Wedding trends I don't understand: Part 2
A commenter alluded to this week's topic after last week's post in which I'd declared there were a few wedding trends that I couldn't wrap my head around.
I'd already decided that this one needed a post separate from last week's so I'm interested to know what you think.
A colleague sent me this link the other day and I literally sat at my desk shaking my head and saying "Whyyy? Whyyyyyyyyyy?" out loud. (Depending on where you work, might be NSFW, but nothing too bad in there.)
I thought I'd seen or heard of everything (wedding related, that is) but this one was a new one for me: The day-after, sexy time, married couple photos.
Whaaaaa? I may hear you say. Exactly.
So apparently the latest "thing" is to invite a professional photographer to come and capture you and your new husband/wife doing your coupley thing on the first day as a married couple. And by "coupley" I don't mean bitching about who should take out the rubbish, but more like what every married couple is supposed to do on their first day together - lie around wrapped in each other's arms and legs. (Does that EVER happen? I've only ever heard stories of hangovers, fights, and mad rushes to get to some next-day event and carry on the socialising. Where does sexy time fit into that?)
Spew? Yes. Lots of it.
I'm no prude (I'M FROM HAMILTON), but sheesh, this sure would take a rather exhibitionist couple to make it happen. Wouldn't it?
I looked at some of the pics - there's a good gallery here - and I can see how they were (or some have been) inspired by those raaaooooow Armani ads.
In theory, it is a little bit cute. I mean if you both look like hot pieces of ass, you're going to be able to get some smoking hot photos of each other that are a little bit restricted viewing. Now they'd make for some great viewing in years to come.
But I'm not entirely sure who would ever see those pics though; I mean they're hardly the thing to have mounted (pun intended) and hung (pun intended) above the fireplace. Are they?
I imagine waking up the day after our wedding, hoarse voice from talking too much, crazy hair (thanks, hairspray) and doing my best impression of a raccoon with mascara falling down my face because I would have been too tired the night before to take off my makeup. Hardly photogenic. BUT I imagine it will feel AMAZING. I will be a WIFE! Wedding stress will be OVER! Marriage begins NOW! So I can see why you would want to remember that feeling for some time, I'm just not convinced photos are the way.
I'm interested to know - have you or do you plan to do 'day after' boudoir photos? What do you think of this trend - a nice way to remember that feeling on that special day, or just a little bit weird?
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