STAY TOGETHER THE NIGHT BEFORE THE WEDDING?
It seems like the lines are more blurred than ever for couples these days
NO, says Michael Christian, host on Mornings on Sydney’s 104.1 2DAY FM
‘I married the girl of my dreams in 2015 on an island in Fiji, and on the day before the wedding I waved my soon-to-be wife off as she boarded a boat headed for the island. I had two reasons for doing this. My wife had pulled together what was about to be the most incredible wedding on a remote island. I wanted her to have those final hours to herself, so she could be as relaxed as possible. She didn’t need the added stress of making sure everyone was on the right boat the morning of the wedding, or in the right rooms! Spending those 24 hours apart before we said ‘I do’ gave me a new appreciation for the time, effort and patience it took her to put our wedding together. I was only on my own for a short time and that was more than enough. Weddings are STRESSFUL!
Secondly, there’s the saying, ‘Absence makes the heart grow fonder’ and I couldn’t agree more. The main reason I wanted to spend my final night apart was because I wanted to be even more excited standing there at the end of the aisle. From the moment I said goodbye, I was counting down to seeing her again and have that first kiss as husband and wife. That small time away from her took everything to the next level.
For me, spending the night before apart isn’t about tradition. It’s about making your special day even more special.’
YES, says Angus O’Loughlin, co-host Amos, Cat & Angus on Adelaide’s hit107
‘You know what’s really great? Single sex. And you know what’s boring and monotonous? Married sex.
Why neglect yourself the chance at one good ol’ roll around in the sheets with the woman you love but don’t yet have legal binding documents with? Why not make love to a woman who still has a different last name? Why not shag the woman of your dreams while the next “couple goal” is still “getting hitched” and not
“kids, mortgages etc”?
This old, boring tradition of not seeing your partner before the big day is outdated! I’m not saying you HAVE to, but you surely should be allowed to do what you want. There’s a great camaraderie in having a few drinks with your best group of friends/wedding party who no doubt have travelled from all corners of the globe, but why not go and kiss the person you’re about to commit your life to before they go to bed?
Let’s break down some strict traditions we’ve moved beyond... Asking guests if they object Male/female only partnerships Monogamous unions
...and not seeing your partner the night before!
Plus I heard a story of a groom shagging a random guest at the hotel where the bridal party was staying at the night before the big day.
Why not give every opportunity to bust those snakes by having their room keys!’