What was the strangest part of your wedding?

United States
November 7, 2010 12:36pm CST
The arrangements for our wedding were done long distance. I was almost a thousand miles away from my mom who insisted on doing all the planning. My big brother intervening was the only way my wishes were heard at all. Mama hired a florist, who she was certain knew all the rules for weddings. She didn't. A few of the great suggestions she gave were: If the bride wears a long dress, the brides maids and maid of honor have to wear short ones out of respect for the bride. Instead of having the bride worry about writing those silly old thank-you cards for the gifts the couple receives, just have a little metal tree holding the cards. When a guest gives a gift, the person in charge of the table hands them a thank you card. (She never said just what would be written on those cards. Maybe it would be 'Thank you for whatever you gave us. If we don't like it, we'll swap it.') Ask the guests to each bring a dish for the reception! Talk about tears before the wedding! By the time that dear lady got through with all her suggestions, I was ready to elope, just to avoid terminal embarrassment! Thank heavens for big brothers who wield more power! So, what happened before or during your wedding to make it not necessarily good, but definitely memorable?
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
7 Nov 10
It seems like my whole wedding was "strange". We did not invite any of our relatives - just some friends and coworkers. (Told our relatives about it afterward - so no interfering relatives.) My bridesmaid was one of my husband's exes. The person who "gave me away" was a friend of mine who was younger than I was. The ceremony took place in a firehouse that had just been converted to a church and our wedding was the first wedding to take place there. The organist "got lost" and couldn't find the church; so, the minister got our his guitar to play. None of the "bride's party" recognized the song he was playing so we tossed a coin as to when we should start down the aisle. P.S. Tomorrow is our 31st anniversay!
• United States
7 Nov 10
Gee, sounds normal to me. LOL. Are you sure you really got married? I honestly didn't think much more could go wrong in a wedding than what almost went wrong in mine. I almost envy you. What a fascinating wedding you had! Congrats on your 31st. We've lasted 42 years so far. Oh, I forgot one little thing for ours. Bruce went in to get the marriage license and was charged $250. Seems in Alabama, that charge is just in case the groom decides to run at the last minute! His mother told him, if they didn't get the $250 back, SHE would be the one holding the shotgun at our wedding!
@Ejmenz (31)
• United States
7 Nov 10
My sister in law danced on a table to Jose Cuervo you are a friend of mine, she remains a great friend.
• United States
7 Nov 10
I'm delighted the two of you remained friends. My sister was too young to drink and Elmore County, AL was a dry county. My in-laws stayed in Montgomery County and had champagne for a toast in their room before the wedding supper. Little sis, who was fourteen, begged to sip a little champagne, but managed to grab two whole glasses! By the time we got to the supper, she entered the room - which was full of guests - wobbling while telling everyone at the top of her voice, while fanning her long gown up and down, that it SURE WAS HOT IN THERE!
7 Nov 10
I think the strangest of my wedding was when instead of me shaking as we are saying our vows my brother was shaking as he was giving the rings over... he was my best man aswell. We all found it quite funny though... even himself. He wasn't as shaky on his own wedding... which is odd... but hes my brother.