The Art of Marriage
Wedding bells ring out ‘celebrate’ for Baylor seniors
“It’s cheesy, but we have God as our foundation,” Lazenby said. “We had similar stories so we didn’t have to pretend to be someone else and we just laid it out with each other. Open communication is key. She’s my best friend forever.”
Guest etiquette: Do’s & don’ts
You are the guest to the bride and groom's special day, so no matter how much you like to be the center of attention you need to refrain from stealing the spotlight from them. Below are some tips and tricks for you to be able to enjoy yourself while still respecting the couple.
Ringing in your engagement with style
Engagement rings today symbolically stand for the promise of marriage, devotion and commitment one has for their partner. However, that doesn't mean its aesthetic and price point don’t matter.
Expectations of Weddings
When you love someone, you know it at that moment. Stop spending time thinking about your future and start living it with the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.
While I do not judge and only share happiness for those who choose to pursue relationships or marriages more early on in their lives, to me it seems counterproductive to add yet another factor of attention to an already busy and stressful college world.
When it comes to weddings, everybody wants something different. Some people want traditional, while others don’t. Some people want extravagance, while others want something much more laid back. In many cases, people either can’t afford a wedding or just don’t want one, and there’s no shame in that.
Marriage rates at all-time low
U.S. marriage rates have been declining since the 1970s and have been sitting at a historic low for the past few years. Birth rates are also reduced, hitting a record low in 2020.
How many Baylor students embrace ‘ring by spring’?
According to the Institute of Faith and Learning at Baylor, "ring by spring" is the tongue-in-cheek goal of many Christian college and university students. The idea is to be engaged by spring semester of senior year. There is a sizable number of students at Baylor embrace who “ring by spring” culture. But how many?
Well-kept secrets of bouquets, garters, white dresses and more
The journey to a wedding also lies on the thought of including traditions known to strengthen the marriage. Here are some of the stories behind wedding traditions.
Professors find love online
A spark lit from over 900 miles apart when Dr. Robin Wallace, professor of musicology, and Meg Wallace, adjunct in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, first met each other. The now-married couple connected in 2011 through an online discussion group that sparked from a blog of Sojourners magazine.
Students stitch dreams together
A wedding dress, arguably one of the most important aspects of a wedding. Baylor apparel design majors use their skills to create long lasting impacts in the wedding business.