EVERYONE LOVES TO DANCE
While music still stirs the soul, Charles’ reflects on the gradual decline of dancing throughout the generations and how the “old days” are missed.
A RING LOST. A RING FOUND.
The bride loses her wedding ring at the outdoor reception, and all of the guests are on their hands and knees searching for it. They find a ring, but it’s not hers. The joy in returning that one to its rightful owner helps a little.
THEY ATE A BUG
Ranch hands who are catering the outdoor reception get out of hand. When the owner/father-of-the-bride escorts them out and does not return with them, his granddaughter observes “they must have eaten a bug.” The meaning of this funny euphemism is a good reminder of innocent youth.
COME FLY WITH ME
Named after a popular Frank Sinatra wedding song, this is another “reflecting on history story” which discusses the shift from a live bands to a pre-programmed playlist. The former is always classier.
While Charles’s has witnessed plenty of heated conversations between the marrying couple and their parents, only one time did the bride and groom skip their own reception because of it! That’s one way to make a point.
It’s one thing to have an outdoor wedding get rained on, as there is always a rain-out plan for that, but having newly installed water sprinklers erupt during the sit-down dinner is something else entirely.
SPRUCE CAKE SURPRISE
What would you do if when you went to cut into your wedding cake, you cut into wood!? A display cake was accidentally delivered instead of the correct one. There was sheet cake, at least, right? Hmm…..
During the reception speeches, the groomsmen put on a show and turn around to display, in cheerleader fashion, 7 letters that spell GO ROMAN. Too bad the groom’s name was Ramon!
More times than not, divorced parents do not get along. When the father can’t make it to the wedding, the mother brings a capuchin monkey in his place claiming it “is not only cuter friendlier, but smarter, too.”
TO STRAPLESS OR NOT TO STRAPLESS
A problem with the modern day strapless dress trend is they tend to fall down. When it does just that for a bridesmaid fighting for the bouquet toss, you wonder if the older design with straps would have been a better choice. But given the amount of attention she got, maybe not.
It’s easy to get “drunk as a sailor” on your wedding day. Getting so drunk you pass out, however, should be avoided. Sailors, at least, serve their country.