Sheryl Stewart


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Doomed To Divorce? Wedding Red Flags! (Crazy News Quiz)

According to this article in Cosmo, you can tell if a couple is going to make it by watching them closely while they are planning their wedding. One of the big red flags is if the bride refuses to let the groom choose the wedding cake! According to an expert wedding planner, the groom should be responsible for at least one part of the wedding. A bride that refuses to let him do anything is too controlling and selfish for the marriage to work. Here's an excerpt:

It's true: Brides are almost always more interested in the minutiae of wedding planning than grooms are. But when I encounter a woman who refuses to relinquish any control to her fiancé, it doesn't bode well. I can think of a few instances in which the woman ruled the event with an iron fist and the couple ended up in divorce court a few years later. Basically, they weren't able to make decisions together.

On the flip side, it's a positive sign when a bride takes the time to understand which part of the wedding is most important to her groom and then gives him full say in that area. A couple I worked with years ago — who happen to still be very happily married — serves as an example. He couldn't have cared less about the flowers, color palette, and hors d'oeuvres, but he was completely obsessed with the cake. When it came time for the tasting, the bride said, "Let's get whatever you want." Whether it's the cake, the photographer, the open bar, whatever, a bride who lets her almost-hubby have some say proves she's empathetic, and a guy who wants his taste to count shows he's not aloof — both necessary traits for the relationship to pan out

Do you agree? I let my husband choose our wedding cake because he cared more about it than I did. I also let him pay for it. ;-)

Other red flags to look for include:

The Groom Lets His Mom Call the Shots

The Bride Blows Half the Budget on Her Dress

The Bride Freaks Over the Groom's Bachelor Party

The Bride and Groom Fight in Front of The Wedding Planner


03/10/2010 10:09AM
Doomed To Divorce? Wedding Red Flags! (Crazy News Quiz)
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