Second Weddings

Intros, please...

Lisa50Lisa50
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edited August 2014 in Second Weddings
I have noticed a lot of new names on recent posts.  Please introduce yourselves; it would be great to know a bit about you.  I'll kick it off ...

Wedding Date:  Sunday, July 3, 2011

# Times Previously Married:1 (me); 2 (FI)

# Kids:1 (me);  2, plus 4 grandkids (FI)

How long did you and FI date before engagement?
  3.5 years

How long between first date and wedding date?
5 years

How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
 So far, so good.  We lost our contact at the florist, but she's been replaced.  Conversation with new floral designer is Monday.

Next major project to tackle?
  Invitations.  Inspiration picked out and vendor as well, just need to sit down with the designer to kick off the project.  That meeting is slated for Friday.
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  • AudgiePodgeAudgiePodge
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    edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  May 7, 2011

    # Times Previously Married: Once for me, none for FI

    # Kids: I have one daughter

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      12 months

    How long between first date and wedding date?
     18 months

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     Pretty good.  Not that many things on our plate.  We're keeping it simple.

    Next major project to tackle?
      Getting the marriage license. 
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  • MikesAngieMikesAngie
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    edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Sunday, April 3, 2011

    # Times Previously Married: 3 (me); 1 (FI)

    # Kids: 0 (I brought 3 cats into the relationship though);  1 (FI)

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      1 year.  We have known one another since just before FI's 15th birthday and were best friends until we were 21, we lost touch. Reconnected 10 years ago, reunited in 2009.

    How long between first date and wedding date?
     2 years

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     Lisa do you really want me to answer this?  There is the dress fiasco, and my bridesmaids but other than that things are bumping along okay now.

    Next major project to tackle?
      Ceremony we need to get it nailed down. 
  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date : 11/26/11
    # Times Previously Married:  Once each
    # Kids: FI has 1 daughter
    How long did you and FI date before engagement?   3 years 1 month
    How long between first date and wedding date? 4 years 4 1/2 months
    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?  So far, so good. 
    Next major project to tackle?   Paying photographer and our wedding attire
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  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Nov. 22, 2013

    # Times Previously Married:1 (me); 2 to the same woman (FI)

    # Kids:1 (me);  1 (FI)

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      3 years

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    6 years

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     So far, so good.

    Next major project to tackle?
    Just starting the planning process.  We just got engaged Nov. 20, 2010.  I get to have lots of time to plan, change, and replan.  LOL
  • edited December 2011
    wedding date- April 9,2011
    # Times Previously married- once for both of us
    #kids- Me(3) FI(2) His are grown and 1 of mine is
    How long did you and Fi date before engagement- 10 months
    How long between first date and wedding date?- 14 months
    Hows the planning going? Awesome No blips
    Next project to tackle- Marriage license and comblning two houses and selling

    Beth
  • nmauser82nmauser82
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    edited December 2011
    Hi, Don't know if I ever did this so here goes...

    Wedding Date:  April 23, 2011

    # Times Previously Married: this is my second, his first

    # Kids: 0

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      about 2 years

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    3 years

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
    not too bady other than laziness and lack of fundage. I'm not gonna lie, I kinda wish we had eloped and saved the money. But it will be beautiful and I know we will remember it forever.

    Next major project to tackle?
      Finishing these blasted invitations. My side is done, but his list is long. Longer than we thought it would be.
  • mybooboosmybooboos
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    edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Sunday, July 3, 2011

    # Times Previously Married:1 (me); 1(FI)

    # Kids: 2: 14 & 17 (me);  2: 19 & 23 (FI)

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      5 years years

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    7 years

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     
    So far so good, so maybe I'm just fooling myself?

    Next major project to tackle? 
    Escort cards - it will be a jigsaw puzzle, with a surprise behind it.  Argh!
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  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Saturday, June 30, 2011

    # Times Previously Married:1 (me); 0 (FI)

    # Kids:1 (me);  3 (18,12,& 7) plus 1 dog, none (FI)

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      1.5 years

    How long between first date and wedding date?
     3 years 1 week

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     Everything seems to be going good so far (knock on wood). But you never know what could happen in the next 17 months

    Next major project to tackle?
      Ceremony & reception site reservations, dresses, guys attire, invitations ... The list of things that need to be done is MUCH longer than the list of things that are done ...
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  • Lisa50Lisa50
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    edited December 2011
    Welcome, welcome newbies!  And thanks to everyone who has introduced themselves.  It's good to get the back stories.  Fun, fun!!

    @MikesAngie ... You're right, the blips and bumps you've experienced trump what most of us will ever have to face, f'sure, but you've survived.  Woo hoo!

    @mybooboos ; ... We're date twins???  Why did I think your wedding was July 8th??
  • edited December 2011
    A little bit later by there it is:

    Wedding Date:  Saturday, July 2, 2011

    # Times Previously Married:2 (me); 1 (FI)

    # Kids: 3(me);  2 FI), plus1 grandkid (me)

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      5 years all together on and off.

    How long between first date and wedding date?
     almost 6 years

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     I am an European woman that lives in DC (my hometown in US) and I am planning a wedding in Iowa, in a very, very small city...it has been a challenge!!!! Maybe  if I liked simpler things it would not be that difficult, but I like different and generally complicated things....(sigh!)

    Next major project to tackle?
     To find a Day of Coordinator  because I can't really coordinate my  own wedding.
  • 2dBride2dBride
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    edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Tuesday, October 6, 2009

    # Times Previously Married: 1 (me); 0 (DW)

    # Kids: 2 (me);  0 (DW)

    How long did you and DW date before engagement?
      8 years

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    9 years

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
    We made it all the way through, and ended up married.  However, there were lots of bumps in the road!  See this link for details.

    Next major project to tackle?
      N/A
  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Saturday, June 11, 2011

    # Times Previously Married:1 (me); 1 (FI)

    # Kids:  2 (me);  1 (FI)

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      18 months

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    2 years

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     . The only blip so far is that I had my bff who is a photographer lined up to do my pics and also had my cousin who is a phenominal photographer and in art school lined up to do some shots as well as part of her portfolio. Well, I decided I wanted my bff IN the wedding instead and when I asked my cousin to step into the photographer position, she told me she'd already booked a wedding for that day....UM OK THANKS - was she going to tell me? So, I'm now talking to the ONLY photographer who has my date available and I'm nervous about using her. Sigh.

    Next major project to tackle?
      Decor and major planning of the reception space - where tables go, etc.  Also, I need to finalize the menu with the caterer and finalize my ideas with the florist for my centerpieces.  Meeting with my planner today to get things rolling! 
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  • handfast4mehandfast4me
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    edited December 2011
    I'm one of the Old Married Hags (OMH) on the board.  I come back to visit because I've met so many great women here that I am now friends with on other boards and IRL. 

    Wedding Date
    :  Handfasting:  Dec 20, 2006  Legal Wedding: Thursday, March 20, 2008

    # Times Previously Married: Me: Once.  Him, never

    # Kids:
      1 grown daughter from my first marriage, he has none.

    How long did you and DW date before engagement?
      Uh, this is hard to answer.  We decided to be handfasted in May, 2006.  In December, 2006 we were handfasted, and that's when I got the e-ring, but in Pagan tradition, that IS the marriage.  In March, 2008 we were legally married. 

    How long between first date and wedding date?
      2 years and one month between first date and handfasting.  3 years and 4 months between first date and legal wedding

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
    N/A

    Next major project to tackle?
      N/A
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  • TobeSASTobeSAS
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    edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Saturday, August 13, 2011

    # Times Previously Married:1 (me); 1 (FI)

    # Kids:0 (me);  3 girls (FI)

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      Just over one year

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    right around 2 years

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
    It is going. Not too many issues really.

    Next major project to tackle?
    decide on who is doing the food and then start the dress shopping. 
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  • edited December 2011

    I'm another old hag that hangs around here, what can I say?  I love weddings...
    Wedding Date: 9-11-10
    Previously Married : Once for both of us.
    # of Kids: One boy each:  His is 17, mine almost 15
    How long dating before the engagement: 4.5 years.
    How long dating before the wedding     :  6 years
    Our wedding planning went great and was relatively stress free because we had almost 2 years to plan. I took long planning breaks during the 2 years. I nailed down my venue, and florist. Then took time with everything else.
     
    I only got really stressed the last few weeks. I was what I called "WOUND UP TIGHT" I am usually very mellow and easy going person, but did go bridezilla a few times and my husband was always saying "now don't go 'zilla on me baby" that would make me laugh and come out of it.

    I had a few minor glitches, but in the end it was all good. I did not strive for perfection. The wedding was gorgeous, there was plenty of booze and food and my husband and our children and our families and friends had a wonderful time. In my mind that equals success!!!

  • edited December 2011
    In Response to Intros, please...:
    Wedding Date :  Sunday, July 3, 2011
    # Times Previously Married: 1 time for me, first time for FI
    # Kids: Two furbabies, Max and Dot
    How long did you and FI date before engagement?  A little over three years
    t date and wedding date? 3 years and ten months. I don't think I could afford to be engaged for more than a year. I'd spend too much money on wedding stuff :)
    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?  We had major trouble finding a ceremony venue.  Now, we have decided to just use a friend's backyard. We were also a little disappointed with the lack of enthusiasm from our families. Mine is just kind of burned out on weddings, I think, and his family was not thrilled that we were planning a small wedding instead of a huge hometown party. That was kind of a bummer, but we've gotten over it since then. 
    Next major project to tackle? I am going to spend the weekend making a garland of pennants to hang from the fence in the backyard. I have visions of a perfect project but reality will be fabric glue in my hair and the carpet and all over the dogs.
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  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Saturday, September 24, 2011

    # Times Previously Married: 1 (me); 0 (FI)

    # Kids:(me) 1 son (4 yrs old)

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      9 months

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    22 months

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
    just getting started really - have the venue/catering secured!!

    Next major project to tackle?
     save the dates/dress shopping/starting to look at dj's & photographers - too much to do!!. 
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  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date: Sunday, June 26th, 2011

    # Times Previously Married: One time for me, zero for FI.

    # Kids: None, just two cats from the first marriage :)

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
    9 months I think.

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    1 year, 9 months.

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
    Some, mostly struggles with money, and also some drama queen BMs. My FI has a heart condition which he was born with, and he had some medical issues last year that resulted in hospital bills and missed work. We're picking up the pieces but December was a really rough month, and it meant cutting our wedding budget from $5000 to $2700. We're making it happen though.

    Next major project to tackle?
    Figuring out how to get the invitations addressed. I was gonna use a calligraphy pen, but without lines to guide me, my writing is all over the place. I think if I can't find a solution soon then I'll just run them through my printer...
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  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Firday, July 8th

    # Kids:
    3 and 3 and 1 granddaughter

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      6 months

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    can't say we were friends first, then started dating

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     Small wedding, doing it all myself, invites are done

    Next major project to tackle?
      Small wedding so no big projects
  • edited December 2011

    Wedding Date:  May 12, 2012
    Times married Me once (i M a a widow) and him twice
    # Kids: 2 grown children 3 grandchildren for me none for fiance, though he has embraced the grandchildren as his own
    How long did you and FI date before engagement? Well 33 years ago we dated for a year and a half, this time the same
    How long between first date and wedding date?
    35 years lol we have been apart for a long time and rekindled our relationship a year and a half ago, both much more mature to appreciate the strength and commitment
    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road? Early planning stages, challenges, my sister isn't speaking to me and my son refuses to meet my fiance
     Next major project to tackle?  Decide on a venue within our budget

  • mybooboosmybooboos
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to Re: Intros, please...:
    Welcome, welcome newbies!  And thanks to everyone who has introduced themselves.  It's good to get the back stories.  Fun, fun!! @MikesAngie ... You're right, the blips and bumps you've experienced trump what most of us will ever have to face, f'sure, but you've survived.  Woo hoo! @mybooboos ; ... We're date twins???  Why did I think your wedding was July 8th??
    Posted by Lisa50
    Argh - that's what I get for cutting and pasting!!  I must have accidentally left your date on there.  YES...may date is July 8th.
    Thanks for the reminder!! 
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  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Saturday, October 8, 2011

    # Times Previously Married: 1 (me); 0 (FI)

    # Kids: 3(me);  1(together)

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      2.5 yrs.

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    3 yrs., 4 mos.

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     So far, so good.  We've really just started, since we "officially" became engaged on Christmas Day, but we have similar taste, we're working together, don't plan on going into debt, but it's really important to me that Robert have the wedding of his dreams, which I guess I didn't think that men had ever envisioned their weddings, but mine has, apparently.

    The blips would be: a sister who is an alcoholic and makes inappropriate comments loudly and at critical times and on a regular basis, an age difference that I'm afraid that she'll make an issue of (I am older than him by more than a year or two Wink) And that I'm kind of a people pleaser and he's protective of me and has a temper.

    Next major project to tackle?
      We're currently trying to nail down the guest list so that we know what we have to work with. Our families are kind of ridiculous about this. So ridiculous that after we get mad, we laugh at them. A LOT.
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  • Sue-n-KevinSue-n-Kevin
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    edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Saturday 8/27/11

    # Times Previously Married: Me-0, fiance - 2

    # Kids: Me- 23 y/o son, 16 y/o daughter; Fiance: 30 y/o daughter, 29 y/o son, 18 y/o daughter, plus he has 3 grandkids and another on the way around the wedding.

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?  3 years

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    Exactly 3 years and 364 days.... we chose our wedding date in relation to our first date, so at midnight of our wedding night we will have known each other exactly 4 years.

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road? Really just finances. Because this is my first wedding, I wanted something memorable and elegant. He's excited about it, but since we are both single parents, each with a mortgage, we are struggling to put away what we will need to pay the vendors on the day of the wedding. I'm fiscally responsible so this thought haunts me. Real life expenses keep popping up, LOL. He has a savings plan he can transfer some money from, and we both have to do our income taxes and get our returns. In the end I think we'll be OK as long as no major expenses come along.

    Next major project to tackle?  I've been doing a little at a time, I have a lot of DIY to make this personal for us. However, I am making my ceremony dress and MUST GET STARTED!!!! I've sewn for over 35 years, and am quite skilled. However I'm waiting for one of my best friends, who has sewn 2 wedding dresses previously to come and look over my plans to intertwine three different patterns into one dress, sort of a "stamp of approval" to reinforce my thoughts. She is a busy career woman with her own life, and getting together just hasn't happened yet. The actual time to assemble and sew the dress shouldn't take longer than 50 hrs or so, but the waiting makes me nervous. Besides, I want to get this DONE, LOL. 

    In line with that project is tackling ME. I'm seeing progress with Weight Watchers and know I can do it, but I also want to improve my overall health. The winter keeps me from doing daily walks, so might invest in some inexpensive home exercise equipment. Plus, our company has a smoking cessation program and I want to quit smoking before the wedding as well. This is probably the "major project" that means the most.  
  • edited December 2011
    Also in the OMH club.  I think I've been here longer than any other poster.   

    Wedding Date
    :  Saturday July 8, 2006 (married 5 years this summer - woot!)

    # Times Previously Married: once for each of us

    # Kids:  2 (me);  none for him

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      5.5 years

    How long between first date and wedding date?
     7.5 years

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     Next major project to tackle? DH and I planned together.  He was way more into it than I expected.  We are a great team.

    Next major project to tackle?  We still own two houses.  The market hasn't exactly been good for selling houses like ours, so we have sat on them.  We need to get our butts in gear and sell both of them (now that DS is essentially our of HS) and move closer to our jobs.   ~Donna
  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  We just started planning, but are aiming for april or may of 2012

    # Times Previously Married: I have been married once before, it will be my fi !sr.

    # Kids: I have 2 kids. A 4 year old son with autism, and 17 month old daughter

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
    a little over 2 years

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    about 3 1/2 years

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
    We just started really planning. We are going to look at our first venue tomorrow.

    Next major project to tackle?
      Finding a very kid friendly, and autism friendly venue. It's proving to be harder than we thought.
  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  July 9, 2011

    # Times Previously Married: Once for me, once for FI

    # Kids: I have daughter(14) son (19) he has 2 daughters(14,16)

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      2 yrs, moved in 1 yr after we physically met
    How long between first date and wedding date?
     3 yrs

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     Very well, this wedding will be better than the first, I seem to be enjoying this a whole lot more
    Next major project to tackle?  centerpeices....using lanterns but not sure how to dress them up with flowers....and have to decide on flowers
  • edited December 2011
    In Response to Intros, please...:
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     Wedding Date :  Friday, April 15, 2011 # Times Previously Married: 1 (me); 1 (FI) # Kids: 2 (me);  2, plus 3 grandkids (FI) How long did you and FI date before engagement?   6 months How long between first date and wedding date? 1 year exactly How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?  So far, so good.   Next major project to tackle?   Invitations and cake
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    edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Friday June 22, 2012

    # Times Previously Married: Twice for me, but to the same guy. Once for FI

    # Kids:1 (me);  3, (FI)2

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
     6 months

    How long between first date and wedding date?
    2 years almost

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     It's been fun, but we just got started. FI didn't have a wedding with all the bells and whistles so he's majorly involved.

    Next major project to tackle?
      Choosing a vendor. We're heading out to look at a few this weekend
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  • edited December 2011
    Wedding Date:  Saturday, August 13, 2011

    # Times Previously Married: 3 (me); 1 (FI)

    # Kids:1 (me);  3 (23,25,30), 2 grands (3 and 1) plus 2 dogs, and 2 cats! [can't forget the furkids!] (FI) none

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      4 months, but we knew each other for a year and 1/2 before the first date.  We have an LDR, so really only met f2f for the first time after 13 months.  The we got serious in March of 2010, and got engaged of June 2010.

    How long between first date and wedding date?
     1 year 8 months.

    How's the wedding planning going? Any blips or bumps in the road?
     Pretty good - the pre-nup was a little difficult - seems to bring out "trust" issues, but we worked through it.  Otherwise, smooth sailing!

    Next major project to tackle?
      I still don't have a dress!!!  Meeting with the florist next week.  Church is booked, we've met with the minister twice so far. Venue is booked, DJs booked, vocalists for the wedding booked, still waiting on confirmation from the accompanist.  Working on honeymoon plans.

    I'm trying to get this all done now, because a month before the wedding, I'm expecting 2 grandbabies!

    Just as an aside - those of you who have those countdown things - where did you get them???  Smile I want one!
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  • edited December 2011
    Hello, my name is Gracie and I'm usually over at the September 2011 board but I thought I'd venture out... 

    Wedding Date:  Saturday, September 10, 2011

    # Times Previously Married:  I was married once and FI has never been married before

    # Kids:  I have 2 pups from my previous marriage

    How long did you and FI date before engagement?
      10 months

    How long between first date and wedding date?
      2 years

    How's the wedding planning going?  Any blips or bumps in the road?  The wedding planning has gone very smoothly. 

    Next major project to tackle?  Meet with our wedding coordinator to establish a day-of timeline and set up appointments for tastings.
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