Let’s face it. Weddings are pretty emotional. There’s the arrival music, the vows, the readings, the kiss, the rings, and sometimes there’s grooms crying and sometimes there’s brides crying and sometimes everyone is having a bit of a boo hoo hoo. And that’s totally totally fine. If there’s ever a free hall pass to cry, it’s at a wedding.
In my view, I love it when people cry. In fact, I practically demand at least one crier! I’ve had weddings where the couple provided a pack of tissues per guest as they knew there’d be a lot of criers.
As far as the bride and groom are concerned, I would estimate that the crying ratio is 65% grooms, 35% brides. Yes, you read that correctly. More grooms cry than brides. And why is that?
I believe it’s because the brides run through and visualise the ceremony many times in their head, so when it actually happens they’re more prepared. Whereas for many grooms, they haven’t prepared themselves emotionally.
I have no problem with brides or grooms crying. It’s a genuine reaction to a genuine moment, and I always have a spare tissue or two on hand, just in case. All part of the service…