The Wedding Etiquette Evolution – Times Are Changing.
Weddings are very traditional ceremonies unifying two loving couples passed down from many generations back but it has undergone many phases of change leading up to the current modern times. Wedding etiquettes have evolved. This article explores the significant differences in wedding culture between old and modern times.
Photography by Mick Cookson – Manchester photography.
Wedding bills for modern times are split between bride and groom’s families. Back in the days wedding day ceremony is paid for by the bride’s family while the groom settles the honeymoon cost. Survey shows that 47.6% bear wedding costs with parents while 42.5% settle the bills all by their own. Traditionally, grooms would have their best male friends or relatives doubling up as groomsmen while brides would have closest female friends as bridesmaids. Times change in this current day and age where groom and bride alike are free to choose whoever regardless of gender. It goes by the selection of closest friends or family member.
Making RSVP for the wedding day is much more convenient nowadays. Guests have various flexible options from calling to confirm of email a confirmation message. Many also turn to Facebook for RSVP procedures as a simple acknowledgment message will do. The hash tag is a popular feature to draw viewers to one single location. Wedding hashtags do not exist until in recent years and it allows wedding guests to share their photos and allows for ease of tracking photos relevant to the topics created after the # symbol.
When it comes to wedding photos, there will always be a professional photographer arranged to cover the shoots throughout the wedding day. Wedding couples may have to explicitly request guests not to share photos on social platform media as to respect the photographer’s professional work. This has been termed “unplugged” wedding by observers. Cash is the new gift for modern wedding presents. A physical of the digital wishing well is set up to facilitate the collection of donations from guests which usually serve to cover honeymoon expenses or home deposits.
Congratulatory messages only pour in after the couples had changed their relationship status online. Some couples may prefer keeping their status private so holding off your congratulatory messages may be appropriate. Some prefer their treasured moments off social media. Relationship status would need to be changed to notify friends on your newlywed status. However there is no fixed timeline for this to be accomplished and it is up to individual preferences.
Wedding invites usually restricts to the invitee alone without their companion. Hence many refrain from asking for space for plus-ones. The wedding couple may have budgetary constraints or only cherishes the company of close friends. Wedding gifts can be presented after the wedding ceremony within a one-year timeframe. Usually, wedding gifts are handed over on the wedding reception day itself as it can be embarrassing showing up empty-handed. For those who prefer to delay a bit, fret not as you have up to 12 full months to prepare the best possible gift. A well-thought gift is better than a gift prepared in a hassle.