Wedding Etiquette: When to Clap, When to Cry — and When to Use Your Cell Phone (Hint: Never)

Getting emotional is OK at a wedding, so long as you’re tasteful. Cell phones, on the other hand, are never acceptable!



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The Wedding Guru says: There’s no reason to control a spontaneous outburst of joy! It has become routine at many weddings, and at this point in the ceremony, go for it. (Tastefully, of course.)

While we’re on the topic of noise, here’s something that should never be heard: your cell phone ringtone. That’s one sound during a ceremony that’s not acceptable and very disturbing. Sometimes, you’ll even see a sign at the entry asking guests to silence or turn off their cell phones. Since many couples are still married in places of worship, silencing your phone is just common sense anyway.

Have you ever experience an unfortunate ringtone or disruption at a wedding? Share your stories in the comments box below!

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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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