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I really like SMP, but please!

Style Me Pretty is one of those Web sites I go to at least once or twice a day. I think the weddings are hust gorgeous and I've gottena  lot of usable ideas, and their most recent post is no different.

BUT! The description talks about the secret intimate ceremony the couple had first with family only and then later that same day they got married in front of all their guests.

That is just about the stupidest thing I have ever heard.

http://stylemepretty.com/
Lizzie

Re: I really like SMP, but please!

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    How stupid, what's the point?
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    I also love SMP, but I bet they would post a wedding where the bride married her cousin if it had "beautiful vintage details" and enough pink peonies. They're all about the look, I bet not very many people even read the stories.
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    I don't see any problem with having a family-only intimate wedding first and then on the same day getting married in front of all their guests.  This is what happens in every Asian wedding, actually.

    Most Asians have a tea ceremony in the morning, usually family and very close family friends only.  This is when we venerate the ancestors, the bride is given to the groom's family, and they get married in the eyes of the family.  Afterwards, we have a Western wedding, usually in a church, garden, reception hall, city hall (what have you) in front of the rest of the guests.  This is usually for people who need to have a civil marriage in front of a legit justice of peace or minister or for those who are of Christian background.  This is when they get married in the eyes of the State and of God.  And there's some who do it because they really want to wear the traditional white dress.
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    See, now that's a reason and a tradition. I might not be used to it, but I'm not going to judge it.

    But there is no apparent reason for this at all, and I think it's much worse than couples who get married for military reasons or whatever and then have another ceremony later. And for the record, I can't stand that either.
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    I had to unsubscribe from SMP.  It all looks the same to me, and I think they post way too many styled shoots and not enough real weddings.
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    SMP has an annual questionnaire at the beginning of every year that asks readers how they feel about their website.  Hopefully you guys will voice some of these concerns to them!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_really-like-smp-but-please?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:22f59e5c-441d-48db-b3b8-7f4950e3737aPost:0f80ade6-f1cd-4ed1-a829-558eaa731d4c">I really like SMP, but please!</a>:
    [QUOTE]Style Me Pretty is one of those Web sites I go to at least once or twice a day. I think the weddings are hust gorgeous and I've gottena  lot of usable ideas, and their most recent post is no different. BUT! The description talks about the secret intimate ceremony the couple had first with family only and then later that same day they got married in front of all their guests. That is just about the stupidest thing I have ever heard. <a href="http://stylemepretty.com/" rel="nofollow">http://stylemepretty.com/</a>
    Posted by aragx6[/QUOTE]

    What was the point of the secret intimate ceremony if you're just going to do the same thing or something similar later?

    I understand the example of the Chinese tea ceremonies, and I was lucky enough to be involved in my friend's celebration.  I guess I just don't get why you would do the same ceremony twice.
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