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5 Tacky Things to Avoid on Your Wedding Day

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Weddings are a special time for a couple who want to declare their love publicly, make it all legal, and then share this special day with family and friends.

Most of us have been to fabulously stylish weddings, but we’ve often gone to some that weren’t quite so. Maybe the fun got a bit too risque, maybe the bride turned bridezilla, or the groom was too hungover from his bachelor party the night before.

There are lots of mistakes and poor choices a bride and groom can make. Here are five to avoid:

1 ) Facebooking and Tweeting during the Ceremony

Yes, really, this is a thing! We live in a world where many feel the need to announce what they are having for breakfast (as they are eating it) and taking pictures of it for all to see. Even the most intimate moments seem to be spread all over social media as it happens.

But doing this during a ceremony can definitely be considered tacky. Many people have a religious ceremony, making tweeting or live blogging even more disrespectful — not only to the officiant, but to the spirit of the moment.

If friends and family cannot attend, they will be perfectly fine with seeing pictures the next day — as in the days before social media. Wedding are a once-off (we hope) moment between husband and wife, and those they have chosen to attend.

If loved ones cannot attend, the couple can have a friend set up a live feed so they can watch from home. But the bride and groom need to put their phones away before heading up the aisle.

2) Keep the Sexy for the Bridal Suite

Wedding gowns that show too much thigh or most of your breasts aren’t a good idea. While we all want to look our best and feel sexy as brides, we also want to keep it classy.

Remember that these photos will be in your home for life. Any future children will see them, and you’ll want to be proud of how you look on what should be one of the best days of your life.

The whole garter removal tradition is fine if that’s your thing but don’t make it a strip show and nobody wants to see your underwear.

Grooms shouldn’t be too touchy feely of their new wife’s body on the big day.

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This point is one that generates more discussion because it involves the values ​​and beliefs of each. It is therefore essential to accept the differences of the other person and reach agreements on how you want the ceremony.

January 14, 2016 - 12:21am
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