If you’re a mid-life (or later) bride or groom, “Relax” might be your mantra. That’s how one 55-year old bride (third wedding) was able to cope when she realized she’d left her bridal bouquet at home in the refrigerator. “My first two weddings were about pleasing other people,” she told
Hey, shouldn’t it be your wedding whenever you get married, be you young or old? How true! The following recommendations may be particularly relevant for late bloomers, but you young’uns are welcome to borrow them!Most popular choice for wedding music: Old standards like “At Last” by Etta James:
My love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song…”
Most popular song lyrics read as part of ceremony vows: “Someone Like You” by Van Morrison:“I’ve been searching a long time for someone exactly like you,
I’ve been travelling all around the world, waiting for you to come through.
…Someone exactly like you….”
Most popular reading excerpt: “The Prophet” by Khalil Gabran
“Love one another, but make not a bond of that love. Let it rather be like a moving sea between the shores of your souls. …”
You’ve decided to forgo the big bash in favor of a backyard affair, the long gown in favor of jeans and a Hawaiian shirt. The barbeque will provide the perfect reception fare and who needs a bridal registry when you have blenders and toasters to spare in the attic? What a joy to plan a wedding ceremony when you are all grown up and know exactly who you are and what you want!