- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2015
Hello, Bees. I can’t sleep, so I thought I’d share some wedding related stories from my family. We’re full of stories and like to share them.
I’ll start with my grandparents. Their families were close, so they knew eachother practically their whole lives, but never really dated. They were friends, but nothing more. Later on, I don’t know ages, but my grandma had a boyfriend. He had gone up north to find work and was going to come back for her once he was settled down. While he was gone, my grandpa went up to her and asked, “Si o si?” “What?” “Will you marry me? Yes or yes?” Thinks for a while, and says yes. What other option was there ? They were married within months. Till death did they part. Ultimately, it worked out. Unfortunate for the boyfriend, though, when he came back some time later. Bit too late.
On to my parents. They met in college. Mom’s friend/ride hooked up with some guy at a party and had random stranger drive my mom back home. Random stranger was my dad. Like my grandparents, they never dated. They became good friends over time. One day, his dad and brother come with him to visit her. Not an unusual situation, it’d happened before. Their families had already met. While the two of them are hanging out, the other guys were in the house, talking. Suddenly, her dad comes out and says, “Congratulations! You’re getting married!” Apparently, tradition in the area of Mexico that my dad’s family is from is instead of asking the father for permission to marry their daughter, you send a representative on your behalf. In this case, his father and brother. To this day, my mom will still bring it up that he never actually proposed to her and he’ll keep bringing it up that he never got cake at their wedding.
See, in addition to having a large family, they also have a lot of friends. And despite only inviting around 300 people to their wedding, around 500 were at the ceremony and 900 at the reception. All friends and family. Thankfully, the civic center they had the reception at wasn’t being used for other things that night so they were able to open it all up for them. But, with so many people, there wasn’t much time to do anything but socialize and he never got cake.
I love stories and hearing about others past experiences. Feel free to share your family’s interesting wedding stories.