Just because you had the big wedding first time, doesn’t mean that you can’t have a really beautiful and meaningful celebration this time. I believe many couples like you getting married for a second time approach it with heaps of optimism and hope. After all you may have more to lose. Many second marriages involve children as well, a vast majority of whom have survived the turmoil and potential trauma of separation and divorce.
It’s important that you have input into your ceremony……..that you take this opportunity to express your true feelings to one another, that your ceremony is one of authenticity, that your words are sincere and meaningful. It’s also important that your children are involved in the planning of the wedding and given a role in the ceremony if possible. It’s paramount that your children are seen as an important part of the new family. The marriage is not only about you, the couple. Its about your children as well.
Vows involving children are a very good idea in second weddings. Apart from your own vows to one another, vows can also be said to the children , for the children or by the children. If you havn’t heard about a blended family ritual or a family unity ritual, these are rituals that can be enacted during a second wedding ceremony that have the ability to recognize and strengthen family unity.
If you would like more information to help you plan your second wedding ceremony take a peep at the information Elizabeth has compiled to inspire and assist you……