wedding rules we hear about are dedicated to the first wedding. What about a second wedding? What changes? Are there Dos and Don’ts or is it simply that you can do whatever you want? In the following article, we will break down the rules and etiquette of wedding dresses for that second wedding.
The white dress is an idea that is believed to date back for centuries regarding weddings. In reality, it is a relatively modern tradition with some estimating that it was started by Queen Victoria in 1840. Before that, many other colors were worn and today many other colors still are. The white dress represents purity, innocence, and virginity to some but to most it is an elegant color that stands out as special compared to a standard dress. The big question is that if it is your second time at the altar, are you allowed to wear white?
Of course, you are allowed to do whatever you want when it is your big day. Saying that, we understand the fear as you don’t want to be thinking about people gossiping behind your back during the ceremony while you are focused on saying “I Do”.
Trust us, white is still perfectly acceptable for your second wedding. If you don’t trust us just look at how Meghan Markle dressed for her recent wedding with Prince Harry. Many do not realize but it is her second time on the alter and she wore not just one but two white dresses for the day. So a clear yes from Meghan to the white dress.
The good thing about a second wedding is that you should not feel like you have to wear a white dress. There is a lot more freedom for a second wedding so wear whatever you want. The main rule is that you should try and wear something that looks different from your first dress so that the two days won’t get confused.
Other than that the rules don’t change that much. Try and dress your style and age and not according to what the latest fashion dictates. In the end, whatever you feel confident in is the perfect dress for your wedding, whether it is the first, second, third or tenth.