Marina (sabrina_il) wrote in little_details,

American Christian Weddings

time: circa 1988-1990
location in the US: Maryland/Virginia-ish? A day's drive from DC at most.

- the wedding is taking place at the groom's home, which is a large mansion, in the summer.
- the characters are all caucasian.

Hi, I'm not American, nor am I a Christian and all my research (and years spent watching American movies) has not yeilded a conclusive answer.

I'm writing a really upscale wedding kind of thing, the son of a VERY wealthy utilities mogul is getting married, they're not really religious but I guess it's still a christian wedding since there's a priest and stuff? They can be Catholics or Episcopalians or something else if it matters, I don't care.

I need a scene where the groom talks to the bride about sort of last minute thoughts, kind of like "wow we're really getting married OMG!" or "enjoy your last 5 minutes of freedom" kind of thing. I originally had them talking in her dressing room (is that what it's called) 5 minutes before the ceremony but have since been told that that would be virtually impossible since it's bad luck for the groom to see the bride and it's a big enough deal for there to be 20 people trying to stop him from coming in.

I'm fine with him sort of sneaking in and being rebellious about the whole thing, but she defenitely wants to have a perfect wedding that would go off without a hitch so she wouldn't approve of too much messing about on his part and generally wants to kick him out anyway.

So, any suggestions as to WHEN a conversation like this can take place? When's the last time the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony and can exchange a few words?

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Ok, I think I have what I need, thank you EVERYONE for such speedy replies and so much useful info!
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