STAY TO­GETHER THE NIGHT BE­FORE THE WED­DING?

It seems like the lines are more blurred than ever for cou­ples th­ese days

Cosmopolitan Bride (Australia) - - THE BOYS -

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!’

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