I'm a shy person, I've always been. I haven't been engaged for very long, but one thing that has been picking at my brain, any time I try to do any planning, is how to do the “you may now kiss each other” moment.
I love my partner and would really like to show it, but any time I think about kissing (or doing really any public displays of affection) I get sick to my stomach.
Do you think it's something I can cut out of the ceremony? Or have any tips on maybe making it easier?
As with anything in our lovely little circle of weirdos: You can add and/or remove any wedding traditions to make your ceremony feel more “you.” So my answer is yes to both questions. You can totally cut it from your ceremony, but if you feel like you want to replace it with something, here are some options…
You may now high-five each other
You may now hand fart the bride
Since we are comedy writers, everything was an attempt at funny! “You may now hand fart the bride” was a great line, since Eric and I have a party trick we do sometimes where we make fart sounds while holding each other's hands. Immature, yes, but also fun!
You may now update your marital status on Facebook
Take a minute to mutually make your marriage “Facebook official” after your officiant announces your union. Maybe even do what Meg and Zach did, and have your officiant take the photo to go with the announcement.
You may now cheers each other
While Kendra and Tom “cheers-ed each other at each point in the ceremony,” you could have your toasting glasses on hand for a special first cheers at the end of the ceremony. Or maybe you could do a first shot together as a married couple?
Anyone else have any first kiss alternative ideas for people who hate PDA?