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ShyCharles Sat 23-Jan-16 22:52:48

I'm hopefully getting married again next year and am slightly older this time round. Please can you tell me about weddings for older couples? Does it have to toned down? Can I still wear a flouncy dress? We are both late forties. Thanks

Tiggeryoubastard Sat 23-Jan-16 23:02:48

Second (maybe more grin) wedding and late 40's? I'd definitely not do the white wedding dress. It just looks naff and silly. Apart from that - whatever you want.

ShyCharles Sat 23-Jan-16 23:08:07

That is what I was thinking, leave the white dresses for the youngsters. X

MrsLeighHalfpenny Sat 23-Jan-16 23:10:58

I thought Camilla got it right.

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Sat 23-Jan-16 23:13:37

You can do whatever you want. But a horse-drawn carriage would look odd.

DickDewy Sat 23-Jan-16 23:19:03

An older wedding is a license to be cool.

Yes, avoid the full bridal look - but you could still wear a gorgeous dress.

Janeymoo50 Sun 24-Jan-16 19:51:16

I am 51, first marriage and have a tea length dress from Monsoon. My view is, a big flouncy white thing would look silly, but I still want to look like a bride. It's Ivory, white would be inappropriate.

postmanpatscat Sat 30-Jan-16 14:06:11

I'm nearly 48 and DP is 51. We will get married either this summer or in 2017. I'm a bit vague as I haven't asked him yet! I plan to wear a 50s style dress, not too long as I'm 5ft 4 and it will dwarf me otherwise, in ivory. Cap sleeves, not strapless, as I have no boobs to hold it up.

If I wanted to wear a big, white flouncy dress though, I would! However, since we will marry abroad it would just be a pain, and with only us two plus a witness or two would definitely look a little bit over the top.

TPel Sat 30-Jan-16 14:10:20

I got married (not for the first time) wink at 43. I wore a charcoal ball gown. It was a winter wedding in a very old building with lots of candles and orchids.
I just wore what felt good.

Mrskeats Sat 30-Jan-16 14:12:02

I'm 49 dp is 51
We are planning afternoon tea in a v cool small hotel. Just family. Also going for tea length dress and funky shoes
Second marriage for both of us

ChristineDePisan Sat 30-Jan-16 14:13:58

I almost want a second wedding just so I can justify splurging on a beautiful, non-bridal gown (think MArchessa or similar)...

Gazelda Sat 30-Jan-16 14:16:43

I married at 46, wearing a tea length sleeved Ivory dress and fabulous shoes.
No veil, tiara etc, just a classy (I think) updo and a little fancy clip.

jamhot Sat 30-Jan-16 14:24:19

Wear and do what makes you happy! If a flouncy dress and a "not toned down" wedding is the celebration you want, do it.

Anyone who judges you badly for it doesn't value your happiness, so stuff them!

MuttonCadet Sat 30-Jan-16 14:30:38

I married at 40 and did go for a full length Ivory bridal gown (although it was more elegant and sophisticated than big and princessey).

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