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Getting Married if You’re a Bride Over 50

Tips on getting married later in life.
Lindsey Patterson
One of the best things about planning a wedding as a more mature bride is that you probably have amassed a long list of “don’ts” from all the weddings you have been to over the years – including, perhaps, your first wedding.
Your perspective on love, life, and marriage is a bit different than it was 20-30 years ago.
Both you and your groom probably have more money and more obligations than you did decades ago. Even though you will be joining households, decide up-front who will pay for what of the wedding.
You may have lost sleep over, which friends to include, and which ones to leave out of your bridal party.
Wedding Party
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Consider having no attendants or only having close family members. One current trend you can embrace is uneven numbers in attendants.
If you’re a little older, the decision to get married (or married again) has come after many heart-to-heart discussions with your beloved and not as a total shock complete with a marching band.
Engagement
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You still deserve your choice of engagement rings, and this time around, select exactly what you want.
Second weddings are often smaller and simpler – a perfect combination for a destination wedding.
Venue
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The Bahamas, Jamaica and Hawaii are all ideal locations. If sand and surf isn’t your style, imagine a mountain wedding in Colorado or Utah.