By the way -- who’s getting married?
It’s nothing new. It’s been done before. It’s nothing you haven’t seen before. It’s all about the bride. The Mother of the bride is the Supreme Guest. Woo Hoo! It’s the bride’s day. Girl’s just want to have fun. I’ll never wear it again. Does my butt look big in this? What if it rains? What if it’s Death Valley hot? Nobody RSVP’s these days. Look at how many people RSVP’d! What do you mean I was in charge of the cake? I thought you were in charge of the cake.?We wanted Hydrangeas? When did we decide on Hydrangeas? Umbrella insurance. Why do we need umbrella insurance? It’s not going to rain. I’m allergic to chocolate. Who’s getting the ice? Who’s the bride, anyway? Where do we park? Did you get the marriage license? What marriage license; where do we get a marriage license? Gifts? Do we need gifts? House, we need a house. Panty hose or spray tan? Do I want to be orange for the big day? Nails - pedicure. How many airport trips are we making? Should we open a Shuttle Service? Auntie Crabtree’s coming. Where’s Auntie Crabtree going to stay? She’s not staying with me. I thought the dresses were going to be blue. No, they are going to be Neon orange. What kind of Salsa we having? Salsa, your’e thinking about Salsa when I have to nail down the Bouncy House? Bounce House? 250 drunks in a bounce house? Bounce House! Why don’t we just combine that with the Photo booth and see if we don’t end up onThe Ellen Show? Photo-booth - 250 drunks in a photo-booth? S’mores....mmm s’mores!!! What kind of salsa are we having? Dancing...Salsa Dancing with a Salsa Band. Spicy, fun, woo hoo kind of Salsa! Lighting, who got the lights? Lights? Who put out the lights? Very funny. Is there electricity? Maybe. Permits..who got the permits? What permits? We gonna have some tables? Do not put Auntie Crabtree with her own family. Put her at the table with the one’s who’ve never known her and will never remember her. What’s on the tables? Where’s everyone sitting? Just relax, its’ supposed to be fun. Relax? relax? Who’s in charge? Who’s in charge? Charge it! Charge the candles, charge the flowers, charge the dress. Dress????? Where’s my dress? Did you get the veil too? What if it rains? It won’t. What if...? it won’t! Sure there’s enough food? What food? Aacckk... What’s the name of the Elvis Chapel in Vegas? If you post your bachelor party pictures on Facebook they’d better be tame. Girl’s night out.. oooo, leopard..... Can’t see the bride before the wedding. No peeking. Where are 250 drunks going to stay that night? Do we need a permit to parade downtown at the end of the reception? How many brothers does it take to hang the lights? How many aunties does it take to show the brothers how to hang the lights? Something old - does Mother of the Bride count? Something borrowed -- I don’t have twenty bucks. Something blue - alright, alright, I’ll forget my anti-depressant that day. Remember your grandparents and father will be right by your side -- even though they’e gone. Your parents love you, no matter what. All the frilly stuff is just a representation of celebration. We are celebrating a once in a lifetime event. Love, fidelity, compassion, companions, commitment, exploration, teamwork, health, sickness, faith, hope and love, love, love. Love is not just looking into one another’s eyes, but looking together in the same direction. A wedding is a day, a marriage is a lifetime.
By the way -- who’s getting married?
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