I occasionally answer wedding-related questions via Aardvark and yesterday I got this gem: “Is wearing a$$less chaps good wedding etiquette? My friend just threatened to make me wear them to his wedding.” In composing my answer I was reminded of how important it is that one repeat “To each their own” a few times before rendering judgment on a wedding or a wedding dress or a choice of reception menu.
The bride and groom want their attendants in assless chaps? That’s fine as long as they accept that they may have to deal with one or more prospective bridesmaids or groomsmen declining to be in the wedding party. Naked wedding? Sure, just don’t ask your guests to disrobe unless you’re a part of the nudist community. Video game wedding? Bring it on! Sci-fi wedding? I’ll be the first to say “Live long an prosper.”
How about a wedding where body modification takes center stage because throughout the ceremony both the bride and the groom are hanging by what is apparently known as a suicide suspension?
Let’s just say I’d never tell a bride or a groom not to go there, but boy howdy if it doesn’t give me the willies just a little bit.