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It’s very traditional for the celebrant to say, after they pronounce you husband and wife, “Groom, you may now kiss the bride.”

That’s lovely, but it always make me wonder why the bride doesn’t get to kiss the groom!

I like to say something more mutual, for example “Please celebrate your marriage with a kiss,” or “Please seal your union with a kiss.”

What do you think? Or should we say nothing at all and just let the kiss come naturally?