If you’ve spent any time watching America’s Funniest Home Videos you’ve seen just about everything happen at a wedding. You’ve probably also see a fair number of people doing exotic things for their wedding.
My wedding pretty much went as planned– except for the ring bearer that constantly wanted to step on my toes during a prayer!
Recently, there was one on AFV that had the minister having trouble staying awake– he passed out during the vows, woke up to finish them, but was unable to announce the new couple.
Then there’s this story out of Australia:
Wedding jokes aren’t always funny. When a bride in Austria jokingly answered “no” instead of “yes” when asked if she wanted to marry her husband-to-be, the official performing the civil wedding promptly broke off the ceremony.
Not even the bride’s sobs could reverse the decision and the couple had to wait two and a half months before they could give it another — successful — try, the Austrian newspaper Oberoesterreichischen Nachrichten reported Friday.
Officials at the registry office in the city of Steyr where the mishap occurred declined to comment directly but noted the incident was highly unusual, according to the newspaper.
Obviously, the ceremony was a whole lot more trivial to the bride-to-be than it was to the man performing the ceremony. And why shouldn’t it be? You’re making a set of commitments to a person for your entire life. I can understand if there’s some levity in other parts of the service, but if you cannot approach the most solemn and serious point– the exchanging of vows– with some degree of seriousness, are you really ready to get married?