1. Jack's Shack January 30, 2007 at 7:43 am


    I am always one of the guys who helps to carry the chosson and Kallah/Bride and groom around.

    At one wedding the bride was terrified of being dropped and made me promise to help carry her.

    Well someone has a picture of me doing so, with my head beneath her dress. It was a bit embarrassing. But wedding gowns being what they are there was 7778 yards of fabric between me and her.


    Good question. I wonder who organized it.


    You make a good point.The ultimate question really is about whether the wedding couple and company enjoyed it

    BTW, I am sad to say that $900 is easy to hit and easy to exceed.


    Happy to be of service.

  2. Lvnsm27 January 30, 2007 at 7:03 am

    Jack, that was hilarious

  3. Shira Salamone January 30, 2007 at 5:27 am

    What no one else seems to have noticed is the vast cultural divide between this apparently “homemade” wedding and so many Jewish weddings nowadays. The room was low-ceilinged and not particularly fancy. The music was from a recording. From the looks of it, I’d say that the most expensive item at the entire wedding was probably the bride’s gown. Compare that to the bazillion-dollar Jewish weddings that are becoming more and more typical. Over a decade ago, I went to a Jewish wedding for which the flowers alone cost $900 (according to the bride).

    There’s something to be said for a “homemade” wedding. Some of us may think that this dance was a bit much, but hey, everyone enjoyed it. And the whole wedding probably didn’t put anyone into debt.

  4. The Babka Nosher January 29, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    I don’t know which is more frightening… watching them perform that, knowing that someone thought it was a good idea, or imagining the wedding party getting together in advance to practice. The worst dancing at our wedding was the Macarena:)

  5. Sheyna Galyan January 29, 2007 at 6:02 pm

    At my wedding, Husby and I were lifted into chairs and carried around. Someone gave us a linen napkin so we could “dance together.” Every detail was attended to except one: the women carring the front of my chair were shorter than the women in back.

    Less than a minute into the celebration, yards of wedding gown between me and the tipping chair, I fell off. By the way, the belief that a wedding dress can act as a parachute and break a fall? Myth. Total myth. 🙂

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