(Closed) ‘you may now kiss the bride’? or not?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Toss 'you may now kiss the bride'
    toss it! He doesnt need permission!! : (2 votes)
    8 %
    Keep it to be traditional : (15 votes)
    63 %
    skip it and kiss after announcement of Mr & Mrs : (7 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    You could try some variation, like, “You may now seal your vows with a kiss” or something like that. I’ve definitely heard a variety of takes on the traditional, “You may now kiss the bride.”

    Post # 5
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    432 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I stole these but here are some:

    “You may now seal this union with a kiss.”

    “You may now kiss each other.”

    “You may now seal your vows with a kiss.”

    “You may now (or Please) celebrate your love and devotion with a kiss.”

    “You may now (or Please) share your first kiss as husband and wife.”

    “Begin your journey with a kiss”

    “An ancient belief proclaims that when a couple in love kisses, a little bit of each other’s soul is transported to abide in the other. At what better time than now to share your souls and a kiss.”

    Post # 6
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    444 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    If you don’t like the traditional line, skip it! I firmly believe that the ceremony should only have things that hold meaning to the bride and groom, so if you’re not happy with the line, drop it, and kiss whenever you like. You could kiss soon as you walk down the aisle, and then again when you’re announced as married?

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Blue-Bird: I just added this post to my favorites – great suggestions!

    Post # 8
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    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I like the above suggestions, especially “You may now seal your vows with a kiss.”

    Post # 9
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    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    Our priest made a gesture to us (discussed at the rehersal) which indicated it was time to kiss. I don’t have a problem with the line it was just how he does things so we went with it. Maybe you could just talk to your officient and predetermine when you will kiss so he knows to pause or give you a non verbal cue.

    Post # 10
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    5883 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We used, “you may now kiss each other”

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