There are certain traditions and observances that give guidance to how young women are formally introduced into society.
The debutante ball or cotillion are announcements of coming of age and a formal introduction of a young woman to society. Indeed the Jewish Bar mitzvah and Bat mitzvah or the Spanish Quinceanera are as well announcements and social presentation with ceremonies and traditional observances each with their own protocol.
A wedding is the joining of 2 people and by association the joining of 2 families.
Historically noble families steeped in tradition prearranged weddings as a matter of state to combine wealth or form political alliances.
Loosely protocol is an agreed-upon way of doing something or getting something done.
Though an event is formal, it can be fun and doesn’t have to be stuffy, but nevertheless, it is my opinion that such an event should not be cheapened by incomplete planning or casual presentation.
And now please enjoy “Protocol” Wedding and Event Podcast Episode 27
About Tobey Dodge
Tobey is a published author, Wedding Consultant, Founder and CEO of Prepaired.com.
About Eric Zimmermann
Eric is a DJ/Master of Ceremonies, Pianist, Bandleader, and Co-founder of Elegant Music. Eric is also a commercial actor in Los Angeles and host of Wedding & Event Podcast.