Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

“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.

Waste your life. join the Oddly Enough blog network

Tweat yourself to this blog on Twitter at rbasler

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

More stuff from Oddly Enough

Comments

“…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
 

Post Your Comment

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/