Bridal Dos and Don’ts, Part 2

Disclaimer: This post is completely opinionated.  It is from my experience as a caterer and ‘bridal bitch’ for more than fifteen years, as well as being in seven weddings as an attendant of some sort.  It is compiled from the conversations employees had in the kitchen during/after events and cracking up over the antics of whatever reception was going on.  It is by no means meant to be a gospel truth, it’s just lessons learned over time!

Continued from yesterday, and to be continued tomorrow!!!

The ceremony

  • Depending on your religion, ethnicity, and personal preference, just about anything goes.  You may have a full homily, you may have written your own vows, you may have  just enough strength to say “I do” and nothing else.  Pre-ceremony music is fine.  Eighteen solos is extensive.  A long-lost tape recording of dad playing the recorder is a bit much.  Just remember your guests.   Communion for 200 takes a lot of time, so have more than one person offering.  A full homily can take awhile, so make sure that you have seats for the wedding party.   Many people may not be of your faith, so a program would be nice explaining traditions such as kneeling, head coverings, etc. Continue reading
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