by Scott Johnson
Welcome back everyone for your favorite weird, wedding world updates! With summer on its last legs before the leaves start to change and the rain begins to fall every day, we are trying to squeeze in as many wonderful outdoor weddings as we can. Nevertheless, we want to keep you informed on all-things wedding, so here is your weekly helping of Bizarre Wedding News! This week we have got feuding sisters, ideas for wedding planners, cake and more! Buckle up!
Martha Stewart Weddings takes no time in stating a cold, hard truth: “Wedding favors are a lovely thought, but they’re often hit or miss.” What should you get for your guests, when in reality the favors are often unwanted or simply thrown out? Some wedding planners have offered up a few tips on what you can do should you choose to do it.
The first tip is to give it some thought: “Thoughtful favors are a win every time” claims Deanna Nash. But what if you can’t think of anything? How about food? Everyone loves food, especially after a night of drinking and dancing. Still, Nash says to go thoughtful with the food rather than fancy. A few more tips include buying local and donating to a good cause instead. What did you give as wedding favors?
The first of two Reddit-based stories today comes from user “paperweightfairy.” She and her fiance had booked their wedding venue quite a ways down the road (three years engaged). Yet as life would have it, her sister got pregnant. Why this matters is about to become abundantly clear: the sister wanted to get hitched and have her sister and future-brother-in-law give up their venue for her. Why? Because of the stress of getting pregnant and feeling the pressure to get married. What is the craziest is her family started to take the pregnant sister’s side and began badgering the other sister into giving up the venue.
There have not been too many updates since then, though the mom of the sisters apparently called the fiance’s parents to harass them as well. What a family!
And now for other Reddit story: This time, a photo was posted to the r/Trashy page (where gross, inappropriate and, well, trashy images and videos are posted) that showed a smiling, happy wedding party. The thing is, the girl standing next to the bride is wearing a rather deep-cut dress. The post pertaining to the photo is “When you just have to steal the spotlight.” As it was the internet, lots of people decided to share their opinion. There were some clear disapproval, and others in support. But then someone actually claimed they knew the bride and the people in the photo, and that the bride herself approved of the dress.
To cap it all off, the group in the photo caught wind of all the hullabaloo and posted more photos of the wedding to prove everyone was in good spirits. What do you think about the dress?
Our last story for the week is about our favorite wedding tradition: cake. Except this time, we come to you with what is being called a “disaster.” A photo that popped up on Instagram (the famous That’s It I’m Wedding Shaming page to be exact) that showed a three tiered cake, but the cake looks somewhat like worn-out luggage, with a blaring drizzle of icing that anyone passing by would recognize as, well, poop.
It is certainly one of the most…interesting…wedding cakes we have seen, but the bride and groom in question have received quite the roasting from the internet. Not quite sure what the idea was here, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t excrement-based.
There you have it for this week. Be sure to keep an eye out for the final batch of our summer weddings as we head into Autumn. Have a story to share? You know what to do!