Wedding season is in full swing (usually peek season is during the months of mild weather, May/June and September/October). The Royal Wedding is going to happen on April 29, 2011, and there will be viewing parties at the bridal shop, Terry Costa, the Tower Club, and The British Emporium (to name a few). With all the wedding merriment in the air, weddings and marriage are the talk of the town. Wendy Williams addressed some topics this month about the upcoming Royal Wedding, and Diana’s and Charles’s past marriage, that warrant a little investigation: 1) the question of whether ex-girlfriends/ex-boyfriends should be invited to a wedding, and 2) cheating, open marriage, and swinging.
An Exclusive Engagement
Apparently, Catherine Middleton and Prince William will each have an ex or two at their wedding. Wendy said that she did not agree with the couple inviting their ex-partners to the wedding. In this day and age, when multiple sexual partners are for the most part accepted, and social media allows contact from those you may or may not wish to connect with ever again, it would behoove one to have a mature approach to former lovers. A blanket rule barring ex-girlfriends/ex-boyfriends from your wedding may cause more drama than it’s worth (especially, if you are having a large wedding anyway). Hopefully, by the time you have agreed to marry one another, you know what the nature of any relationships are between your significant other and people outside your relationship in terms of intimacy level (past and present), and have made peace regarding them.
The More the Marrier?
Across the board, most seem to agree that cheating of any kind is wrong, including Wendy Williams. While talking about the approaching Royal Wedding, she briefly brought up the tumultuous marriage between Diana and Charles, and the overlapping of his relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles. Williams expresses her dismay with this type of overlapping on a regular basis when bringing up Angelina and Brad or other celebrity love triangle situations on her talk show. Would open marriage or swinging help bring an end to cheating? It depends on the people in the couple. Some people cheat, because they want to keep the current relationship, but simply get bored or have a temporary need the want to have met. Many like having a secret and enjoy the adventure of keeping others in the dark. A certain percentage of people may be into having an open relationship or swinging with a trusted circle of people, but may find jealousy or public opinion too much to handle. Discovering whether opening the marriage would prevent any cheating from occurring, would require examination by the people in a particular relationship and complete, on-going honesty. Seemingly, this can become an issue that has to be addressed in any long term relationship.
In the meantime, enjoy and reminisce about the ideal beauty and hope weddings can bring to marriage by attending a watching party or catching some coverage of the Royal Wedding at home with that special someone.