*Wedding Bell Blues

I read an article in USA Today about a woman who was arrested for DUI while heading to her wedding. Apparently she caused a minor accident and when police arrived, was immediately under suspicion of intoxication.

Hmm….a couple of things.

One, it is somewhat sad to think of a bride, adorned in her beautiful dress, driving herself to her wedding.

Two, it is a bad sign if you need to be a bit buzzed before you slur “I do.” It is also a bad sign if you are intoxicated BEFORE the wedding reception.

I once attended a wedding where the bride vomited on the stage, in the middle of her vows, onto the pastor’s shoes. I was impressed that the wedding continued and the groom actually kissed his new bride, smack on the mouth.

Sadly, that marriage ended about three years later.

Women, take a hint. If you are sick at your stomach and vomiting at your wedding, you may want to pay attention to that.

If you are drinking alcohol in excess, right before you get into your car and drive to your own daytime wedding, you may want to pay attention to that.

Marriage is not for sissies. Marriage is not for the faint of heart. It is for the strong of stomach and for those wanting to walk without crutches.

It is being in the trenches and emerging with dirt on your face. But a smile, too.

I have been doing it for 42 years. If practice makes perfect, we should near perfection at about the 70 year mark.


*For those of you over the age of 50, you will remember this gigantic hit song by the Fifth Dimension. Check it out on YouTube.




Author: Rebecca Hendrixson

Hello, I'm Rebecca. I am a wife and mother and freelance writer. I love to share honest thoughts, anecdotes, incidents and encouragement. I am documenting my one year of being 60 years old. Join me on the journey. And please leave comments or send me an email. I will respond. We are all in this together. Come be my comrade.

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