Wedding Etiquette for Couples Over 50

by April Sanders

Age isn't important when it comes to matters of the heart, and the same can be said for weddings. It doesn't matter how old you are -- you can have the wedding of your dreams, whether you are over 50 and a first-time bride or you've been married before.

Etiquette for Mature Couples

Wedding etiquette rules are not much different for older brides, according to Martha Stewart, but there are a few things a mature couple should do a bit differently than a young couple. Go ahead and wear an elaborate gown, have attendants and a six-layer cake, but don't put your parents' names on the invitations -- you are probably hosting your own wedding and should word the invitations accordingly. Your probably don't want to wear a blusher -- that half-veil that covers part of your face -- if you've been married before, as they are traditionally worn only by first-time brides. Focus on age-appropriate attire that will make you look sophisticated, not silly. Finally, listen to your groom and make sure his wishes are considered. And speaking of opinions, you may get a little more input than you bargained for from family and friends, but it's your wedding, your future and your life -- so be gracious, caring and do what you want to do.

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