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Make New Wedding Traditions

By December 16, 2019 December 19th, 2019 No Comments

Something newAs we look at the wedding trends that some would consider questionable, it’s easy to find likely suspects:

— Creating a custom website with funny photos and tales of your courtship.
— Throwing a costume karaoke party for out-of-towners the night before the wedding.
— Getting married on a 115-foot yacht at sunset.
— Writing personalized vows with inside jokes and tear-inducing declarations of love.
— Doing a choreographed salsa dance to the tune of “The Lovecats” by the Cure.
— Skipping a tiered wedding cake in favor of four different ice cream cakes.
— Asking guests to contribute to a honeymoon fund instead of registering at Macy’s.

Oh, wait, that was my wedding. And it was awesome. I mean, isn’t the point of the wedding to be a unique expression of the couple’s personality, celebrated by the friends and family they love the most?

So while I can understand the exasperation caused by people who put all their photos on Instagram and create clever hashtags on Twitter…

And I can appreciate how some feel a the loss of tradition when a traditional clergyman is forgone for a friend who just became a minister of the Universal Life Church …

And I can happily survive the rest of my life without flying to Costa Rica and putting on a lei and a mustache in some rented photo booth on the beach…

I only hope to attend more weddings that feel customized instead of cookie-cutter.

But I’d be sure to tell the bride and groom one thing before they start planning: skip the bags of candy and picture frames for all the guests

We just end up throwing them out when we get home.

SourceEvan Marc Katz is a dating coach for women and author of four books on relationships.

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