I got married on July 20, 2019. It was a dream, and we are living newlywed bliss! Now it's my mom's turn, and I've stepped in as wedding planner! My mom & stepdad got engaged 9 months or so into my husband & my engagement (it was a long time coming, they have been together for 10 years) but they didn't take a second longer than the actual proposal day to focus on them. They 100% focused on my husband & me, and it was so sweet! Now I'd like to return the favor for her. My mom & stepdad are 60 years old, and just want something casual & fun & surrounded by loved ones.
So far, we have a destination wedding in Jackson Hole, WY next Summer (July-September 2020) on a Saturday. Around 30 guests (ish). I hope to have major things (venue, hotel block, etc.) booked by December 2019.
Brides who have planned their second wedding, any tips? Do I still do a bridal shower or bachelorette for her? Does she do a registry (she feels kind of silly asking for gifts)? Do traditional wedding dress salons have dresses for older brides, or should we look elsewhere? Do they need a rehearsal dinner? Any tips for small weddings?
I feel confident with traditional etiquette, but I know things change for micro-weddings, and second weddings with older brides & grooms.
My brother, me, my husband, my mom, and my stepdad!