Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Excellent Wedding Advice 

I agree with Ed Brayton over at Dispatches from the Culture Wars and his hearty endorsement of this post by John Scalzi at Whatever. Sharing his experience from his own wedding and the four he has performed for others, he gives practical advice to gay men and lesbians now planning and going through their own official weddings. It's a wonderful guide to all the little things that are glossed over in the wedding advice columns and books, such as:

"You will almost certainly have trouble focusing on anything but the face of your beloved during the ceremony; that's why there's a third person up there to direct traffic."

"Some people don't think you should invite your exes to the wedding. But I think it's not such a bad thing to have one person in the crowd slightly depressed that they let you get away. They'll get over it at the reception. Trust me."

"There will be drama of some sort at the reception. If the wedding party lets any of it reach the newlyweds, they haven't done their job"

Read it. Print it out. Tuck it away for frequent reference when you're planning the big event.

Posted by Beth Henderson at 10:06 AM