There are so many benefits to getting married a second time. You know how to plan. You’re given the opportunity to not make the same mistakes twice. Did you run out of red wine the first time? Order a few more bottles. Did you wish you had worn a more comfortable pair of wedding shoes? No problem, pack a comfy pair you can swap into after the ceremony.

You’ve got the planning process sorted, but what about the dress, what’s suitable (and what’s not) for a second-time bride. Of course, as always, it’s a personal choice, however, there are few things you might want to consider before choosing the right one.

Traditionally a white wedding gown has represented innocence and purity and a few decades ago this may have well been the case. Times have changed, but the conventional white and ivory dress still takes the majority of the upcoming bride-to-be, regardless of the ‘purity’ level.

If you’ve been married before you might want to step away from tradition and break into new wedding territory, a wedding dress that may not be white nor ivory. There are a few factors to consider when choosing your second time around wedding dress.

There are so many benefits to getting married a second time. You know how to plan. You’re given the opportunity to avoid making the same mistakes twice. Did you run out of red wine the first time? Order a few more bottles. Did you wish you had worn a more comfortable pair of wedding shoes? No problem, pack a comfy pair you can swap into after the ceremony.

You’ve got the planning process sorted, but what about the dress, what’s suitable for a second-time bride? Of course, as always, it’s a personal choice, however, there are few things you might want to consider before choosing the right one. For the second time around, you may be a little older (and wiser), you might have kids (both you and your partner), you may even be thinking about going with an intimate wedding with family and close friends only. After taking all of these factors into consideration it may, in fact, influence your wedding dress choice.

How do I know what I should wear as a second-time bride?

Traditionally a white wedding gown has represented innocence and purity and a few decades ago this may have well been the case. Times have changed, but the conventional white and ivory dress still takes the majority of the upcoming bride-to-be, regardless of the ‘purity’ level. If you’ve been married before you might want to step away from tradition and break into new wedding territory, a wedding dress that may not be white nor ivory.

 

Choosing a coloured wedding dress, from a personal Ziva perspective is a fantastic way of celebrating your second I-do’s. Recently we assisted a new bride-to-be in recreating a gorgeous ruby red wedding gown for her special day. As our bride had been married before, she wanted something different, that suited her personality but still made her feel beautiful on her wedding day. Her dress was stunning. It was made from red satin, with dark red velvet panelling and bows, her guests and fiance were completely wowed by her dress. Our bride felt like all brides should feel on their wedding day, comfortable, happy, beautiful, queen-like and of course true to themselves.

Tea-length wedding dresses are a great option for second-time brides. Whilst traditionally a vintage look, you can design a tea-length dress for any style of wedding. Choosing a pair of fabulous heels can also add to creating a fun but sophisticated look. Mermaid, sheath knee-length and A-line dresses are also excellent choices when choosing a suitable wedding dress, you may also want to think about floor length, rather than going for a long train, but entirely up to you.

You can never go wrong with lace and a short frock covered with it, is a great way to go. Choosing a wedding dress for the second time doesn’t have to be stressful or daunting. Choose a style that you like which suits your body shape and make amendments where needed. Try on different styles and consider the season/weather of your wedding date, being too cold or hot can make you feel uncomfortable and flustered. But, hey, you already know that, right?

All this advice aside and you’re going to be a second-time bride, wear a wedding dress that you love, regardless of what you think you should wear. Getting married is about the love between you and your partner, celebrating with your nearest and dearest.

The team at Ziva are always here to help support you in all of your wedding dress needs, for first, second or third time brides-to-be.

~ The Team at Ziva Wedding Dresses. x