Have You Ever Been In A Wedding?

My Sister -  This is a picture of my sister at her wedding.
@Rozie37 (15499)
Turkmenistan
August 5, 2007 12:56am CST
I was thinking today and I realized that I am 38 years old and I have never been in a wedding. I have been to a few, but I have never participated in any way. So I was thinking that it would be really great if the first wedding that I am in will be mine. I think that would be just great. Now, all I have to do is hook a man. Tell my brother Joe to load the S&W, find ourselves a preacher and do the darn thing. I figure by Christmas will be sipping cider by the fire and gazing at the beautiful lights on the tree. How many weddings have you been in? Any funny bloopers to speak of? Don't be shy, tell me about yours too.
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@lilaclady (28226)
• Australia
5 Aug 07
I have been a bridesmaide once and a witness to two weddings, it took a long time for a friend of mine to talk me into being her bridemaide as I knew I would have to wear green and I just hate the colour green as in clothes, but she did talk me into it after a long time it was a good day, one where you can have a good time at a wedding with taking the responsibility that the bride does, I hope you eventually do take part in a wedding as it is an experience...
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 Aug 07
I can't say that I blame you about the color. Green, orange, and brown are not colors that I like to wear at all. I am glad that everything turned out great and you went one and did that for your friend.
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• United States
5 Aug 07
well, I am 35 and I sure hope for people to stop asking me to parte in weddings and looking forward to possibly participate in my own "I hope soon" lol... I have not even met "the one", but I sure got the bouquet in the last wedding "finally".
@lilaclady (28226)
• Australia
5 Aug 07
Oh that is wonderful, I hope your dreams all come true.
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@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
6 Aug 07
Yup, so many times that I don't remember anymore, been bridesmaid to my 2 sisters, several cousins wedding, maid of honor to a childhood friend.. and I have been asked twice to stand as Principal Sponsor and I'm only 34, they were my students before.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
6 Aug 07
Another expert, cool. You hadve participated in quite a few weddings. Any pointers on hooking a good man?
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@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
I maybe an expert in wedding but sad to say not in hooking a good man..LOL, you see I only got to finally hooked the best man for me when I was already 32 years old.. :)
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@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
6 Aug 07
You know i have never been apart of anything in a wedding except my own wedding. I was never a brides mate or a maid of honor. Gee that makes me sad. Oh well maybe someday.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
6 Aug 07
That's not sad. What is sad is being almost 38 years old and never being married. As long as you are married and your husband is good to you, what would you have to be sad about.
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• Switzerland
5 Aug 07
Nope. Hence, I am really, really looking forward to a wedding of one of my friends...in the near future. On second thought, I have been to my grandfather's wedding (My original grandmother passed away and my grandfather met someone new and wed again). But everything's a blur so I don't think it counts. ;p
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 Aug 07
So you are going to participate in the wedding of one of your friends. That sounds like a whole lot of fun. Maybe you will catch the bouquet, that would be cool. But, I guess, only if you want to get married.
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@AmbiePam (56899)
• United States
6 Aug 07
I was flower girl in my cousin's wedding when I was four. And last year I was maid of honor in my sister's wedding. That didn't go well. I have a lot of health problems. Outside it was July and 104 degrees. Inside, the air conditioner wasn't working on the stage or the very front of the church. In addition, I picked up my maid of honor outfit, and the lady had made it really tight in the bust. Well, there was no more time for alterations. Fast forward and I was faced with two choices, faint on the stage, or walk off to the side of the stage where the choir rooms were, where I could sit down. I didn't want to faint, so I walked off to the choir room on the stage. I felt so badly! But my brother-in-law told me when he was up there that he could see my eyes rolling around in my head. All things considered, I think I made the right decision.
@AmbiePam (56899)
• United States
6 Aug 07
Wow! That must have been scary, especially since you were so young. It's fortunate too that you didn't damage your head, or did you? I can't see how anyone wouldn't hurt their head.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
12 Aug 07
No, thank God, the guy caught me before I ever hit the ground. It was scarey, but it was mostly just really weird. The first time I fainted, my mother panicked and that made it a lot more frightening than it would have been.
@breepeace (3022)
• Canada
5 Aug 07
I've been the flower girl twice when I was young, and was the keeper of the guestbook at my aunt's wedding, but I haven't been part of the wedding party in years. I'm not sure I would want to either. I've turned down one friend for her request of me being a bridesmaid because I knew I wouldn't be able to make the wedding (she gave me a month's notice for a wedding on a Wednesday that was during peak season at work.. yeah right!), and I think I'd prefer not to be anyone's bridesmaid until I, myself, am married.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 Aug 07
Girl, I know that is right. How are they expecting you to smile and be happy for them, when you want to be them. The nerve of some people.
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@breepeace (3022)
• Canada
5 Aug 07
*LMAO* You know it's true! I made the mistake of trying to moan about the fact that my boyfriend hasn't proposed yet to my friend who is getting married in September and all she could say is that HER wedding will be the bee's knees. I don't care! I want my own! :)
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@Flight84 (3049)
• United States
5 Aug 07
I have been in 4, including my own. I was a bridesmaid twice and a gift attendent/registry person in another, and a bride.:) Being the bride is so much better.:P I have never been in a wedding where anything really funny or exciting happened. One wedding my husband and I were in, one of the little flower girls started pitching a fit and tryng to get to her mom, who was singing. I had to hold her for a few minutes, but that is really only thing that has ever happened. You'll get married one day. Are you seeing anybody or just waiting it out? You are so funny by the way...hook you a man and do the darn thing.:)
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 Aug 07
I have decided to wait it out. Or better yet, wait for God to send the right man for me. If I tried to do it myself, I would more than likely pick one that was too much like me and we have enough problems in America already. The last thing we need is two coo coos shooting off cannons at each other and paying their children to take sides. Besides, I heard a rumor that the Jerry Springer show is booked for life, so we could never get counseling. Ha, just kidding, LOL.
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@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
5 Aug 07
My first time was my wedding my second time was my sister's. My sister's was sort of funny my niece was already born and she was wanting to go up with her mom and dad while they were getting married.That was funny I wish someone had a camcorder to of taped it she was only one then but it was cute.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 Aug 07
Oh my, she was probably kicking and crying. I know how kids get when they want mommy. And daddy was up there too, so you got a few bonus cries for him. That had to be cute.
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@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
5 Aug 07
No she was wanting to go up there to be with her mom and dad and to see Aunt Shaunee my momma had to hold on to her the whole place was laughing because she was talking out loud saying she wanted to go up there with her mom and dad.It was funny.
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• Philippines
5 Aug 07
yes, a dozen of times maybe.. its always i'm the bridesmaid, maid of honor, or a secondary sponsor its usually is with a relative and friends, but now that i'm married, i'm yet to be invited as a principal sponsor
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 Aug 07
Oh, so you are a professional by now. Is it usually for family or friends. I don't think I am the type to be in someone else's wedding, I would be as nervous as the bride and nervous for the pride. I'd probably do something silly, like fall and ruin the whole wedding.
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• Philippines
6 Aug 07
yes it is. friends and relatives only. if ever you get to be invited, dont worry you'll be fine, you'll be nervous the first time, but it will go away. i also sing on wedding, sometimes if i'm not a member of the entourage, i'll be singing for the newlywed, its fun!
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• China
6 Aug 07
The year before last year, my brother got married. I am there as his family member. In China, getting married is a very complicated thing, especially in the countryside. there are a large number of rules to obey. I want to et married on a trip. In that way, it is much simple.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
6 Aug 07
Really, I don't think that I have heard about that before. However, I do know that they are a very strict culture, so I am not surprised that their weddings would be complicated.
@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
6 Aug 07
Hahaha... that was funny, I sure hope your brother won't really have to use the S&W!:P Hmmm... I think I have been to weddings of persons really close to me, that's about five times. The most recent was when I was one of the brides maids of my friend. It was a very lovely wedding made more especially so because I took some part in it, hhahhahaha........
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
6 Aug 07
Oh, so when I hook the sucker, I mean gentleman, I should contact you to be in it so that it can be that much more special? Cool with me. The more the merrier, gifts that is.
@MrsFrizzle (1964)
• United States
6 Aug 07
I have been in a lot of weddings. The year I was five I was a flower girl in five weddings. It seems like all of my mothers friends got married that year. I was also a Junior Bridesmaid in my Aunt's wedding. Then I was of course in my wedding. I was so nervous my legs where shaking. I of course was in love and wanted to be married and still love my man but everyone was looking at me and it was weird. I am going to be the maid of Honor in my best friends wedding next month and that is also exciting. We just had her shower yesterday. I love weddings.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
6 Aug 07
You are like me. When I get nervous, my knees start knocking together. Later on when I think of it, it is so funny, but I don't like feeling that nervous.
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@taylorblue (1286)
• Canada
6 Aug 07
I have been a bride at two weddings...never the bridesmaid...but I do have a funny blooper from my first marriage. We were saying our vows and there was a fly in the chapel. Well as soon as my exhusband said ... to be faithful to you alone the fly hit him in the head...what a omen that was...Should have listened to that fly because my exhusband started cheating on me right after we had our baby!! (6 months after we married!!)
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
6 Aug 07
I am sorry to hear that. I hate when men change after marriage. I hope that your second marriage turned out better than the first.
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@marcialoyd (1174)
• United States
6 Aug 07
I was in my sister n laws wedding when I was 7 years old. They still laugh and joke about it because they had me "carry" her train down the aisle. I personally don't remember but she claims I didn't carry it. She claims I "rode" on it all the way down the aisle. She says she had a horrible headache where my 65 lbs was jerking her head backwards. lol.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
6 Aug 07
Oh my goodness, now that one made me laugh out loud. I am so sorry, but I would have told you to get up. What were you thinking? You had to know better at seven, to do something like that. Well maybe you were just tired and needed a ride.
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@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
5 Aug 07
I was a bridesmaid for three weddings and I handed out programs for a fourth...and I was the bride in another one lol. All four weddings were for my two sisters. I've never been in a friend's wedding. The only "blooper" I can think of was during m own wedding. As we were saying our vows and exchanging rings and all that our little two year old who was being he flower girl go a little bored. She danced around, played with her dress, practiced going up and own the step at the altar, checked out the buckles on her new shoes... I guess everyone was pretty much watching her and stifling their chuckles.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
6 Aug 07
That's cute, everyone got a little extra entertainment. I bet your daughter gets a good laugh from that now though.
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@jillhill (37377)
• United States
5 Aug 07
I have been in many weddings. The biggest blooper that happened at a wedding for me and all the bridesmaids, was we were dressed in beautiful pink velvet dresses that had long pink ribbon for sashes that went to the floor in the back. Just before we were to go up and start the procession we all thought we'd better to go the bathroom. Everyone of us dropped the tails of our sashes in the toilet and so when we marched up the aisle, we all the dipped the ends in the water so they were all wet! One other wedding we wore big rimmed white straw hats. We had cut around the hat to put a ribbon throught it that matched our dresses. By the end of the wedding the brims of the straw hats had fallen off!
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
6 Aug 07
Oh my, all of you dropped the sashes in the toilet? The dresses that you described sounded so beautiful. Hey, if you all did it, maybe they thought is was on purpose. With the hats. I would have just tied a matching ribbon around them without cutting them. That sounds like it was a pretty nice look also.
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@Bujoyseth (1684)
• Philippines
5 Aug 07
when i was a little child, i always attend wedding ceremonies and they always get to be one of their flower girls. then, when i grow into a lady, i always attend too and this time, they get me as one of the secondary sponsors. i tried candle, veil, cord, being the bridesmaid but not maid of honor.. the last wedding ceremony that i participated was my own wedding ceremony.. and of course at that time, i was the bride.. that was one of the most exciting part of being a woman. seeing your self walking down the aisle and the man you really ever love is waiting for you at the altar.. i was tensed, happy and at the same time very excited that time... so, if i were you, go hook the man!!!!!!! hehehee... goog luck!
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 Aug 07
Now see, you are what I would consider a certified expert on weddings. And may even have some good stories on how to hook a man and reel him in to the church. Stick around Mylot, I am going to need a lot more help from you for my sneaky under handed scheme.
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@cutepenguin (6447)
• Canada
5 Aug 07
I've been in my own wedding, of course, and two of my friends'. My husband has been the best man in one of his friends'. I'll probably be in two more weddings in the next couple of years.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 Aug 07
Well you are certainly going to be a pro at the wedding thing. Maybe by the end of the next two, you'll be qualified to be a wedding planner and then you can give me a discount on your services. Oh my, what am I saying? Oh Lord, I hope I am married before the next two years are up.
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• Philippines
5 Aug 07
yes ive been in a wedding several times.when i was a kid ive a a flower girl to my aunts wedding.and when i was 14 i was one of the bridemaids on my cousin wedding..and im looking forward being the bride.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 Aug 07
I know that's right. Weddings are so beautiful. They signify the start of a new family. I think that I may cry like a baby at my wedding. But, then again with all the make-up they are sure to pile on me, my mascara will run so much, I'll end up looking like a raccoon and scare off my groom, haha, LOL.
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@labanyue (29)
5 Aug 07
yes,I've taken part in the weddings several times,but none of them is really belongs me, now all I have to do is the same as you,just a woman. Hope your dream will come true soon, as well as mine.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
5 Aug 07
Yes, I wish you the best in happiness also. A toast to life long love and Godly happiness with our mates.
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