I was a brides maid recently so I fully understand.
I am also a freak when it comes to attention to detail so I kinda like the list of names hanging in the tree but no I don't have time to do it. Thankfully my sister had a wedding planner. After reading all of these posts, I recon my sister enjoyed the perfect wedding!
Don't you just love the old lady that leaves early and takes the centre arrangement with her. What is up with that?????
Priest/Pastor please don't mention divorce during the proceedings. I have been to a few weddings where they talk about divorce. What a way to start.
Brides, please let the bridesmaids know where they should stand BEFORE the wedding. Walking down the isle not knowing what to do is not cool.
Do not read Pussy cat pussy cat at the ceremony . I know it is your favorite poem, but you know you laugh each time the word pussy is mentioned. Hats off to the sister for reading it with a staight face.
Mom of Dylan and Partner to Joerg. We live in the Beautiful Pringle Bay which is along the Whale coast, Cape.
Please, please, please dont ask the guests to come and pin some money on your dress, i couldn't believe the 1st time i saw that. All those "old omies" ( i think with a problem - if you get the hint ) like to pin the money on strange places and think they have the right because they give you a R100 note. That is so ....UGHHHH!!
Oh and....... whats up with the ballroom dancing thing and strange moves (like dirty dancing)when opening the dancefloor? All the guest are standing there like a bunch of idiots and then is too afraid to dance after that because they cant.
Go to dance championships if you want to brag about how your head can get to your toes without strething a muscle or something that you might still use after the reception
Listen, I know this is quite a done thing at weddings, but it really makes me cringe .... the part where the bride sits on a chair, and the groom gropes a feel while he is digging under her skirts for the elastic thing around her top thigh.
And she giggles, and the boys make snide remarks, and the rest of us pray she is wearing panties or the groom washes his hands before he cuts the cake .......
And then he gets it off (the garter), and I am thinking it is a bit clammy and then boys stand around and this thing is flung through the air, and 3 boys sort of make an attempt to look like they are diving for it else the bride will feel awful ..... while 27 boys make a huge dive in the exact opposite direction to get away from the thing.
It really is just not hygienic and well is a bit grim .... and ....... well I just think it is so "been there done that a million times..." and needs to die a quiet death somewhere .......
I went to a wedding recently where the son (the mother was remarrying the father, so the kids were there and the kids were in their late 20's) caught the garter .... of his mother.
I still sort of get a shiver when I think of it.
But I get that lots of brides like this, so all the power to them.