Not just in American movies
Posted by MB on April 20, 1998 at 17:18:40:
In response to Kiss the bride, written by Tineke on April 15, 1998 at 04:23:16
] (snip) This "you may kiss the bride" thing is something I've only seen in American movies.
Well, it occurs in quite a few real-life American weddings as well. Even when the priest/minister does not say those specific words, the bride and groom often kiss anyway. In fact, I would say it would be pretty unusual if they didn't; the guests would feel that there was something missing! ;-) I speak from experience : my mother's family is quite large (lots of weddings) and I've also been a bridesmaid five times, not to mention singing at a few weddings, too!
A wedding kissing ritual I particularly abhor, however, is the one that sometimes occurs at receptions. Each time the guests clink their cutlery on their stemware, the bride and groom are expected to kiss. ;-p My friends Lisa and Allen had their revenge. When the clinking started, they turned and kissed the best man and the maid-of-honor instead!
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