Weddings are a special time for a couple that is in love and ready to begin life together as one. Second marriages have become as common as first marriages. There are a number of differences in wedding etiquette between the first and second marriage. One such difference is the engagement ring. When one is planning a second marriage, it is important to consider the etiquette regarding the second marriage engagement ring.
Second wedding engagement rings do not have to be an awkward occasion. Second marriages are often the result of the couple living together so each partner knows the other quite well, such as their likes and dislikes. Because a second wedding is normally between more mature couples they more likely able to discuss the type of rings that they prefer. The bride will often discuss what type of ring she likes, even matching rings. It is important that the couple does not choose ones that are similar to the first marriage. As well, since the couples are more mature, they understand the need to be sensitive and understanding about buying an engagement ring that they can afford. If a woman wants to be surprised, even if it is her second marriage, talk to friends and family about the type of ring she would prefer.
One way to make sure the engagement ring is not similar to a previous one is to pick a diamond that is more brilliant than her first one. Brilliance and glitter and are what establishes the beauty of a diamond. The diamond should be of high quality and well cut. One can also get a different shape ring than the previous ring, as well as a different setting. One can get a gold or platinum band, or a personally designed band. The band should be made of the same precious metal as the engagement ring, so they complement each other. If the bride had a previous diamond engagement ring, one can add a different stone in the ring such as a diamond in the middle of a sapphire. Any diamond should have been graded and independently certified for authenticity. A brand name diamond means the company meets high quality standards.
Planning your wedding for the second time around can be just as romantic and exciting as the first wedding. Second-time brides will appreciate a more refined and elegant style for the ring. However, they often prefer larger and more brilliant diamond rings. They are more likely to get a ring that is bigger and better than the one for the first marriage.
If one is young and just starting out in life when they get married the first time, budgets are normally tight preventing that extravagant dream wedding. When one gets married the second time, it is still a new start in life; however, there is more money this time allowing for more flexibility. On your special wedding day, you will be sharing your joy and love with family and friends. Wearing your dream engagement ring can make the occasion even more memorable.