I just attended my second wedding of all time and I still don’t quite understand how it all works.
Within the next 6-ish months, I’m getting married (thank you, thank you). Now, I need some help.
What the hell are the “rules”?
I admit I don’t know anything about your standard wedding. My last wedding was a cross of Iranian (they’re both Iranian) and a “movie” wedding. My friend’s critique of their wedding was that they had mixed up a few parts.
So, what kind of “wedding template” should I use?
Does the groom/brides maids get “introduced” at the door? How many can I have? How many should I have?
Should I feed my guests first? In the middle? Last? My friend said that “buffet” style was somewhat strange at a wedding but I’ve heard of people having buffet type weddings before. Should dinner be served? Or is buffet good enough?
Who makes speeches (mandatory) and who doesn’t have to unless they ask?
I never heard of this one, but apparently when guests start tapping their glasses that tells the married couple to kiss? How many other rules like that exist?
Of course my first priority is to have fun. And I doubt many of my friends are going to look down on me for having a strange wedding. I just want to know the general rules before they try something on me
The wedding we’re planning is going to be small (35 people) and we’re going to try to have the reception and the marriage itself in the same place (we’re bother Atheists). Funds are limited so we’re going for the low key approach. Our wedding is going to be a mix of our cultures (Japanese and Bulgarian) so regardless of the rules, it’s going to be a rather strange event
Thanks for any help!