Monday, 4 December 2017
When I started to think about it I have been to a few interesting weddings.
My cousin, an impulsive and voluble man, full of joy about his impending marriage invited everyone he met in the lead up to the wedding so the finger food reception was grossly under catered, with most guests only manging to nab one or two morsels as the waiters scurried through the room.
Another wedding I attended was a pot-luck arrangement with guests asked to provide food but with the groom being from Sydney and the wedding in Brisbane 1000km away, many of the guests were from out of town and unable to bring too much. We were asked to allow the bridal table to eat first and after that there was not much food left! The groom's dad was so embarrassed that he went out and bought KFC but we still left there hungry.
There was the time when my regular church congregation were attending our regular Sunday morning service which seemed to be running way ahead of the normal schedule and with little introduction a different minister went to the lectern, the wedding march started and a woman who we had never seen before started up the aisle.
The unfamiliar minister was a chaplain to the courts and the groom was due in court in the following week. He expected to be "put away" and had decided to be married beforehand.
And then there was a wedding where the bride favourably compared the groom to previous suitors.....