A Little Anecdote From the Father of the Bride

From: Ron Hicks [mailto:ronnieh@cmaomaha.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 4:26 PM
To: wendy hicks
Subject: FW:

All eyes were on the radiant bride as her father escorted her down the aisle. They reached the altar and the waiting groom: the bride kissed her father and placed something in his hand. The guests in the front pews responded with ripples of laughter. Even the priest smiled broadly. As her father gave her away in marriage, the bride gave him back his credit card.


Funny Ha Ha

Do you know about the two TV antennas that got married? The wedding was terrible but the reception was terrific.


So Many Thanks

Thanks to everyone who attended the "Every Room of the House" Shower on Saturday. We appreciate everyone taking the time to be there, and we missed those of you who were unable to attend. Many, many thanks also for the wonderful gifts. You all went above and beyond.

Special thanks to Michelle Seger, Kathy Larkin, Meghan Slattery, Debbie Slattery, Emilie Shannon and Lisa Shannon for hosting such a fantastic shower. It was wonderful!

Some of the girls (and Berkley the dog) after the shower


Wedding Talk

If anyone doesn't receive Daily Candy e-mails, you should. They are daily newsletters announcing fun new products, services and ideas. Wendy's "I Love Nick and Jessica" tote bag would not have been found without this genius of a Web site. Anywho, today's newsletter was so good and so appropriate, it must be shared. Wedding lingo...

altarcation n. A heated, angry dispute between the couple regarding the details of the ceremony. (Honey, no, we did not discuss letting your Uncle Larry, a.k.a. "The Stuttering Wonder," do a reading.)

bridesmaid, revisited n. A woman who's been a bridesmaid so often she refers to the month of June as "the wedding circuit."

brilton n. A 3 a.m. Vegas wedding. (Thank you, Britney and Nicky.)

ca-toast-trophic adj. Used to describe a completely horrifying toast.

child bride n. The flower girl forced to wear a miniature version of the bridal gown, complete with veil and train.

debauchelor n. A groom whose bachelor party is particularly bacchanalian.

dowdification n. The process by which brides ensure they aren't upstaged by their bridesmaids. (Damn, if that maid of honor wasn't dowdified!)

groompaloompa n. Bridezilla's counterpart.

maid of dishonor n. The wedding attendant who alters her dress to show lots o' cleavage, then sleeps with the best man.

nuptualpalooza n. A wedding weekend that's as action-packed as a three-ring circus.

OVD n. Obsessive Vicarious Disorder. A condition that afflicts mothers of the bride.

rockafella n. A groom who picks a ring for its size and ostentation. (Sure, she's marrying for love. But it doesn't hurt that Joe's a rockafella.)

Vera-cious adj. Used to describe the bird-like appetite of a bride hoping to fit into a Vera Wang sample-size dress.