Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Wedding: Raven-Symoné Marries Miranda Maday in Surprise CeremonyCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Wedding: Raven-Symoné Marries Miranda Maday in Surprise Ceremony

By Diana Iscenko

In the latest celebrity news, Raven-Symoné announced on Instagram that she and girlfriend Miranda Maday were married in a surprise ceremony on June 18. According to, the celebrity wedding was an intimate backyard ceremony due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The celebrity couple has kept their relationship private, but Symoné opened up about her new wife on her Instagram post: “I got married to a woman who understands me from trigger to joy, from breakfast to midnight snack, from stage to home.”

In celebrity wedding news, Raven-Symone is officially off the market. What are some ways to explain a small wedding ceremony with few guests to extended family and friends?

Cupid’s Advice:

Having a small wedding might be perfect for you. It’s more intimate. It’s cheaper. It’s less stressful. The only downside is chopping down your guest list. If you’re worried about your distant relatives and coworkers asking why they weren’t invited, Cupid has some advice for you:

1. Blame your budget: One way to curve these awkward conversations is by blaming your budget. Tell those that didn’t make the guest list that your tight budget prevented you from inviting everyone you wanted to celebrate with you.

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2. Blame your family: Another way to dodge this question is to bring up how you want your wedding to be intimate. Tell them that the guest list is made up of only your closest family members and your wedding party.

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3. Blame your venue: When all else fails, bring up your venue. Tell those not invited that the venue you chose has limitations on how many people can attend and that you wish you could’ve invited more loved ones.

How would you tell someone that they’re not invited to your wedding? Start a conversation in the comments below!