What to do when cultural values within extended families collide? Etiquette for children as wedding guests? Death étiquette is questioned. Black velvet in the shoulder season? Do the groom's mother and sister wear the same color dress?
MARRIAGE, that staple institution that generates joy and lament in almost equal sums, is not safe even from those charged with extolling and facilitating it. (RT @kchitwood: Not a utopia 'Down Under' w/ civil celebrants in #Australia #NewZealand.
Not a problem in the UK (as civil celebrants cannot legally marry people), although professionalism is always an issue.
A long-distance marriage is not an easy experience. Those whose spouse spends much of their time abroad on business know that well enough. The spouse that remains at home has a lot on his/her mind: How will I manage everything on my own?
CBC.ca Smartphones at weddings: Are shutterbugs ruining the bride's big day? CBC.ca It's pretty common to see people pulling out their smartphones and tablets at wedding ceremonies these days — capturing every moment on camera.
I'm certainly against these intrusions (although if the couple specifically wanted it, then I'd go with it).
People Magazine Bono on the Clooney Wedding: 'Very Emotional and Lovely' People Magazine Leaving Venice on Monday morning, Bono, one of the celebrated guests at the weekend wedding of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin, joked to PEOPLE: "Wedding?
Sorry not to have been invited to conduct this civil wedding - and astonished!!!
Your guide to party etiquette | Moms NRToday.com I caught myself doing this recently while talking freely about our vow renewal. We've decided not to have a full-blown ceremony, but an intimate dinner with friends and family.
Although a general piece, the advice holds good for wedding invites too.