My ideal wedding  

bigandtallreturn 37M
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2/5/2006 9:17 pm

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My ideal wedding


On the local channel here in East TN, one of their "specials" is the wedding of the owner of a local car dealership here in town and his oh-so-blonde blushing bride. But it's not just the wedding we're treated to. Apparently, the couple thought that people here in this area wanted to know every last fucking detail about their perfect day, so by golly, we knew who the best man and bridesmaids were, we knew the catering service, we knew the vows they were reciting towards each other, we knew all about the reception, etc, etc.

The car dealership guy is quite rich (you should see his house), and his wife is impossibly cute (and never seen throughout the show without her little Maltese dog), but why I should care about their wedding day is beyond me. The whole show was just plain cheesy as well, full of vomit-inducing lovey-dovey chatter between the couple, and everyone had their smiles so stuck on their faces a crowbar wouldn't have removed them. And white. Lots of white. Both bride and groom were dressed in lily-white, from head to toe. The whole show was... WRONG.

And don't even get me started on the preacher. Let's just say that the second he quoted "Heart and Soul" from Rod Stewart, I felt like punching the guy square on his forehead.

But watching this show did give me a column idea: if I could plan my wedding exactly how I wanted it, how would I do it? Women do this all the time, and look at all the wedding magazines on the shelves at a bookstore near you, so there's a business for it. Now, I can't see myself getting married anytime soon (if ever), but if I did... what would it be?

* For starters, I wouldn't get married in a church. As a wayward Catholic, I don't find it proper to return to a place I haven't been to regularly in 14 years just to get married. I would much rather have it outdoors, perhaps with a mountain as a backdrop, or on top of a hill with wide open field surrounding us.

* It would be casual to a degree. I hate the idea of wearing a tuxedo, so if I could and get away with it, I'd much rather get hitched in a nice dress shirt and clean, pressed khakis. I'm serious. My bride would wear a beautiful summer dress. And flowers in her hair. All the guests would also be dressed nicely, but not overdoing it. You wear a tie, you're gone. (Considering how some women dream of that perfect bridal dress, I'm aware this would never happen, but it's nice to dream, right?)

* The preacher can wear whatever he wants, but if he quotes Rod Stewart, he's gone. No long-winded speeches, the only thing he needs to say is "I now pronounce you..." The vows would be written by me and my prospective bride.

* As a non-alcoholic, I would sip ginger ale. The bride can sip champagne if she so desires, and there will be adult beverages for the guests, but don't expect me to partake.

* I saw on a cruise ship several years ago a wedding where the music was provided by a mandolin and ukulele. I thought it was cool then, and I still do now. Imagine the delicacy of the wedding march from those instruments. No thunderous church organs.

* Guests would be my immediate family and a few close friends, and that's it.

* The reception? BBQ ribs, hot dogs, buffalo wings, hamburgers. My family isn't in to fancy foods and the like, so why bother with that stuff? My brother, with his restaurant background, would have this reception all planned and mapped out, I'm sure.

* And the honeymoon? I picture it on the beaches of Hawaii, and the honeymoon suite is right on the beach.

And that's how I would do it. Again, I can't picture me being a groom anytime soon, so really, I wouldn't have to worry about this for years to come.

Or maybe not ever.

"Today may be the first day of the rest of your life, unless you live on the other side of the International Date Line, then yesterday was the first day of the rest of your life."- Larry Andersen


PassionKisses4Me 44F

2/6/2006 1:42 pm

Sounds like a perfect wedding for you...and you never know what the future holds...the girl of your dreams may just be around the cornor.

Becky

~Becky~


bigandtallreturn 37M

2/6/2006 7:37 pm

Mz, that makes two of us.

sexyfit, I agree with that, but I have seen where parents tried to dictate to the letter exactly how they wanted their children's wedding to go. They forget sometimes that it's the children's day. If my parents wanted some say in how the wedding would go, I would hear them out and maybe use some of their suggestions (especially if they were paying for it, which my goal would be for them not to... they're already paying for the first year of my student loan), but ultimately it's the couple getting married who should have the final say.

Becky, perhaps she is, but in all honesty, I'm really not sure if I want the girl of my dreams to come out just yet, for there's still so much I want to do (sexually and otherwise), and I'm not really to settle down just yet...

"Today may be the first day of the rest of your life, unless you live on the other side of the International Date Line, then yesterday was the first day of the rest of your life."- Larry Andersen


PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
2/7/2006 1:17 am

Damn... were we related in a previous life? That sounds a hell of a lot like what I want if I ever get married (a likelihood which diminishes with every passing birthday... *sigh* ).

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma


demonicsexkitten 41F
10671 posts
2/7/2006 8:54 am

One of my friends had an outdoor wedding. On national forest land. I can't remember if it was potluck or not, but the food selection was potlucky. It was also a "Dress nice but not formal" affair. My friend had his dog be the ringbearer. It was sweet.

My dream wedding? Well... depends. I want a hand-sewn (by me) dress... so might never happen. lol. Since i'm 30 now, and never married... i figure i'll just get married. No fuss. But who knows. I have lots of friends... they might have other ideas. And family.


bigandtallreturn 37M

2/7/2006 7:21 pm

Princess, maybe we were... and the man who shall marry you will be very lucky. Much like Div, you are a woman beyond compare.

Demonic, I'm pretty sure my dog will not be alive by the time I get hitched (he's already 15 years old), but I could see a small child of a friend or something being the ring-bearer. I don't see why not.

"Today may be the first day of the rest of your life, unless you live on the other side of the International Date Line, then yesterday was the first day of the rest of your life."- Larry Andersen


PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
2/9/2006 2:05 am

Awwww shucks.. thank you

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma


bigandtallreturn 37M

2/9/2006 6:57 pm

You're welcome, Princess. Anytime.

"Today may be the first day of the rest of your life, unless you live on the other side of the International Date Line, then yesterday was the first day of the rest of your life."- Larry Andersen


SleepyAngel23 34F

2/19/2008 1:45 pm

I want everything the exact opposite of what you want. lol! But I've always said that I'd make a deal with my husband. I get to plan the wedding and he gets to plan the reception.

Sleepy Angel

I my friends!!


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