Words to Live By...


April 30, 2007

Plan on drinking on your wedding day?-Think again!

Wow, sometimes you think you have heard everything and then, sure enough, something happens to make you go "What the (insert your choice of word here)?".

The story below was featured as a headline on my MSN homepage today.

As your wedding planner, I have strict terms in my contract regarding the consumption of alcohol on your wedding day to protect all parties concerned. I will also reiterate the negative consequences of over drinking on your wedding day including being late & missing key parts of your wedding, potential property damage, and even looking like a complete dumb numskell in pictures so that they have to be re-taken (it's been done and it's costly!).

Of course, there is the legal issue that if either the bride or groom were so inebreated that they could not be of sound mind when they answer "I Do" during the ceremony, can the ceremony even proceed? I wouldn't think so, but my solution would be to postpone the wedding with all the extra expenses required on the shoulders of the couple involved.

Never, would I have expected the solution described in the story below.

Talk about embarassing!

Do you take this drunk guy’s brother? ...
With groom reportedly too inebriated, sibling steps in, takes bride

PATNA, India - Villagers at a wedding in eastern India decided the groom had arrived too drunk to get married, and so the bride married the groom's more sober brother instead, police said Monday.

"The groom was drunk and had reportedly misbehaved with guests when the bride's family and local villagers chased him away," Madho Singh, a senior police officer told Reuters after Sunday's marriage in a village in Bihar state's Arwal district.

The younger brother readily agreed to take the groom's place beside the teenage bride at her family's invitation, witnesses said.

"The groom apologized for his behavior, but has been crying that word will spread and he will never get a bride again," Singh said by phone.

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