Joe is keeping his promise to update weddings for us. Thanks Joe.
New Year's Eve at the Marriage Factory was surprisingly tame in the wake of Monday and Tuesday's 30 weddings apiece . Imagine my surprise when Friday was busier than ever! My average is 8-10 weddings; this week, I did 16.
The largest group was about 35 people - 2 elevators' worth. Once they arrived, everything went fine, although the groom went with "I will be true to you as long as I *will*", not "as long as I live". Usually when the bride catches that, she is not happy.
There were 2 or 3 nervous brides. One swiveled back and forth during the vows, making me almost say "Grow gently with each other and do the twist" instead of "encourage each other".
Lots of well-dressed folks this time around. Vests, coats, and beautiful dresses abounded. A few were even color-coordinated. There was a groom in the top half of a suit whose bride was wearing what looked like the suit trousers. Per the title of this blog, let's not speculate about what that means.
By the numbers:
Couples in formal wear (suit/dress): 6
Recruited witness from other couple in lobby: 1 (3 counting New Year's Eve)
Crowd larger than 30: 1
"As long as I will": 1