“I may not be your first date, your first kiss, or your first love, and that’s fine, because I just want to be your last.”
I recently read a short article about the famous line “You may now kiss the bride.” I never thought too much about the actual words before – usually the excitement of the first kiss gets me :), but this got me thinking.
For centuries, the lingo has always been that way, but digging into the words deeper, it feels like this moment is simply focused on one person. Well, what about the other person? Don’t you think this moment is something that they should share together? Thinking of it this way, wouldn’t it be nice for kiss to be pronounced in a different way? “You may now kiss each other,” or “You may now seal this union with a kiss.”…I love the way these sounds. It makes this moment feel more like a partnership <3
Here are some other ways the first kiss can be pronounced:
- “You may now seal your vows with a kiss”
- “You may now celebrate your love and devotion with a kiss”
- “You may now share your first kiss as husband and wife.”
- “You may now share your first kiss as a married couple.”
And hey, if you still want the traditional “You may now kiss the bride” at the end of your ceremony, more power to ya! If that’s what you’d like to hear, it’s just as meaningful and beautiful as it’s always been…so enjoy!
Want to read the full article? Check it out on Offbeat Bride.
Hugs and Kisses,