There are so many upsides to getting married when you’re sixty-plus that we are not able to list them all here. However, we will list a few of the best aspects of getting married when you are ready for the next great adventure. Remember that you can wear white or any other color that you want to (bride’s prerogative) and that everyone just wants you to be happy and have it your way. You can have all of the things you’ve ever wanted for your wedding. Nothing is off-limits.
Dating When You’re Older
Dating can often feel like a chore as you become older and time continues to pass by. While dating and marriage (or remarriage) isn’t for everyone, it is often a great way to interact with new people, gain new relationships, friendships and a possible future spouse. Dating doesn’t have to be a chore, it is up to you to decide how you want to date as you get older! A simple walk around the block, a game of cards, or an easy home-cooked meal is all it takes to start getting to know someone new. Many dating apps have become readily available in this technology age. If you feel so inclined to download a dating app, you just might meet the one for you! After time has passed and you feel like you’ve found your partner, here are a few tips for planning a mature wedding.
Your Wedding Can Be as Classy as You Would Like
Youth is obsessed with ornate details and tacky layers of busy design. You and your partner can finally have the classic wedding of your dreams because you love the fine details and refined understatement of a classic marriage. Enriched with beauty and life experience, your wedding will have the perfection that immaturity is unable to bring to a big occasion.
Ultimately, you and your spouse decide the final touches. It is your special day and should reflect your brilliant, colorful nature. Consider the words of Robert Browning. “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.”
Acceptance of Each Other Leads to More Laughter
This is the time of great laughter. While immaturity is busily obsessed with establishing itself, taking itself way too seriously, and trying to crush everybody under its very weak fist, you can actually relax. Your partner is warm and affectionate, as are you. The deep insight that the two of you share of this world is like being in a secret club that only you have access to.
Simple Elegance in Style is Deeply Appreciated
The simple act of being in love is enough for you. Instead of piling on details that have vague meaning and unclear origins, you prefer simple engagement rings and classic hand-holding. You own yourself and have no need to prove anything. Your wine glasses are from your trip to Europe in the 80s instead of being picked out of the same catalog your maid-of-honor uses for her niece’s quinceanera. You will have your honeymoon in that little room of the store you both met in Norway, instead of in the most ostentatious location shared with hundreds of other honeymooners. Your style is actually special rather than pretending to be.
You have More Clarity to Love Adventure Even More
In their younger years, the youth of the world travels and experiences life as a blunt object might experience a soft pillow. In their enthusiasm and naivete, there is no appreciation for all the little details and pieces of information that make life so interesting. You bring many layers of life experience and knowledge to the adventure world. The history of two peoples, the way your body responds to extreme sports, and the emotional brilliance of connecting and mixing two lives. You know about all of these things.
You Can Finally Have the Wedding of Your Dreams
You don’t have to book an expensive hall that is only available a year or two in the future. You don’t have to be stuck at an opulent location with less-then-unique decorations and a bridal room still stained from the last twenty brides. Someone of your life experience can get married on the top of a cliff with the sun and birds all around. You can get married in that hidden cave and that only you and your husband know about. You can slip into the hidden pool that you used to skinny dip in during that little outing last month. This is the best part of getting married at your age. It can be all of these crazy, exciting things.
Your Partner Brings Many Years of Experience and Good Humor to Your World
Is there anything better than laughing with a man of experience? How wonderful his eyes are when he looks at you and appreciates the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. How magnificent that you can laugh and enjoy a morning cup of coffee with such a man. More and more people are reaching the age of 120. Even at sixty, you are just approaching your midlife years. As you approach this middle stage of your life, your partner in life is bringing their decades of experience, wit, cleverness, and enjoyment with them. What a lovely time to get married!
In conclusion, we want to encourage you to be picky, explore many options for your engagement ring, and pick something simple and classy. The next long stage of your life is just the beginning of a wonderful adventure with your beloved by your side, come what may. Many blessings to you both.