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Old 12-20-2017, 03:00 PM
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I'm not sure how offending the British people comes into play here over rehearsal dinner, as that's all we were talking about. Anyways, I don't think Meghan would really do anything that would go as far as offending the British people as I can't imagine anything small in someone else's wedding should offend people. Plus, this wedding will probably end up exceeding most little girls' dreams about their own wedding. Although, I suppose I should question that judging based on the reaction to the date of the wedding.
My initial response was based on a British poster who clearly thought that a rehearsal dinner would not be appropriate for a British (royal) wedding.

Nonetheless, I think we are mostly in agreement, just approach it slightly differently. Overall, I don't expect Meghan to be a bridezilla wit a my way or the high way attitude as that would not go well within her new family and country, so any 'wants' (hopefully phrased as wishes or ideas) will surely be considered to make it a wedding that fits the couple, the BRF and is considerate of the British public.

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Special provision was made for William and Harry to allow them to honour their mother in their COAs. But it isn't usual. I think you're right though, I would assume if they do take any inspiration from American heraldry in Meghan's COA it'll be localised to the state rather than the entire US.

I think it's probably likely that if Meghan does get any honours from the Queen before she's a citizen (given the time frame it would be a little unlikely in my opinion), they'll be recognised here regardless and that's really what counts. Kate hasn't got any honours yet and she's been married for seven years. Given that it takes around 3-5 years to gain citizenship (or at least to begin the process), I don't think there'd be a clash. But anything is possible. HM likes to surprise us sometimes.
Beatrice and Eugenie also have a 'reference' to their mother's CoA's: Beatrice has three bees in the label alludes (1, 3 and 5) and Eugenie has three thistles.
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Old 12-20-2017, 03:29 PM
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Could Meghan's mother and father both walk their daughter down the aisle?
I always think that looks so awkward and crowded.
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Old 12-20-2017, 04:18 PM
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HM Queen Elizabeth had all adult bridesmaids. I wish Meghan would do that.
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Old 12-20-2017, 04:45 PM
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She might have them...she might have a mix of both. Here in the US it is not uncommon to see littles as flower girls/ring bearer and then junior bridesmaids along with adult bridesmaids.

There's really no rule about it.


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Old 12-20-2017, 05:04 PM
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I had two bridesmaids (actually, two brides-matrons) a junior bridesmaid, and a flower girl. My sister-in-law had something like ten of her sorority sisters and friends for her wedding. I wasn't there, but I can't imagine she didn't have a flower girl or three.
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Old 12-20-2017, 07:24 PM
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I would really love to see that happen. Then when the celebrant asks "Who gives this woman in marriage", Tom and Doria say "We do". Its a possibility as we know that her parents have quite an amicable divorce.
Look folks were about to pass out over a possible rehearsal dinner! LOL! This? Would absolutely be the end all be all! But I'd love to see it! LOL!
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Old 12-20-2017, 07:39 PM
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Mother and father walking a bride down the aisle is becoming increasingly more common in the US. I absolutely love it and I would be thrilled to bits if Meghan did that.
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Old 12-20-2017, 07:42 PM
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It will certainly be interesting to see whether Harry and Meghan decide to opt for a more modern wedding instead of the usual traditional atmosphere, and how will they go about doing that? Modern dress (for Meghan)? Modern food? The venue is different, that's for sure!
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It will certainly be interesting to see whether Harry and Meghan decide to opt for a more modern wedding instead of the usual traditional atmosphere, and how will they go about doing that? Modern dress (for Meghan)? Modern food? The venue is different, that's for sure!


I walked down the aisle with my husband to be. No one gave me away because no one owned me it shocked a lot of people. I didn’t obey either. This is a long time ago
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Old 12-20-2017, 09:54 PM
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Both the out of date (giving in Marriage) and obey should be abandoned. No one owns a woman. I was married in 1959 and we did not use those terms.
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Old 12-20-2017, 09:56 PM
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To look at this a different way, with this actually being Meghan's second marriage, she already "belonged" to someone else (if we're sticking to the "giving away the bride" thing) and has subsequently put an end to that. No one "owns" her now at all to "give her away". However, there is someone that has lived closely with Meghan since the start of her relationship with Harry and perhaps would be the most fitting to walk with her down the aisle. Of course I'm talking about Guy.

Now wouldn't that cause a right royal riot? I can picture it now. Every person that knows how to write would go into overdrive. Even those at the Daily Fail who, in my opinion, do not know how to write.
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Old 12-20-2017, 09:59 PM
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It will certainly be interesting to see whether Harry and Meghan decide to opt for a more modern wedding instead of the usual traditional atmosphere, and how will they go about doing that? Modern dress (for Meghan)? Modern food? The venue is different, that's for sure!
I think it will be a traditional marriage service, with all the music and choir and beautiful environment. Its what St George's almost demands. And I think the majority watching want that as well.

I think masses of flowers, esp peonies and early roses. The menu is usually in keeping with the times - whatever is good dining now. They might do something different regarding the cake.

Sadly, we wont see the reception and no info leaked from Catherine and Williams.

How she dresses and what her attendants wear will really grab the interest of course.
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:01 PM
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Obey I agree needs to go. But as feminist as I am, for some reason I always liked the tradition of having a father walk you down the aisle.

If Doria walks her down the aisle, IMO will be with her dad. I don't see her ditching dad all together. She has a close relationship with both of them. But I am not sure we will see them go that modern.

I could see Lindsay as matron of honor. Perhaps as Jessica's daughter is likely to be flower girl, so Jessica would be included as well. I would be surprised if Meghan doesn't have at least one adult. I do think it will mainly be kids, not ditching kids all together, but maid/matron of honor like Kate.
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:03 PM
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I didn't give it much thought when I got married, and I know my dad wanted to walk me down the aisle--I was the last daughter to have a wedding.

Maybe Meghan's mom/dad could "present" her. "Who presents this woman for marriage?" has a nice ring to it.
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:10 PM
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Obey I agree needs to go. But as feminist as I am, for some reason I always liked the tradition of having a father walk you down the aisle.
A lot of people eliminate "obey."

Nor do they have to include the "who giveth this woman?"

I think a father or parents walking a bride down to aisle to her groom in this way--it is symbolic of the bride is going from being a part of one family to joining her groom in forming a new family. In some traditions the groom's parents walk him down the aisle as well.
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:35 PM
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To look at this a different way, with this actually being Meghan's second marriage, she already "belonged" to someone else (if we're sticking to the "giving away the bride" thing) and has subsequently put an end to that. No one "owns" her now at all to "give her away". However, there is someone that has lived closely with Meghan since the start of her relationship with Harry and perhaps would be the most fitting to walk with her down the aisle. Of course I'm talking about Guy.

Now wouldn't that cause a right royal riot? I can picture it now. Every person that knows how to write would go into overdrive. Even those at the Daily Fail who, in my opinion, do not know how to write.
Oh, the Queen would so get a kick out of that!
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:59 PM
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To look at this a different way, with this actually being Meghan's second marriage, she already "belonged" to someone else (if we're sticking to the "giving away the bride" thing) and has subsequently put an end to that. No one "owns" her now at all to "give her away". However, there is someone that has lived closely with Meghan since the start of her relationship with Harry and perhaps would be the most fitting to walk with her down the aisle. Of course I'm talking about Guy.

Now wouldn't that cause a right royal riot? I can picture it now. Every person that knows how to write would go into overdrive. Even those at the Daily Fail who, in my opinion, do not know how to write.
Osipi wins the internets this evening
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:22 AM
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So...interesting that Meghan had lace on today. Wonder if we'll see it again.


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Old 12-21-2017, 12:25 AM
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While lace, not your traditional lace dress certainly. A bit more modern embellishment. Seems still within her style.

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Old 12-21-2017, 05:43 AM
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It is traditional in the Jewish religion that the groom parents walk him to the chupah while the bride parents walk her (after the groom is already under it), in some streams within Judaism the mothers will walk the bride while the fathers walk the groom.
But even that is slowly dying as more Jews are become less religious.
Some couples have been entering together, some apart, some walk alone without the parents. It depends on the couple and the nature of the wedding.

Honestly, given that Harry asked her parents permission, which I personally find to be as outdated as obey and giving the bride away (no matter how you name it, it’s one man handing a woman to another man), and would be furious if any man I dated did such a thing. I found it even more odd considering what a huge feminist Meghan is, and well she’s not a child but a grown woman, it’s demeaning and disrespectful- in my personal opinion- to a grown up independent woman as Meghan is.
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