Wedding Planning Advice

I have had the opportunity to help out at numerous weddings over the past couple of years, and have seen it done many many ways. Some weddings were traditional. Some were more original. Some were classy. And some were… oh, how shall I say this… perhaps it’s better if I don’t even go there. Let’s just say I have decided to pass on to readers a few things they may want to avoid in planning their own special event…

First, hire a caterer that knows the provincial laws. It isn’t cool if the the wait staff have to wrestle full bottles of illegal wine out of the hands of your grandmother after the dinner. You can give her the wine tommorrow. (And, come to think of it, perhaps if you had put glasses on the table, she’d have been using one, making the task a bit easier to manage).

Next, consider chosing a wedding party that doesn’t take the word “PARTY” in their title as a do-or-die responsibility. When they can’t make it through their own speeches without slurring, then perhaps the party started a tad too early.

And while we are on the topic of speeches, the “F” word is never appropriate in a wedding speech. Even if granny does have a full bottle of wine in front of her.

And perhaps the person toasting the bridesmaids ought not admit he doesn’t even know their names.

I also believe the wedding party should absolutely not be the people who are smuggling liquor in their purses. As well, just because the bride CAN drink an entire bottle of Baha and still stagger through a dance, doesn’t mean she has to do it on her wedding day.

A bar fight is never appropriate, but it is even less so when it is the groom and a guest.

And, while it is perfectly fine to have yourself a pot-luck wedding and have guests bring food, it is perhaps less than classy to charge your guests admission to come to your wedding and eat the food that they have brought. I’m just saying.


8 Responses to “Wedding Planning Advice”

  1. 1 BunnyBubblette August 14, 2006 at 1:45 am

    You have rednecks in Canada? In the U.S., this hypothetical wedding story would have been prefaced with “You know you’re a redneck if ….”

  2. 2 Christina August 14, 2006 at 7:42 pm

    hahahahaha!! Bunny is so right! Complete and utter redneck signs. Charging you for the reception meal that you brought??? Oh my.

  3. 3 Lauri August 14, 2006 at 11:41 pm

    This has great potential for story material! Write it!!!!!

  4. 4 Mom of 4K August 15, 2006 at 12:42 am

    You had me laughing so hard!!! Yes, I have been to these kinds of weddings–you know you can’t pick your relatives. Hehe!!!
    Thanks for the great end to the week-end.

  5. 5 cough_queen August 15, 2006 at 12:42 am

    Yes… it would make a great story!!!

  6. 6 BunnyBubblette August 15, 2006 at 2:22 am

    Hey Sockgirl, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and making me feel SO popular! You’re the second “real” comment I’ve gotten.
    Stop by my house next time you’re in Pennsylvania, and I’ll treat you to a blender full of daquiris! I bet we’d have fun.

  7. 7 Alto2 August 15, 2006 at 4:56 pm

    Ditto lauri! Write it! You’re so talented. Put that pen to paper (figuratively) and get yourself published. You might consider writing a column for your local newspaper or a feature for your local public radio station.

  8. 8 djn August 17, 2006 at 4:13 pm

    Excellent advice!!

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