“You may now kiss the bride.” “No thanks.”

May 18, 2009

Blog Guy, I’m planning a June wedding and I’d like it to have a sophisticated feel. Are there any foreign wedding customs we might want to use?

Well, in Romania the brides all go sit out on the curb and smoke a butt together on the big day.

Ewwww. Why do they do that?

I don’t know for sure, but I think it’s because more and more churches in Romania are becoming no-smoking.

Also, I believe there were some unpleasant accidents when brides tried smoking during the ceremony while they were veiled.

I think this is more of your crap. How do you know they’re sitting on a curb?

You’ve got me there. They could just be two very short brides. Yeah, that’s it. Watch for my upcoming Wikipedia piece, “The two-foot-tall Women of Romania.”

That’s better. I have to keep you honest.

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Women in wedding gowns smoke cigarettes under the shade during the “Bride Parade” in Bucharest May 17, 2009. The event gathered future and former brides under the slogan of, “Be a bride for one more day”. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

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“…and above all she must not, while wearing her veil, smoke a cigarette.”

~Emily Post, “Etiquette” 1945

Mr Bob,

Emily Post can just shut her head.

If you had your legs sawed off by a cruel Romanian doctor for sale on the transplant market, you too may be standing on your hips, enjoying a smoke, awaiting your charming armless groom to arrive!

Well, maybe in some other part of the world, since I don’t think that same sex marriages are legal in Romania, as of yet, Mr Bob.

But still!

Think of how hard it must be to do a pole (or is that polish) dance, without legas to use as butt props!

How can you be so cruel?

Posted by tim | Report as abusive

Wow…those brides are smokin’!! (Sorry, had to)

Posted by Eliott | Report as abusive

I is Romanian desiner. Do not woory, the bried arr save from hazzerd of fire. Thoze dresses arr made of 100 percent asbestos fiber’s.

Posted by Vlad Jerkinov | Report as abusive

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