Not that long ago, popular thought dictated that second weddings should not be elaborate, formal or extravagant; rather, one should aim for smaller, quieter and more intimate. Today, however, more than 30 percent of today's weddings are encore weddings and decidedly more commonplace. The focus is on celebrating two people who have found each other, discovering love again and embarking on a new beginning. In truth, celebrations can be as elaborate or as intimate as we desire, without fearing social stigma.
But is appropriate to register? Again? You bet! Even if you don't want gifts, some guests who love you may still want to give you something and need guidance. It's perfectly appropriate for encore couples to register. When it comes to nuptial gifts, a wedding can be like ten or more Christmases or birthdays rolled into one. For the second time couple, you probably have the microwave, dishwasher, lamps, occasional tables, toasters and just about everything else for the house so picking things gets a little harder second time around.
Still, now's the time to get new things that are your together. Don't be shy!