“You may now kiss the bride” (or as I usually say, “You may now seal your promises with a kiss!) raises the question: “How do we kiss?”
There are few kisses more important and more meaningful than your first one as a married couple. It is a passionate moment that should symbolize the love you share. Filled with romance and hope, that first kiss clinches the lifelong vows you have just pledged.
Your friends and your family are all there to witness this PDA (public display of affection), so what’s okay? A modest peck, or a full-on whopper now that you’re finally husband and wife?
To be honest, it’s up to YOU. It’s your wedding day – if there has to be an excuse for PDA (Public Displays of Affection), today is that day. Whether you keep it low-key and save it for the wedding night, or go all out, everyone will be happy for you.
From my point of view a “modest peck” doesn’t cut it. My advice to the bride and groom is two things:
1. Practice the ceremony kiss. Otherwise it may appear awkward. Remember the day he proposed, and you saw the ring and the tears in his eyes, and then you two started making out like maniacs? Yeah, don’t do that! Practice will definitely help so that your kiss will look natural and spontaneous. The bride needs to know if you will will include a “dip” and you should decide before hand which direction you’ll tilt your heads.
2. Hold the kiss a little longer than normal. Why? Photographers often miss this photo opt if you exchange a modest peck. Hold it until it begins to feel a little uncomfortable… usually about 5 seconds. It should not be too short since you want to capture the emotions of the moment, but it should not last so long that your guests get fidgety. Close your eyes. Embracing or holding hands is also a good idea. A 20-second workout for your tongues isn’t called for. No sloppy make-out sessions, please! 😉
…OR… “Otherwise it may appear awkward.”
…And into the future. Kiss often. Smooching actually reduces stress! Kissing is also good for dental hygiene, and since French kissing uses all 34 facial muscles, passionate sessions on the sofa can burn 6.4 calories per minute.
Copyright © 2015 – Larry James. This information is adapted from Larry’s Wedding Website and Wedding Blog. Larry James is a non-denominational minister and performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere! Every wedding ceremony is customized to your complete satisfaction. Call to check availability: Cell: 480-205-3694. You will find more than 475 pages of Wedding ideas, tips (90 tips and growing), ceremonies, and more at: http://www.celebrateintimateweddings.com. Check Larry’s availability.
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