Check out this New York Times article by Bruce Feiler, Married, but Sleeping Alone:
"Nearly one in four American couples sleep in separate bedrooms or beds, the National Sleep Foundation reported in a 2005 survey. Recent studies in England and Japan have found similar results. And the National Association of Home Builders says it expects 60 percent of custom homes to have dual master bedrooms by 2015."
We've discussed sleeping in separate beds before. A couple times, even! Not to mention separate bedrooms and even separate houses! Different married couples have different personalities and needs, and find happiness in different ways, right?
But the balance between personal space and keeping marital romance alive can be tricky, as Feiler is quick to point out and call for an embracing of bediquette:
"We need a campaign. One of those national initiatives politicians are always calling for. "The War on Bed Divorce," call it, or "Brush Up on Your Bediquette." Thirty-five years after "Save the Whales," it's time for "Save the Sheets."
But is it Bediquette Vs. Separate Beds? Is it one or the other? Can enjoying separate beds actually increase romance for some couples?
Justin Price is an award-winning photographer in Los Angeles with over 10 years experience throughout the country. Through his own photography company, Priceless Images Photography, as well as with other major wedding studios, he's photographed approx. 500 weddings, as well as shooting extensively in the fields of fashion and high art. Now he shares his advice on getting your vendors to work best together, exclusively with OurWeddingDay:
Don’t get caught in the middle! Photography is a must at every wedding, not every bride hires a videographer.
So if you're planning on hiring a videogreapher make sure you let your photographer know. It may not seem like a big deal to you but each vendor needs to coordinate and make sure they are not getting in each other’s way.
During the ceremony the photographer and videographer need to coordinate where each of them will be so they are not in each others shot, or missing a shot of the bride. At the reception they have to make sure they are not shooting across from each other into each other’s lenses.
You shouldn’t have to stress yourself out making sure they are coordinated, so just give each of them the other’s contact info before your wedding day so they can discuss a game plan.
A misunderstanding or miscommunication could adversely affect your wedding day and that is the last thing you want. At the end of the day, with the right photographer and videographer you will amazing memories captured through photos and video that will recount the happiest day of your life for years to come, so choose wisely.
-Justin from Priceless Images Photography