One enduring image of almost every wedding I’ve ever attended is of the loving bride and groom shoving cake against the face and up the nostrils of the person with whom each frosting-encrusted member of the devoted couple now is expected to go ahead and spend the rest of life.
Weddings are complicated. From plus-one invitations to picking the bridal party to discussing the budget, wedding etiquette can be tricky for the couple and their guests. And it doesn’t help that expectations are constantly evolving with technology and changing social norms.
I was at my cousin’s summer wedding, and the reception hall was freezing. I, of course, had not planned appropriately and was dressed for the 90-degree outdoor temperatures. My grandma saw how cold I was and sternly told my date to take off his shirt and give it to me.
Mandi Sponseller started her event design and rental business by renting decorations from her own wedding. And while her business still has a focus on rentals, it also has morphed into event design. Whiskey and Lace Events offers rentals, styling and day-of design, though not just for weddings.
Zoe Oswalt delivered mail for 14 years before she launched her own bakery selling custom wedding cakes. She had been making wedding cakes for her friends and family while living in Fort Benning, Georgia, where her husband, Ed, a major in the U.S. Army, was stationed.
At most weddings, I notice that the guests are often divided: extroverts vs. introverts. The extroverts are on the dance floor or mingling over drinks while everyone else is huddling in the corner or sitting quietly and staring at their phones.
It was all business in the very beginning for Haley Rice and John Becker. In the spring of 2014, Haley had just come back to Canton after attending graduate school in Oxford, Ohio. While she was actively job searching, John messaged her on LinkedIn about a potential job opening. They met for lunch to discuss business, and before the day was over, John asked Haley out for drinks that night. A few days later, he asked her out to dinner. By then, Haley knew this was no longer about business.
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