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Old 02-28-05, 10:50 PM
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Anything special I should know about going to a mormon wedding?

no mormon bashing please
My friend is getting married and he converted about a year ago. I've only ever been to catholic and protestant based weddings.
Anything really out of the ordinary to expect? not really expecting there to be, but I don't want to do anything to offend anyone there. It'll be in Salt Lake City.
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Well, they must not be getting married in the temple because you wouldn't be able to go if they were. I don't think they are that much different than any other religion, other than they probably won't have any alcohol afterwards.
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a moron wedding? WTF??!!!

wait a mormon wedding? I don't know, wear Groucho Brand Black Jeans?
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Better than a moran wedding, I suppose.
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Don't expect to nail any bridesmaids??
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Just wear a white shirt, tie, backpack and bring a bible. That should be it.
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I've been told that Boron Cowpunch t-shirts are traditional garb for these events.
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if it is in the temple....bring some popcorn, cuz your watching it on tv...

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Wait, he converted TO Mormonism?

And I think it'll be more fun if you don't know anything and let yourself be surprised.
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As stated above, if they are being married in the temple, you wont be able to attend. Most couples will have receptions afterwards. Just dont expect a bar of anykind. If it is a ceremony performed in a chaple, you can attend. It will most likley be like other religious ceremonies you have probably attended.
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Originally Posted by uli2000
As stated above, if they are being married in the temple, you wont be able to attend. Most couples will have receptions afterwards. Just dont expect a bar of anykind. If it is a ceremony performed in a chaple, you can attend. It will most likley be like other religious ceremonies you have probably attended.
The last ceremony I attendend involved a virgin being thrown into a pit of water containing a giant snake & an all you can eat drug buffet.
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Originally Posted by Blotto
Don't expect to nail any bridesmaids??
...because the groom has first dibs.
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As others have mentioned, you may not be at the actual ceremony, but the reception. They will still do some ceremonial things in there to make it feel important. I think in some cases they even re-exchange rings or something, but I'm sure it varies with every event.

I know someone who had a mormon wedding recently... the bride's father wasn't allowed to attend because he wasn't a member. That'd suck.
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Even worse than the "no booze," you can't even get a cup of coffee to wash down the wedding cake. I hate sweet fruit punch with sweet desserts.
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I've been to a bazillion of these. It's just a reception with no booze. Usually held in the gym of the local wardhouse (church), flowers on the basketball hoops that sort of thing. Just don't swear or blaspheme and you'll be fine.

Look me up afterwards and we'll go out for a beer.
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No Booze!!!!!! No!!! NO!!!!! NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

I couldn't handle it.
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Bring your own beer.

Hell, bring Groucho.
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Originally Posted by B.A.
Bring your own beer.

Hell, bring Groucho.

Beer isn't going to cut it. I need at least 10 jack and cokes to get through your typical wedding, maybe more if it was of the mormon variety.
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Make sure you scream "Molotov!" when they step on the glass...
or something.

Whoops.. wrong word and wrong religion. Bah.. go for it anyhow.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blotto
Don't expect to nail any bridesmaids??

Originally Posted by goofee girl
...because the groom has first dibs.

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