In our current climate, everything is shortened and straight to the point. The days of long walks in the park just for pleasure has been replaced with gadgets to ensure we’re taking the appropriate number of steps. Invitations to gatherings and events are no longer mementos or keepsakes because they are sent as events or text messages. However, certain institutions should remain sacred, cherished and memorable. Weddings and proposals should not be drive-by events.
Deciding to spend the rest of your life with someone is not a fleeting thought, or at least it shouldn’t be. Taking the time to think about asking your true love to share their life with you is special. While there is no template for proposing I admit each proposal is different, there should be plenty of thought placed before proposing. Think how you would like for someone to propose to you. Ask your parents or close friends how they chose to ask the big question. Including others to witness the event should be done only if you want to share this event with others.
Wedding etiquette is extremely important and requires a modicum of decency. When attending formal weddings there are certain rules attendees should follow. Did you know seating at a wedding depends on if you’re a guest of the bride or the groom? It does, I mean you attend a wedding to see the bride and groom marry each other but seating depends on whose guest you are. Also, while small children are usually assigned the job of ring bearer or flower girl, weddings can be long for children who aren’t a part of the commencement. It might be a good idea to leave small children at home with a sitter and let the adults enjoy the wedding. If you’re planning on popping the big question or plan on attending a wedding soon a good rule of thumb would be to take this survey to see if you have all your ducks in a row.