"I got you": The revelation I found hidden in a wedding tango

When my partner suggested we do a full "so you think you can dance" stylized tango as our first dance, I was thrilled. I've always loved the idea of learning how to tango. It's a bold choice. It's a feminist choice. The tango is the only ballroom dance where the man is not in charge. I was excited. But on the day of the wedding, I started to get anxious. I heard the shift in the music we had agreed would be our queue, and I hesitated. My introverted self just wanted to stay in my room and flee the audience. I pulled myself together and stepped out onto our living room floor…

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How honest should I be with acquaintances about wedding planning?

This morning a coworker of mine with whom I am friendly but don't see very often bustled over to me to ask about the wedding. So I told her how I was really feeling, and I got the impression that just wasn't what she wanted to hear. How do you handle wedding planning oversharing with coworkers and acquaintances?

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Crash plans and mingling: how to host an introvert-friendly wedding shower

"The bride, other bridesmaid, and I are all introverts and all have general/social anxiety or both. As the maid of honor I want to plan the best wedding shower possible, however I don't want it to be too strenuous. Can you please help me with some ideas to make the lead up to my friend's wedding as enjoyable and memorable (for all the right reasons) as possible!" Yep! Here are some ways to host an introvert-friendly wedding shower…

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Shy couples rejoice: voiceover vows are a thing and they will save you

Shy or introverted couples and those with social anxiety: if you're not cool with reading your vows in front of a big group of guests, this idea is killer. Hazi and Matt decided to record their vows ahead of time and overlay it onto some sweet video to share with their guests! This is such a great way to share your love with the ones you love while keeping your anxiety at bay. You could even head out of earshot while the video was running if you're really not down for seeing it all go down.

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Planning an introvert-friendly wedding when you're an extrovert

Extroverts, Type-As, and those who enjoy being the center of attention usually get the easy path when it comes to enjoying their wedding day. Introverts can have an internal conflict over wanting to celebrate themselves and their relationship, while struggling to be comfortable in the spotlight. We've covered similar topics in the past with tips to help the introverted portion of the couple survive and thrive. Here are some of our best tips for accommodating both sides of the coin and planning an introvert-friendly wedding.