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    Jan 09, 2010 7:28 PM GMT
    I am completely bored. Presently I am on my way to CT to attend the wedding of one of my dearest friends since I was 10. My friend is from England as well. However he is marrying an american.icon_confused.gif A non-Anglo even. icon_eek.gif
    (I was asked to be his Best Man, but I am only attending the reception. (Even though both the wedding and reception is on the estate, I don’t attend feckless religious nonsense.)) I do not fly, so I have hired a car service. I am quite impressed with how well my laptop is doing. icon_smile.gif

    My only hope is that this reception will stand a bit more on ceremony and formality, unlike the 4 american wedding receptions I have attended previously. icon_sad.gif
    It starts with the cutting of the cake. american grooms and brides seem to enjoy smearing the cake all over their faces. This I don’t understand at all. Seems a bit barbaric. icon_confused.gif
    Then, after the dinner courses are served, and the toasts are given…….comes the bloody dancing. Personally I prefer more stately, some would call stuffy, modes of dance. Yet it seems Americans have no problem just “letting loose” and dancing about like trollops. After that, most of the males seem intent on becoming drunkards. icon_confused.gif

    Someone please explain to me why americans have this custom of acting like unsophisticated dolts at wedding receptions? Has this always been the way? icon_surprised.gif
    Maybe I will be pleasantly surprised tomorrow. We shall see…..Hopefully I will have something good to report. icon_wink.gif

    Cheers,
    Keith
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    Jan 10, 2010 2:18 AM GMT
    Have you found any cute English boys?
  • drypin

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    Jan 10, 2010 2:26 AM GMT
    Who knows?

    Perhaps it has always been that way. I mean, didn't the original founders of the US come to the new world to get away from their oppressors in England. Perhaps they were not sophisticated enough. Or one of them was barbaric enough to not take himself seriously and they had to flee. Let's face it, they were mad enough to hop on a form of transportation only used by the uncouth and the military, not unlike the planes of today.
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    Jan 10, 2010 2:27 AM GMT
    Weddings should be fun. God knows it is not after the icing on their faces is washed off. If it is not your wedding, WTF, who cares or remembers????
  • bottomline

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    Jan 10, 2010 2:33 AM GMT
    Keep your laptop safe from the barbarians, cant believe they haven't ripped it apart as of yet.
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    Jan 10, 2010 2:33 AM GMT
    It's the couples day, they should do whatever they want or have whatever type of wedding they want. But I do get where you going with the topic and I agree with you
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    Jan 10, 2010 2:37 AM GMT
    I have yet to be invited to a Star Trek theme wedding. I guess my friends aren't nerdy enough to pull that off. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 10, 2010 2:51 AM GMT
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    Jan 10, 2010 2:54 AM GMT
    We have a drive thru wedding chapel in Vegas, has a cute little glass door window thingy like the ones at Jack and Box, you say I do and your done...
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    Jan 10, 2010 3:05 AM GMT
    drypin saidWho knows?

    Perhaps it has always been that way. I mean, didn't the original founders of the US come to the new world to get away from their oppressors in England. Perhaps they were not sophisticated enough. Or one of them was barbaric enough to not take himself seriously and they had to flee. Let's face it, they were mad enough to hop on a form of transportation only used by the uncouth and the military, not unlike the planes of today.


    You know many of the original founders were the re pressers of England ( the Puritans), they just could not maintain having it all their way.
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    Jan 10, 2010 3:12 AM GMT
    jprichva saidI swear, you are a bloody cartoon character.


    Yes, unreal. Surreal.
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    Jan 10, 2010 3:17 AM GMT
    Musclequest saidI am completely bored. Presently I am on my way to CT to attend the wedding of one of my dearest friends since I was 10. My friend is from England as well. However he is marrying an american.icon_confused.gif A non-Anglo even. icon_eek.gif
    (I was aked to be his Best Man, but I am only attending the reception. (Even though both the wedding and reception is on the estate, I don’t attend feckless religious nonsense.)) I do not fly, so I have hired a car service. I am quite impressed with how well my laptop is doing. icon_smile.gif

    My only hope is that this reception will stand a bit more on ceremony and formality, unlike the 4 american wedding receptions I have attended previously. icon_sad.gif
    It starts with the cutting of the cake. american grooms and brides seem to enjoy smearing the cake all over their faces. This I don’t understand at all. Seems a bit barbaric. icon_confused.gif
    Then, after the dinner courses are served, and the toasts are given…….comes the bloody dancing. Personally I prefer more stately, some would call stuffy, modes of dance. Yet it seems Americans have no problem just “letting loose” and dancing about like trollops. After that, most of the males seem intent on becoming drunkards. icon_confused.gif

    Someone please explain to me why americans have this custom of acting like unsophisticated dolts at wedding receptions? Has this always been the way? icon_surprised.gif
    Maybe I will be pleasantly surprised tomorrow. We shall see…..Hopefully I will have something good to report. icon_wink.gif

    Cheers,
    Keith
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    Americans act like unsophisticated dolts at more than just wedding receptions. icon_smile.gif
  • Anto

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    Jan 10, 2010 5:38 AM GMT
    american grooms and brides seem to enjoy smearing the cake all over their faces.

    That's the best part!
    It's disappointing to me when they don't or it's a really weak smearing!
    !
  • danisnotstr8

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    Jan 10, 2010 5:42 AM GMT
    G_Force saidAmericans act like unsophisticated dolts at more than just wedding receptions. icon_smile.gif

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  • Webster666

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    Jan 10, 2010 5:43 AM GMT
    Just be thankful that you've not been invited to take part in the shivaree.
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    Jan 15, 2010 3:40 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidJust be thankful that you've not been invited to take part in the shivaree.


    LOL!! You are so right about the shivaree. icon_lol.gif
    Would rather be in bed with a repuGlican. icon_eek.gif (Or even G-f "A"rce for that matter!! (Well after seeing that Miller pic of him....maybe not.))

    Cheers,
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    Jan 15, 2010 3:41 PM GMT
    So, the wedding last weekend..........
    Pretty much as I thought it would go. She, got her way with the way the reception progressed. The decor was perfection. That was due to my friend, the groom's, parents. But the direction of the festivities was so her. So american nouveau-riche. From the loudness/crassness of her side of the family and guests, to the excess consumption of spirits. After dinner, came the time I dreaded most....the silly american ritual of the cake. And of course as expected.....she mashed the cake into his face. icon_rolleyes.gif All of his guests and relatives were appalled, but frankly not bloody surprised. All of her relatives screamed and cheered as if they were at football match.
    After that fiasco, there was a definitive line drawn while socialising. But he seemed happy and that was all that matters I assume. Also ran into a cousin whom had flown in from London. So it was not a total waste of my time.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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    Jan 15, 2010 3:52 PM GMT
    Musclequest saidSo, the wedding last weekend..........
    Pretty much as I thought it would go. She, got her way with the way the reception progressed. The decor was perfection. That was due to my friend, the groom's, parents. But the direction of the festivities was so her. So american nouveau-riche. From the loudness/crassness of her side of the family and guests, to the excess consumption of spirits. After dinner, came the time I dreaded most....the silly american ritual of the cake. And of course as expected.....she mashed the cake into his face. icon_rolleyes.gif All of his guests and relatives were appalled, but frankly not bloody surprised. All of her relatives screamed and cheered as if they were at football match.
    After that fiasco, there was a definitive line drawn while socialising. But he seemed happy and that was all that matters I assume. Also ran into a cousin whom had flown in from London. So it was not a total waste of my time.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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    It just a silly tradition, just as our tailgating is another mean for engaging in gluttony and drunkenness before football games and acting like complete asses during the match, it just tradition for some people.

    You'll be surprised how many families don't practice the cake smearing tradition, not only that though, it's just a form of endearment towards loved your newly wed spouse.

    All in all, I hope your friends stay together and that in-laws knickers weren't too much in a twist over it.

    Cheers
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    Jan 15, 2010 4:03 PM GMT
    Musclequest saidSo, the wedding last weekend..........
    Pretty much as I thought it would go. She, got her way with the way the reception progressed. The decor was perfection. That was due to my friend, the groom's, parents. But the direction of the festivities was so her. So american nouveau-riche. From the loudness/crassness of her side of the family and guests, to the excess consumption of spirits. After dinner, came the time I dreaded most....the silly american ritual of the cake. And of course as expected.....she mashed the cake into his face. icon_rolleyes.gif All of his guests and relatives were appalled, but frankly not bloody surprised. All of her relatives screamed and cheered as if they were at football match.
    After that fiasco, there was a definitive line drawn while socialising. But he seemed happy and that was all that matters I assume. Also ran into a cousin whom had flown in from London. So it was not a total waste of my time.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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    Sounds like you were in it for the free food because it certainly wasn't to support your friend. You wanted "a bit more on ceremony and formality" but refuse to support "one of my dearest friends" during the formal ceremony because of selfish reasons. Wow, never seen someone be so critical and judgmental of others. Yep, it's a real shame those fricken Americans don't ask the English from Virginia how to host a wedding. The whole idea of having a formal ceremony and then letting loose afterwards for a party style reception is so over rated mate!
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    Jan 15, 2010 4:47 PM GMT
    And the most amazing part of it all is that someone knows Keith since he was 10 years old and managed to suppress the need to strangle him....or at least send him flying across the pond tied to the back of an airplane....icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jan 15, 2010 5:06 PM GMT
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    Webster666 saidJust be thankful that you've not been invited to take part in the shivaree.


    LOL!! You are so right about the shivaree. icon_lol.gif
    Would rather be in bed with a repuGlican. icon_eek.gif (Or even G-f "A"rce for that matter!! (Well after seeing that Miller pic of him....maybe not.))

    Cheers,
    Keith
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    Damn, someone invite Keith to a wedding that includes a chivari or something like this



    seeing little Keith's face engorge with contempt for all things American would surely win at American Funniest Home Videos....teehee.
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    Jan 15, 2010 5:12 PM GMT
    PAJohn saidThese Brits seem to be enjoying themselves:

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    But they are not of his CLAASS. They are too "down to earth."
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    Musclequest saidSo, the wedding last weekend..........
    Pretty much as I thought it would go. She, got her way with the way the reception progressed. The decor was perfection. That was due to my friend, the groom's, parents. But the direction of the festivities was so her. So american nouveau-riche. From the loudness/crassness of her side of the family and guests, to the excess consumption of spirits. After dinner, came the time I dreaded most....the silly american ritual of the cake. And of course as expected.....she mashed the cake into his face. icon_rolleyes.gif All of his guests and relatives were appalled, but frankly not bloody surprised. All of her relatives screamed and cheered as if they were at football match.
    After that fiasco, there was a definitive line drawn while socialising. But he seemed happy and that was all that matters I assume. Also ran into a cousin whom had flown in from London. So it was not a total waste of my time.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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    Sounds like you were in it for the free food because it certainly wasn't to support your friend. You wanted "a bit more on ceremony and formality" but refuse to support "one of my dearest friends" during the formal ceremony because of selfish reasons. Wow, never seen someone be so critical and judgmental of others. Yep, it's a real shame those fricken Americans don't ask the English from Virginia how to host a wedding. The whole idea of having a formal ceremony and then letting loose afterwards for a party style reception is so over rated mate!


    LOL. Yes, that's it. You figured it out you twit. I was in it for the free food.icon_rolleyes.gif
    Of course I supported my friend. If he is happy, that is all that matters.
    It had nothing to do with being selfish. It would be hypocritical of me to stand before this god thing and be his best man. He understood perfectly.
    As for the reception? Nothing wrong with "letting loose." The groom's side had a grand time. But acting like a bunch of Neanderthals as the bride's did is quite another. But as with the nouveau-riche, comes their breeding baggage. Hope he knows what he is in for. (And that he has a good pre-nup. (Just in case.))
    -Keith
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    Jan 15, 2010 5:19 PM GMT
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    Musclequest said
    Webster666 saidJust be thankful that you've not been invited to take part in the shivaree.


    LOL!! You are so right about the shivaree. icon_lol.gif
    Would rather be in bed with a repuGlican. icon_eek.gif (Or even G-f "A"rce for that matter!! (Well after seeing that Miller pic of him....maybe not.))

    Cheers,
    Keith
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    Damn, someone invite Keith to a wedding that includes a chivari or something like this



    seeing little Keith's face engorge with contempt for all things American would surely win at American Funniest Home Videos....teehee.


    Glad to see you still have that empirical intellect persona going for you. icon_wink.gif
    But what? No special finger wave?
    I'm disappointed. icon_sad.gif
    -Keith
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  • Laurence

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    Jan 15, 2010 6:22 PM GMT
    Haha. How snobby are you?

    Part of the fun of weddings is to sit back and watch other people make complete fools of themselves. Straight people don't get out much, so most of them can't handle their booze and end up drunk.

    My partner and I got married and had a big country and western party. Neither of us are cowboys nor was anyone else at the do. It was just an opportunity for all our friends and family to meet each other and have a good time.

    You sound like you need to loosen up a bit. It was your friend's big day, if he and his partner enjoyed it, then that is surely all that mattered.

    Loz