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Bits and pieces that don't fit in anywhere else...

Photography

We wold like to encourage eveyone to take pictures dring the day, and if they are digital pictures, to send us the best ones. The only stipulation is that no flash photography should be carried out in the church during the wedding ceremony itself - however, you are welcoemto take flash photographs during the signing of the register and the processional out of the church at the end.

Confetti and Rice

Please don't throw confetti in the church grounds - but if you would like to throw rice or flower petals, you are welcome.

English Queueing Culture

The English love to form queues, and are quite capable of doing it even if they are alone, so look out for them, and try to follow the queuing rules if you don't want to offend the locals. To quote from the Xenophobe's guide to England:

Foreigners look with amazement at the English queue. It is not their way of doing things at all. But for the English, queuing is a way of life.

Many still consider that one of the few plus points of the last war was the proliferation of queues. There were queues for everything. People would join one and then ask the person in front what the queue was for.

And that is the secret of English queue-mania. A queue is the one place where it is not considered bad manners to talk to a stranger without being introduced.

Such an enjoyable custom should, to the English way of thinking, commend itself naturally to all peoples. They are amazed when it does not, and do not take kindly to aliens who fail to recognise a queue when they see one ("There is a queue, you know!"), or to join in and play the queue game nicely.

If you want to learn more, the US State Department runs a course on "The rules of the queue"


Last updated: Friday, September 12, 2008