Wedding Blogger Battle Royale: Round 1
The biggest thing to happen to wedding blogging since Pinterest kicks off today with the launch of our wedding blogger battle royale series. Once per week for the next six weeks, we’ll be pitting two of our favorite wedding personalities against each other in a wedding debate for the ages. In one corner, we’ve got Ian from A Groom’s Diary. His biggest advantages are his snark and ill regard for basic human decency. In the other corner is wedding guru Anne Chertoff. Needless to say, the results should be entertaining.
Round 1 – Kids at weddings: yay or nay?
Anne says: Well it depends. If they’re your nieces and nephews then yay. Their parents and grandparents will probably insist. You’ll take a few cute photos and won’t even notice they’re there.
If they are not a relative I would say nay. You may want to offer parents help in finding a sitter for the wedding — either at the venue if a hotel or nearby. Just explain that you want them (the adults) to have a great time and thought it would be better to leave the kids at home.
Ian says: Clearly, you’ve spent too long in wedding-blogger world and forgotten one simple fact: Kids are awesome at weddings.
What bride would want to walk down the aisle without a 3-year-old girl in a dress that the bride purchased screaming bloody-murder in protest of having to toss flowers?
And who says $200/plate is too much for chicken-fingers?
And really–what kind of cold-hearted soul doesn’t find the charm behind a 6-year-old boy catching a garter-belt and wearing it like a headband?
Really, Anne. Lighten up.
Who do you side with in this debate? Let us know if you’re with Ian or Anne by leaving a comment below.
Anne Chertoff has worked at Modern Bride, Martha Stewart Weddings, iVillage Weddings, Brides.com and was the Editor in Chief of aisledash.com and AOL’s Royal Wedding web site. She currently writes wedding planning and style columns for several wedding sites including EquallyWed and WeddingWire. Follow Anne on Twitter.