"You may now kiss the bride."
That's a classic line if ever there was one. And we like smooches here at the magazine. We're so inspired by them, we created an entire story around the concept.
But how passionate should that first kiss be? After all, you've got an entire audience -- and some of you will marry in a house of worship. (At my wedding, the minister insisted that we couldn't kiss in the middle of the religious ceremony. We had to wait until it was officially over, and kiss just before going back up the aisle.)
It's sort of a big moment -- your first kiss as husband and wife. You're probably feeling pretty enthusiastic. But it's about as P a PDA as you can get. Believe me, the rest of us don't want you to make us think, "Get a room!"
So I vote no tongues. And no longer than -- oh, 10 seconds.* Plus, you need to discuss this with your kissing partner in advance; you don't want a power struggle mid-smooch.
Have you thought about that kiss? Talked about it?
*How'd I come up with that figure? I went home and practiced with a stopwatch and my husband. The hardships I go through for you guys! I hope you appreciate it.