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January 28, 1989 - Image 84

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-01-28

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84 BRIDES 1989

Second Marriage

hairstyle and makeup they will be
wearing for the wedding itself.
"A first-time bride seems to be
more tentative about her style and
relies on traditional hairstyles that fit
traditional headpieces. A second-time
bride will be more adventurous. She'll
wear a hat or flowers in her hair, and
she'll opt for an outfit she looks great
in — be it a beautifully tailored silk
suit or all-out sequins."
Depending on the time of day
and the formality of the wedding
party, the usual attire for the new
bride is a dressy cocktail frock or suit
which will have infinitely more future
wearability than a white gown with an
eight-foot train.
Bridal shops have a variety of
outfits for the second-time bride. The
manufacturers are so clued into the
market that there's even a line called
`Encore' geared for the occasion.

Wedding Vows

For second marriages, the bride
and groom may elect to write their
own vows or augment the traditional
words of the wedding ceremony.
"I don't want to use the exact
same words that were said at my first
marriage," says Ellen, a teacher who
will remarry this summer. "Maybe it's
because I'm superstitious, but more
likely because I want this wedding to
sound fresh. My fiance and I looked
at the words of the ceremony and
made some changes that will be
personal to us. We've even added a
short poem that we both love."
A couple has great latitude as to
what constitutes proper vows, and
they should make the ceremony
uniquely theirs by inserting their own
special feelings. Should they take this
option, they should let the rabbi or
official who is marrying them read a
copy of the "new" vows before the
ceremony, so there's no confusion as
to what will be said.
To be remarried by a Conserva-
tive or Orthodox rabbi, a divorced
person must present a get, a written
bill of divorce, to the rabbi. (A get is
not required in Reform synagogues.)

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