Going to an Ex’s Wedding:
Sweet and supportive or scary and just plain weird?!
On today’s show, we share our craziest weddingscapades, then dig into the deep stuff: When you’re going to an ex’s wedding, what do you want to happen, and what should be prepared for in case it happens without your instigation? Hopefully, Ben’s insight from being on the male side of a bridal party where an ex was the bride will fortify Jacqueline for when she watches her first boyfriend get married, showered by all of their still-mutual friends.
Then we’re joined by Daniel Neiden, a Jewish Cantor and wedding officiate, who’s offers up some general wedding know-how gleaned from his many years of being the guy who literally stands between couples on their big day. What kinds of questions does he suggest couples ponder before they say “I do”? What does he personally think about the institute of marriage? And what does he suggest we keep in mind when the pressure of the wedding occasion starts to build? Finally, we come full circle as Daniel shares his own craziest wedding experience.
About Daniel Neiden
Daniel Neiden has married close to 150 couples since 1985. Before equality marriage, he also performed commitment ceremonies and helped LAMDA petition New York State to write the current new law. Daniel was, over a two-year stretch in the late 80’s, a regular on Good Day New York, appearing as a “relationship expert” panelist, due to his dubious free-lance contributions to Playboy magazine (like anyone ever read it for the articles).
Because he continues to take on socially conscious theatrical projects, he requests that couples donate his officiant fee to whatever 501c3 he is working with, which give them a tax deduction, and the thrill of experiencing philanthropy.
His current project can be found at LivingLotusProject.org.