Welcome to the final installment of Kid Week at Manolo for the Brides. Sorry about yesterday, but WordPress kept spitting me out. Ah well, better late than never.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, there’s one thing for certain: kids get colorful at weddings. Whether as guests, or as participants, I’m betting most of us have at least one story about kids at a wedding. Me? I’ve got dozens!
Of course I do have my favorites.
Probably my single favorite comes from a wedding where most of the guests were seriously leery about the chances of the couple in question making a go of things for any significant period of time. They had barely known one another when they got engaged, it would be generous to describe the bride as a tidge on the flighty side, and the groom… well, let’s just say most of us didn’t think he was going to roll well with the punches of life with the lady in question. We loved her, so we did our best to be supportive, but in the backs of our minds (and, I regret to say, with the actual tongues in our heads albeit very very quietly in corners where the bride couldn’t hear us) we were all calculating the odds for a speedy divorce.
So the ceremony got underway and the officiant asked if anyone could raise a legitimate objection to the union. At that precise moment, a babe in arms who had been peacefully snoozing, woke up and started howling at the tops of its tiny lungs.
As it turns out, the baby was right. The couple filed for divorce less than two years later.
Out of the mouths of babes.
So what about you? Do you have a memorable moment – good or bad – involving children at a wedding? Tell us all about it!