When I was planning my wedding, I was amazed by how many strict, deeply-ingrained wedding etiquette rules still exist today. Despite the fact that couples have become less traditional than they were in the past (many live together before marriage and have no need for more kitchenware), these silly rules still exist. Here are some of the ridiculous etiquette rules that need to change.
My husband and I got married outside at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden on a gorgeous fall day. The wedding was beautiful, but if I could do it all over again, I probably wouldn’t have an outdoor wedding. Here are some of the pros and cons of having an outdoor wedding.
When you’re planning a wedding, everyone, and I mean everyone , feels the need to offer you unsolicited advice. Your mom, your friends, your hairstylist, and even a friend of a cousin’s friend’s neighbor’s coworker – they all have an opinion on some aspect of your wedding.
When I was planning my wedding, I was excited about everything except for two parts: spending money (obviously) and being the center of attention for an entire day.
I am a shy introvert. Introversion and shyness are often used interchangeably, but they are not one and the same. Introverts gain energy from spending time alone and feel drained after spending long periods of time with others. They need time by themselves to recharge after socializing. As a shy person, I feel self-conscious and uncomfortable being the center of attention.
Some of the following tips are more relevant for introverts, and others are for shy brides and grooms. Some of these may not be right for you – I am a big believer that what is right for one person is not always right for another. Follow the tips that make sense for you and ignore the ones that don’t.