Post # 1
Ok ladies– This post isn’t about any advice needed– other than a good laugh. I am a graduate student with finals approaching while juggling work and wedding planning… & I need some humor. Tell me the funniest thing your fiance has said or done during the wedding planning process. Here are a few of mine:
- When friends ask us how he proposed I have a long endearing explanation of the events that led up to the big question- it takes me at least ten minutes… If you ask my Fi he will simply say "Easy… I asked her."
- Originally, when we were researching a wedding date I asked him to look at his work schedule and to ask his family what dates might be most convenient. Instead he referred to ESPN’s sports schedule. Shaking his head he says " Well, March is defintely out- March madness…"
- He proposed at 12:45 AM. After the cuddling and looking deeply into each others eyes (hey I am building up the suspense here) I asked him why he proposed so late in the night? Because, obviously- I can’t call anyone it is too late- and now I can’t go to sleep because I am so excited! His reply? "Well I will get some sleep after having the ring burn a whole in my pocket these last THREE MONTHS. Plus, I get to go to sleep to wake up and go to work and avoid all the phone calls you’ll no doubt be making…" <insert his mischievous grin>
Post # 3
The funniest thing mine has said so far was on October 25 (we’re getting married on July 25) – "Guess what? It’s nine months until our wedding. You know what THAT means………we won’t have any bastard children! High FIVE!"
Post # 4
One of the sweetest/funniest things that happened with us was when we were planning transportation from the Church to the receptiong site and some good friends of ours offered us a ride. He looked at them and said "Can you make your car look as much like Cinderellas carriage as possible?" I just laughed it was cute he actually thought of that.
Post # 5
I can’t think of anything funny, but I hear you on your #2. My Fiance is adamantly opposed to anything during college football season (we’re big Ohio State fans, along with many of our friends.) I’m going to keep thinking though…I’m sure something will come to me. Good luck on finals! I have mine this week!
Post # 6
EAQ219 – We are big Penn Staters in my house (interestingly, my FH graduated from Pitt, a big rival, and his parents went to Ohio State, another big rival). This isn’t something my fiance said, but my Dad. I was bummed that 11/7/09 is a PSU home football game because that is our date-aversary. I wanted to plan the wedding for that date, but trying to schedule a fall wedding around football season is very tough to do!! I later found out that it was the Penn State-Ohio State game. My Dad suggested we getting married at Penn State and then take everyone to the game for hot dogs for the reception…. reallll funnnyyyy Dad!
Post # 7
I’m happy to read I’m not the only one who was shunned from a beautiful Fall wedding! I went to Boston College and my fiance went to Virignia Tech … big ACC match ups … so I gave up on the fall date and we’ve chosen Jan 2 — I actually remembred to make sure there wouldn’t be a bowl game on that date!!
As for funny things he’s done … I was in the bedroom of our very small condo … about 15 feet from him in the living room, separated by a THIN door … yapping on the phone with one of my bridesmaids about how I found my dress and just as I was about to start describing it he comes running in with his ears covered screaming "nooo!! I can HEAR you!!!! lalalalalala" He really doesnt want to know anything about the dress!! It was hilarious.
Good luck with finals!
Post # 8
My fav clueless fiance moment during planning was when I was looking for a wedding band that would work with my E ring. I had mentioned it several times and could tell he wasn’t listening to me. When I finally picked out what I wanted and explained it to him his response was total shock…"What?! You already got a ring. You get two of them?!" Priceless
Post # 9
My fiance had his heart set on a huge guest list (his family is big and there are many family friends he wants to invite). I assumed this meant we would only be looking at places big enough to hold all those people, but somehow my fiance got really excited about having our ceremony at a particular location that could only hold part of our guest list. When I pointed out to him that the maximum number of guests at that location was too small, he said we could ask our college friends to stand in the back — or ask them to skip the ceremony entirely and just come to the reception! Yeah, they’ve flown hundreds of miles to come to our wedding, I’m sure they wouldn’t mind being asked to stand in the back or skip the ceremony. ::rolls eyes::
Post # 10
Okay, the March Madness is cracking me up. My husband popped the question in late September – we had gone out of town for the weekend (just to get away) and were staying at a very nice old hotel, and he (thinking he might need a drink to get his courage up) asked if I wanted to go down to the bar. Well, my college football team was playing on the big screen, and winning (not a regular thing for them that year). So he ended up having quite a few more drinks than he planned, as he had a hard time tearing me away from the TV. He likes to remind me that he would have been quite a bit more sober when he asked, except that I had to see the end of the game!
Post # 11
Also, I know that he always thought I was hugely exaggerating when I told stories about my parents (even though my sister tells about the same stories). My mom is extremely organized (like, think invasion of Normandy organized), and my dad is a total space cadet (typical nuclear physicist, head in the clouds – my sister and I like to say that if anything had happened to mom while we were growing up, it would have been like being raised by wolves). Well, 30 days into the wedding planning, my husband had started referring to my mom as "The General" and my dad as RBW (raised-by-wolves). I know that he really likes my parents, but that is what he still calls them when we are alone! (Just last night, he asks – Do you think The General would like a snow-blower for Christmas?)
Post # 12
My story is not about what my fiance said but rather what happened while he was proposing. His lovely proposal was done on a private small boat while we were cruising the harbor. He was acting so crazy and asked to drive the boat (which I was happy to do). Moments later he shimmied his but along the seat to the wheel where I was standing. He then sunk down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was so excited and said yes, but wanted to give him a big hug so I asked him to get up already. His reply? "I can’t I’m stuck down here." I literally had to put up a foot on the seat and PRY him from between the seat and the Captain’s wheel! We were laughing so hard that when I sprung him free I nearly fell overboard!
Oh and I hear you about the sports schedule. My brother is a Head Football Coach for college therefore, nooo fall wedding for us (unless we wanted to do it without him.)
Post # 13
@ Wiglet: LOL! That’s hilarious!
Post # 14
MrsDavis, I totally feel your pain. My fiance told me that if he knew I wanted two rings, he wouldn’t have spent so much money on my engagement ring! Although, the wedding band we picked out for me is something we’re planning to wait on since the wedding is tapping us out, so I guess in the short term, he wins on that one.
Post # 15
Ha ha, fiances are funny! Mine thought I was making things up when I told him some people save some of their cake for their one year anniversary. He first thought it was some crazy idea I personally had invented, but then proceeded to ask every female we encountered for the rest of the week if they had heard of this. He made special phone calls to both his mother and mine JUST to ask. He still thinks its weird, but at least he doesn’t think I came up with it!
Post # 16
Girls, I hear you on the football ruleing your life! My fiance is a coach in the NFL and we literally had 2 weekends to choose from to have to wedding!
Now, funny fiance story:
He set up this whole private dinner in a hotel suite but told me we were going for drinks on the rooftop bar then to the restaurant to celebrate my new job. Well we’re sitting there having drinks and the manager walks by and my fiance WAVES to him! I asked if he knew him and he said "oh, no, uh he just looks like a friend from high school. I should tell Justin." and then proceeds to pretend to text Justin, whom he went to COLLEGE with! I was a little confused but didn’t think much of it. I still make fun of him for that!