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That's also the weekend of the UConn bball game in NYC.
As long as there is an open bar, the reception can last for days as far as I am concerned.
Thank God I proposed to the woman I did....I think the planning that extended beyond her circle of hens was a simple request that none of my best men be late or hammered for the actual wedding.
For the ladies she was kind enough to give them the parameters of color (black) and preferred material, and said, go find whatever dress you like or think you might be able to wear more than once. Seemed to go over well.
Im ready for aa 5th of vodica to end my feels.
When I read the original post, I was so hoping it was 7erps wedding. Once I saw the names, I held out hope that "names were changed to protect the innocent".
No deep sea fishing trip for the boys? Wtf?
P.S. 7erps - you lose my address or are the invites delayed?
So thankful every time I go to a wedding that I found my wife.
We did a destination wedding at a resort in Jamaica because she didn't feel like doing the whole big wedding thing and it was the best decision ever.
None of this planning BS, the resort took care of pretty much the entire ceremony/reception, and it wasn't hard to convince our 20 closest friends/relatives to come to Jamaica.
5 days of hanging out by the pool/on the beach with unlimited drinks flowing and whatever else you're into considering you're in Jamaica. Wouldn't change a thing.
I can't even fathom this whole process. Especially the $ part, isn't this coming off of spending a shit ton on an engagement ring etc.?
Fixed for what should be happening.
Also, they have Father of the Groom speeches now? Is this new? And do you need to clarify that "Dad" is giving it?
That all sounds awesome for everyone except the folks that are going.
Has anyone here witnessed a successful maid of honor speech? Doesn't exist, right?
There are two and only two types of maid of honor speech:
1. Starts crying within seconds, making the rest of the speech incoherent
2. Bitter maid of honor who just throws merciless daggers at the bride and/or groom. This is usually a resentful sister.
Though I guess I have seen a third category:
3. Awkward inside jokes from college that fall flat because they're inside jokes.
I went to a rehearsal dinner for a cousin two years ago and they did all the speeches there to get them out of the way. Then it turned into a "anyone want to say anything about the bride and groom" which lasted for about 2 hours and eventually got down to people who lived with the groom for a semester getting up and giving a speech. My uncle tried to step in and give a speech that any normal person would recognize as the one to go out on until some other friend of the bride in 6th grade got up to speak.
The best part was when the brides nephew who had been playing his gameboy the entire time proclaimed "UGH, I HATE THIS" (And me following the Ravens draft on my phone and seeing that we landed Torrey while wearing my Torrey shirt under my suit)
The worst part was that it was in the south where everyone is so damn polite that none of the servers wanted to disrupted the 2+ hours of speeches by getting anyone's order. So we didn't even get fed until all that nonsense was over.
Most I've seen fall under the first category. Not always with the tears, but always with the boring history of how they met in grade school, how they kept in touch through college and how the bride first told the maid of honor about this wonderful guy she met....and blah, blah, blah. It's always atrocious and it needs to be stopped. Thankfully, I'm past that late 20s phase where I attended a dozen weddings over the course of a couple years.
its perfect for the uconn game since the wedding is in north jersey
NYCTerp is now OCTerp
ooh, haven't seen that one yet. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
The first thing I was thinking was "was that in the south?" That's a really big Southern thing. A long rehearsal where everyone that's ever known either one of them talks, and then the wedding the next day is short with a less formal reception.
Now if you had the reception the next day with all the regular formalities, then you really drew the short straw.
Nothing worse than the maid of honor inisde joke speeches.... theres 2 fucking people in the whole place that think those are funny. The bride and the stupid maid of honor.
I'll be at the bar, thanks.
...while we're here, the future best men need to take note as well. Keep it simple stupids. The speech doesn't need to be complicated. Couple remarks roasting the groom --> Compliment the bride while --> Quick anecdote relating somehow to the relationship --> Raise a glass to the couple and shut up.
No, the best you can do is dress the groom up as Steve Bartman.
My second was in an artist's 'chapel' in Tucson w/o a roof (Ted DeGrazia's), officiated by a prison chaplain my FIL knew.
Wouldn't do it any other way.
Very true. In answer to the question of whether there has ever been a good maid-of-honor speech, I'd say as long as it's under 2 minutes and nothing inappropriate was said it's good.
At my wedding, both speeches were like 2 minutes tops and they went off just fine. You don't have to be Winston Churchill or Henny Youngman. Just hit the bullet points and wrap it up.
Wedding DJs should have "wrap it up" music ready like they do at the oscars for a speech that starts to ramble on for any reason (dumb stories/crying/intoxication)
So...very hypothetically speaking...are you supposed to invite people to your wedding if they invited you to theirs? Also, for small/destination weddings, what's the cutoff for guests? Just invite everybody and give a firm RSVP date and then roll with it?
DON'T MARRY HER!
This is correct. Boring and bland.
My buddy just had a destination wedding and invited like 200 people. Only 35 showed up and about 28 were close family and wedding party + their sig others.
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