From a Gay-Wedding Groom: The Bouquet, The Words, The Kiss?

The Wedding Guru tackles a trio of gay wedding queries from a groom-to-be and his partner



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With the passage of same-sex marriage legislation in New York State, questions are surfacing more frequently from gay couples who face a whole list of issues that they feel are theirs alone. (And yet, perhaps not...!)

A Hudson Valley groom asks: “I’m thrilled that my partner and I will be able to marry legally, and we’re in the throes of planning all the details for our ceremony and reception. Every so often, we come across a tradition that is lovely, but not ‘gay-friendly.’ In particular: the bouquet toss, what the officiant should say instead of ‘And now you may kiss the bride’ (when there is no bride), and what we should do about that kiss.”

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Congratulations — you're involved in a wedding! Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride or hubby-to-be, an attendant or a guest, Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all your need-to-know questions about your nuptials.

Judy Lewis is the founder of HudsonValleyWeddings.com, the one-stop resource for services and products, promotions and specials, a Regional Bridal Show schedule, Wed Shop, and links to money-saving and wedding-related Web sites. In her spare time, Judy loves to compose poetry and create collages. She currently resides in Kingston with her husband and business partner, Jon.

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