(Closed) Stealing a bride’s thunder…

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Now I’m not worried about anyone stealing my thunder, but there are some crazy people out there who do some crazy things at inappropriate times. I am thinking of people who get engaged at someone else’s wedding reception without clearing it with the bride & groom first. Fortunately I do not have any other them in my family.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Bellagiobride: [email protected] Beyonce. (although that might be a pretty amazing dance party!)  I agree with you 100%, but I know a lot of people don’t. No one has ever been able to explain to me how it would steal my thunder if someone wore a white dress to my wedding (assuming it wasn’t, you know, a WEDDING DRESS).

I do believe it’s possible for extremely rude or unstable people to disrupt a wedding (causing a fight, yelling, getting falling-down-drunk) but that’s different from what I usually see referred to as “thunder stealing.”

Post # 6
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3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

The only time I can think of where someone’s truly thunder-stealing at a wedding is if they grab the mike and make a big announcement like, “Guess what, we’re engaged/pregnant/getting sex changes/moving to Mars!” I don’t care if you got engaged, knocked up, found a great gender reassignment surgeon or were called by NASA during the wedding itself; just because everyone happens to be conveniently gathered in one place does not mean it’s okay to take the spotlight away from the couple. You can wait one day to tell everyone.

Yes, this kind of thing is rare, but it has been known to happen, and there have been some pretty ticked-off brides and grooms as a result.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

LOL, I totally agree. I think it’s almost impossible to steal the brides thunder! I mean, even if someone DID grab the mic and announce they were pregnant, I think that everyone would be like, “um, really?” and then move on to watching the bride and groom!

Post # 8
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2825 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I would be pretty upset if one of my family members used my wedding as a stage to give a big announcement… or getting engaged at our wedding and making a big scene of it…  but someone wearing a showy dress? nah.

 

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2011

It may be stupid/selfish of me to think about it but yes, I am worried about a friend stealing my thurnder.  She is pregnant and her baby will be about a month old when my wedding comes.  I asked her if she will be able to make it and she said yes, she’ll bring her baby with her.  So the baby will be fairly new and she knows most of my other friends so I am afraid everyone will be focus on the newborn since a baby is hard to resist.  My friend also loves attention so she isn’t one to shy away from it. 

Post # 10
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588 posts
Busy bee

Someone asked one of my friends if they could renew their vows AT HER WEDDING!!!! “since its already the same day and we will know a lot of the guests”

are you kidding me?!?!!?

Post # 12
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2053 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Bellagiobride: and @linguo42: LOL well said. 🙂

@Peach Blossoms: I understand! I sense a pregnant friend of mine might get engaged during our wedding as they are a very attention loving couple and might seize the opportunity to do so before all our mutual friends. Ugh. I’d be happy for them, but really guys? ANY. OTHER. DAY?

Post # 13
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5096 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@ms.oregon.state: Um, wow. I must admit this scenerio had not occurred to me when I gave my answer. Ok, yes, renewing your vows or getting married at SOMEONE ELSE’S WEDDING counts as thunder stealing!!  LOL!!!

 

@Peach Blossoms: But what does that mean in practice? No one will be staring at the baby during the ceremony, so it won’t take away attention for that most important part. Even if there weren’t a baby at the reception, you wouldn’t have every single person’s attention for the whole time you’re there – people mingle, talk to each other, grab a moment to tell the bride how lovely she is and what a lucky man the groom is, watch the first dance and cake cutting, and otherwise do their thing. A baby won’t get in the way of that, no matter how attention-seeking the mom is.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think there are somethings that can happen to “upstage” but in the end, everybody there knows what the day is for and those people doing the upstaging will be looked down upon later for stealing the thinder away from a couple on their WEDDING DAY. I also think, you can see these thinsg coming and find a way to avoid them. Proposals on my wedding day would bug me unless I knew about them in advance and had a way of being involved. I mean, it is my wedding day. If you don’t want me involved, pick a different day!

My mothers best friend gave birth on her daughters wedding day, AT the venue! They couldn’t get her to the hospital in time because they were out in BFE Montana. Why nobody tried to drive her to a hospital I will never know… Needless to say, even after all that craziness, they had a second reception and enjoyed every second of it. Ask the bride and she will tell you she LOVES the fact that she was able to help her mother through the birth and that two exciting and momentous things happened that day. It was nobody’s fault and she gets to share her anniversary with her baby sister’s birthday.

Post # 16
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Busy bee

HAHA I know!!! I thought it had to have been a joke!!! She said no thank god!

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