There are several things that are often said, in
one form or another, during wedding ceremonies, that we aren't going to have
said. Here's why:
"Who gives this woman to be married?"
We have a whole page
on this one.
anyone know of any reason why this couple should not be united in
Speak now or forever hold your peace."
We aren't looking for anyone's approval on
We consider ourselves the only authority on whether we
should be married.
"You may kiss the bride."
This sounds a lot like ownership again. We prefer "You may kiss
"I present to you, Mr. and Mrs. David
Fitzpatrick." More ownership. Elaine doesn't want
to be "Mrs. David Fitzpatrick" anymore than David wants to be "Mr.
Elaine Fitzpatrick." We
prefer "I present to you, David and Elaine