Monday, November 2, 2009

Weddings and tragedies

The NY Times' City Room blog has an interesting piece about couples who got married on Nov. 23, 1963 -- the day after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The writer asks some of the brides why they opted for a "show must go on" attitude.

Among the interesting responses:

“When you’re getting married the very next day, you’re totally preoccupied. Even though you’re affected by this, you put it off until you can deal with it.”

It's one thing to get married directly after an unexpected national tragedy, but couples face just as many dilemmas in tying knot on the anniversary of a catastrophe.

Here's a good article about couples' mixed emotions in choosing Sept. 11 as a wedding date.

Would you cancel your wedding if it coincided with a national tragedy?

Would you marry on Sept. 11?

(via Jezebel)