I never thought about having a themed wedding.
My wife and I got married at a judge’s house in Salt Lake City nine years ago after knowing each other for two months, so we kind of missed out on the whole wedding planning thing. (Thank you, Lady Luck!) Still, I guess there was kind of a theme when we got married, huh?
It was a theme called Crazy. (Just kidding, of course. Love you Muffin!)
Anyway, now as we begin to see the flickering light of ten years together at the end of the tunnel, we have begun to give some serious thought to becoming one of those couples who renew their vows. Nothing crazy mind you, no Heidi Klum/Seal stuff where we do it every single year to celebrate our enduring (or ‘fading’, as it turned out) love for one another. Instead, we’ve been casually kicking the topic around over a few beers here and there, trying to decide who we’d invite this time around, since the first time it was just us and a judge who was late for dinner.
We’ve discussed whether we want to do it in a small country church or maybe outside somewhere. And we’ve had fun poking around at different reception part ideas too, like do we want to have a 40 foot hoagie or maybe a 55 gallon drum of hot wings in place of the boring old salmon or chicken entrees you usually get at weddings.
What we haven’t yet discussed is what theme, if any, we will want to adopt as our own when we re-marry each other in the spirit of
continued tax-breaks eternal affection.
Do we want to dress up in some serious western attire? Are we ready for boots and hats and holsters with six shooters that, when you pull the trigger, out pops little flags that exclaim: “We’re Gettin’ Hitched!” and “I’m Henpecked!” ?
Or do we maybe want to join the ever-popular Walking Dead crowd and make it a zombie affair?
Hell, the sky is the limit when it comes to putting your own stamp of originality/tackiness/fun/or poor personal taste on your wedding day.And remember, this might be the one thing people still remember about your butt after you’ve gone on to the great big buffet table in the sky.
“That Serge, heh-heh-heh!” some dude will chuckle.” He sure did like his Twilight movies didn’t he, Bobby Ray??!!”
“He sure enough did, Jackie Joe!” the other guy will spit out.” Remember when he talked his purdy wife into having that vampire theme when they re-did their weddin’ vows?! Heh-heh-heh! She divorced him three weeks later out of shame!!”
‘And that’s when she married you, Bobby Ray! Heee-heeee-heee-hee-hee!”
Then they’ll laugh and laugh and laugh. Ugh. So, yeah. Maybe we’ll just skip the whole theme thing altogether.
But to each his own.
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