Don’t do this
The father of the bride started his toast with, “When I heard my daughter was engaged to a negro I said to myself, Oh no!” He then proceeded to list every black stereotype he was afraid his new son in law would have. He ended the toast with, “But Son in Law proved me wrong. Son in Law taught me that some negroes are okay.” Then there was a lot of kissing and clapping from the Bride and her family.
It was sooooo f…ng awful. The Groom’s family was mostly silent, except for the father of the groom who was angrily mumbling “Negro?!” for the rest of the night.
Recently I went to a wedding of a childhood friend; we aren’t that close anymore but we’re on good terms. She’s Chinese American, married a white guy from New Orleans. Others in the bride’s party mentioned to me that it seems like there’s a bit of drama with the groom’s mom….and that they been getting the impression that this is the first time the groom’s parents have really interacted with Asians….and I heard the groom’s mom tried talking him out of this marriage. I’ve known the couple for a few years and they are great together and really match. He defended his bride all the way to the mom.
Faux Pas: the groom’s mom and her family talking loudly, at the wedding/reception, about how the marriage isn’t going to last. Them taking bets about how long they think they will be together before the “inevitable” divorce.
I was at a wedding last year with my boyfriend at the time. I didn’t really know anyone, so I hung out with him most of the time. The night before the wedding, we had the rehearsal dinner followed by the last night out for the groom (an unofficial bachelor party). Included was the groom, his twin brother, his father that recently came back into his life, boyfriend, myself, another girl with her boyfriend, and about five or six other guys.
We went to a hole in the wall bar in a really secluded town. It was probably their equivalent of a nightclub, but it was really just a bar with a dance floor and a few pool tables. Everyone proceeded to get drunk. Towards the end of the night, another drunk guy decided to fight the grooms brother. Groom wasn’t having it and jumped into the fight. Security guards came and grabbed everyone involved and kick them out. Groom, his brother, and the guy who they fought all get arrested. This is about twelve hours before the wedding.
They were released about three hours later with a drunk in public. A mass text was sent out to tell everyone not to tell the bride. A girlfriend of one of the guys there was in the wedding party, so we knew that the bride was going got find out. Everyone kept it to themselves anyway.
Fast forward to the wedding. The couple decided to write their own vows, and bride goes first. The groom starts to day his vows but didn’t write anything down as he was just going to wing it. Groom is being pretty predictable,” I know I can rely on you to watch b rated horror movies or humor me on my jokes” and “you’ve been there for me through so much “Suddenly: “you’ve been there when I was deathly ill, when I’m being a moody bastard, and when I was arrested the night before our wedding.”
Brides face drops. Groom speech skips a beat. He assumed she already knew from the bridesmaid, but she had no idea. [/restrict]