Second Marriage and Nothing to Show For It: Should You Register For Gifts for your Second Wedding?

A husband- and wife-to-be contemplate a bridal registry for their second marriages



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Sometimes things become tricky when you remarry. Current etiquette speaks against re-registering for gifts. But when you own nothing from your first marriage, what should you do?

Dear Wedding Guru: “My fiancé and I are going to be married each for the second time.  Both of us ended up with nothing out of our first marriages: He gave everything to her, and I had to sell most of my stuff. I’m living with my parents, so I still haven’t acquired anything. We’d like a small wedding (inviting just our families), but have a big reception for family and friends. Since we}re both starting over, is it appropriate to register for gifts for the reception? I’m not having a bridal shower or anything like that, but to be honest, it’d help to get gifts since we’re starting out with nothing!”

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Congratulations — you're involved in a wedding! Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride or hubby-to-be, an attendant or a guest, Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all your need-to-know questions about your nuptials.

Judy Lewis is the founder of HudsonValleyWeddings.com, the one-stop resource for services and products, promotions and specials, a Regional Bridal Show schedule, Wed Shop, and links to money-saving and wedding-related Web sites. In her spare time, Judy loves to compose poetry and create collages. She currently resides in Kingston with her husband and business partner, Jon.

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