I keep hearing that it's bad etiquette to say "congratulations" to a bride when she's engaged or just married. The idea was that it implies marriage is an accomplishment or something that was unlikely to happen for her.
Are we over this now? Is this rule basically forgotten, because I don't want to accidentally offend someone. Do you get offended when someone tells you "congratulations"? What do you say to people when they get engaged and married? What should I say instead of congratulations?