Post # 1
I’ve found as I get older that my views on things as a child were WAY off. What assumption about weddings, getting married, or being in love did you have as a child?
-I thought you picked a wedding date because it held a special meaning to you. Little did I know that my wedding date would be picked by venue availablity! Wow – such a special meaning!
-I had no clue that weddings had ‘themes’. I just thought they had colors. *Btw, my wedding doesn’t have a theme – just colors 😉
-I thought the engagement ring and wedding ring were the same thing. I never realized that there were two rings as a child.
Post # 3
@Whimsical.Sprite: I didn’t realize there were 2 separate rings either! I mean, I saw that my mom had 2, but I guess I thought that the second one happened later. I thought that at the wedding, the girl would take her engagement ring off and the guy would put it back on.
Post # 4
Interesting topic! The wedding ring my mom has is like a halo ring and she told me that the center stone is the married couple and the small stones surrounding them symbolized the families. So everytime I saw a ring on another woman’s wedding finger if it didn’t have a center stone and surrounding diamonds I didn’t think she was married. LOL.
Post # 5
@JennBug89: Thats so cute that you thought the bride would take off her ring and the groom would put it back on. Childhood assumptions are so durn cute and innocent sometimes!
Post # 6
My mom had a solitaire engagement ring and a guard… I didn’t know there were other types of rings out there! I just assumed when you got engaged you got a solitaire. Worse yet… when I wanted a wrap/guard (because that’s what my mom had) I had to search everywhere for one! Hardly anyone carries them!
Post # 7
Oh, I also thought that you married the first long-term boyfriend that you had. Hmm, that didn’t turn out! LOL
Post # 8
I thought you just told people you were getting married and everyone just showed up.
No guest list, no organizing, no venue, just the place of worship and the people who needed to be there would just “know.”
And there would be no difference between who I thought should be there, and people who though they should (or shouldn’t) be there.
Post # 9
I was convinced that the act of walking down the aisle and saying “I do” was how babies were made. I apparently just about broke my mom’s heart when I was little because I was always telling her that I NEVER wanted to get married because I didn’t want to be like her. What I meant was, “I heard that you have to get a lot of shots if you have a baby, and I am very scared of shots. Thus, I’m going to make sure I never have a baby. Thus, I’m never going to get married.” She thought I just hated her or something.
Post # 10
I thought your wedding night was the night you lost your virginity. Now for some this still may be true but not for the majority I don’t think.
Post # 11
@JennBug89: @JennBug89: Thats so cute that you thought the bride would take off her ring and the groom would put it back on. Childhood assumptions are so durn cute and innocent sometimes!
I thought this too! And I am ashamed to admit that I thought this well into my post-childhood years as well.
@Oneeleven: I thought your wedding night was the night you lost your virginity. Now for some this still may be true but not for the majority I don’t think.
Yep, thought this too. Though as I got older it was switched with: ‘The person you end up having sex with is the person you SHOULD end up marrying.’ Thank God that did not happen. *phew!*
Weddings are SUPER-CHEAP. Since so many people are eating, the items are dirt cheap and everything else is either ridiculously cheap to match or quite possibly free. It is super-simple to throw a wedding reception. (Yea right! I wish! )
Post # 12
I also thought that someone else planned the whole thing and the bride and groom just showed up for their party
Post # 13
I didn’t realize until 3rd grade that you often took your husbands name. I thought it was like a matchup game and you had to find someone that wasn’t in your family that already had your last name. Man, did that open up options 🙂 Hehehe.
Post # 14
A case of knowing a little but not the whole story.
I knew that a baby was made in the womans tummy and that the mans sperm had to get there, but I seriously thought when they said “you may kiss the bride” the sperm somehow went from the balls up to the mouth, across and then into the egg in the womans tummy!
My parents were laughing so hard that they were crying when I told them this (I was asking how my brother was born, clearly I didnt realise that I was AT their wedding so my theory didnt really work). They still laugh about it now that we are getting married!
Post # 15
I totally thought the same thing about the ring and that the bride took it off and they just put it back on!!
that’s about all though – I can’t really think about any other ideas that I had about weddings though 🙁
Post # 16
I think the funniest thing I thought for years would have to be my belief that you must walk in coordinated steps to the music as you walk down the aisle. When I was 4 I was a flower girl for my mom’s friend and she made me practise walking down the aisle to a sort of step march 1-1-2 1-1-2 so for years I just assumed everyone was supposed to do this and I would chastise people for not staying with the music!! Little did I know this was soley for my benefit so I didn’t dalddel down the aisle lol.