Post # 1
from a complete stranger when they find out you’re getting married?
While I know it’s not odd, I get it a lot – “Where are you getting married?” – perhaps more odd is my answer “Up north” lol. I don’t really know how to answer the question, and for the most part know the person asking doesn’t really care and is just making conversation! So what odd questions have you gotten?
Post # 3
I’m Indian, so people ask all sort of stuff they have seen on TV. Like all cultures, it varies quite a bit by region so my family’s traditions are not necessarily the same as what people have seen/experienced. Also, it’s an intercultural wedding. So..
Will you wear red?
Will you have a three day crazy party?
Will he ride in on a horse? Wearing a turban?
You mean you’re not getting married in a church???
And the list goes on….
Post # 4
No one asks me about the wedding!!! I think THAT is odd!
I have had a few acquaintances ask repeatedly and forget every time where my wedding will be. I’ve told the same 5 people about 10 times each.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club
Mr. Oyster & I were looking in the bridal magazine section at B&N and an old lady came up to us, yelling that we should get married in a church because IT’S THE ONLY WAY! She also told us to make sure to be kind to each other throughout our lives.
Post # 6
Well the oddest question I got was from my mom, not a stranger. She asked “Are you inviting your ex-boyfriends to the wedding?” I said, umm, no and she said “Well I know you still talk to them, so I figured they were invited.” ?! Yeah, my ex’s and I do the occassional Facebook message about once a year (or longer) for updates. They aren’t my buddies by any stretch of the imagination.
Post # 7
ditto moderndaisy, no one has asked us anything about our wedding [not even back when we were only engaged].
I don’t really mind though, the less I’m asked the less I have to explain over & over & over..
Post # 8
I was shopping for invites for my engagement party and AT the wedding stationary store the lady asked me if my ring was real. I thought that was a weird and rude question. When I told her it was she asked me if I was sure. Umm…yes, its been in my family for 3 generations. It’s real.
Post # 9
A coworker asked me (as soon as I told her we were getting married): “Who is going to pay for it?” Wow!
Post # 10
We haven’t gotten any really odd questions, mostly just people asking the date/location, etc.
Oh, and one girl asking if her mom could be our wedding planner. I was like… “no thanks, I’m planning it myself.”
Post # 11
I’ve been asked multiple times where we’re getting married and when I answer with the location – which isn’t a church – I get major side-eyes and an ,”oooh err oook.” I have nothing against church weddings (I am a christian) it just wasn’t what we wanted.
Post # 12
I think the weirdest question I got was at my BIL’s wedding from one of the bride’s relatives: “Are you getting lots of ideas? You should, but there’s no way to beat this”
Seriously?! I hadn’t been thinking of our weddings as being in a competition (they were about 9 months apart). It was funny, we had a lower budget in a more expensive town, but several people from my FI’s family commented on specific elements of our wedding that were beautiful and really “necessary” at a wedding… elements that weren’t at BIL’s wedding (like info for Out of Town guests, ceremony programs, and assigned seating during dinner). Kind of nice, but again akward!
Post # 13
We are getting married at an old elementary school (We’re Christian but I always wanted to get married and reception in the same place) and a friend is getting ordained to marry us. My mom’s friend asked if God was going to be invited to our wedding since we weren’t getting married in a church and a pastor wasn’t doing the ceremony. 🙂 I thought it was funny.
Post # 14
This isn’t really a question but still kind of odd for me… Some people I knew commented “Oh you’re getting married? I thought you two weren’t even living together yet.” As if living together is a requirement of getting married! We have specific reasons for staying separate until the marriage, not just limited to religion – we want to enjoy what’s left of our single lives for a little while longer!
Post # 15
I work at a medical office and we sent out an e-mail update about the staff and news in the office. My engagement was mentioned and whenever patients come up to the front desk, they look at a girl in her 30s and ask if she’s “The lucky one getting married?” Um actually that would be me, the 23 year old that looks 16… difficult to believe I know lol.
Post # 16
I called a family member who lives out of town to tell her we were engaged and she was so excited and happy for me but then she said “Are you going to have a wedding?” I just thought it was funny seeing that I have been planning my wedding since I was like 4 LOL