Post # 1
If you’ve been around the Bee for a while you may remember a thread I started a while ago about engraving a certain phrase on our officiants gift. Now that it’s time to actually get the engraving done, I wanted to poll the hive again to see if I should go through with it (which I’m 98% sure I’m going to anyway).
Backstory: Back when I was a tween my cousin (A) used to take me and our other cousin (K) camping. My other cousin was particularly gassy one night and was stinking up the tent. After the first few “fumes” my cousin (A) coined the phrase “farts are not cute nor funny”. We’ve used the phrase ever since.
Anyways, my cousin (A) got ordained to perform our ceremony. As her gift, I got her a funky silver bracelet that I want to engrave with “Farts are not cute nor funny.” and our wedding date. The engraving will be in the inside where no one else will see it unless she shows it to them. Considering this is an inside joke that our family has had for years, I thought it would be meaningful to her. While it isn’t exactly the classiest of phrases, it’s damn funny (to us, atleast) and I know she would get a kick out of it. I polled a few people IRL and some thought that it wasn’t appropriate though these were all people who are somewhat stuffy (i.e. no sense of humor) and who do not know my cousin. The people I’ve asked that know my cousin, loved the idea.
Post # 3
I think it is funny. And I mean she can choose to show people the phrase if she wants too. If your cousins also agree that it will go over well, I say do it.
Post # 4
an engravement should be personal and this phrase is personal to you and it’s funny go fot it
Post # 5
OMG! I love inside jokes and if someone gave me something like that, i would love it! IT’s funny and its personal. Its not like its going to some random minister (I would hope not anyway. lol) its your cousin and something that you seem to still joke about. I love personal gifts and a gift talking about farting is pretty personal! 🙂 I think she’ll love it!
Post # 6
I love the idea of using an inside joke…. Go for it….
Post # 7
Thanks ladies. I know she’d like it which really is all that matters but the people who felt it was inappropriate were very open about their feelings. Oh well, can’t please everyone!
Post # 8
Do it! I would love to get something like that!
Post # 9
dooooo it. and take pictures!!!!!
Post # 10
I mean, something personal..not something about farts (unless it was personal) lol. Thought I should probably clarify!
Post # 12
I say go for it. It is an inside joke that has meaning to the both of you – why not?
Although, when I first opened this post I was thinking by officiant you meant priest, so I was kind of nervous about you giving him an inappropriate gift!
Post # 13
Go for it. I made My girls wine glasses that have an inside joke painted on them. Personal gifts are better than oh, so and so will likethis gifts. 🙂