Monday, May 21, 2007
My friend Mike sent me an email about sci-fi weddings and I thought it would be a good post. Unfortunately, my email has decided it doesn't want to work today, so I don't have his email to work from. Of course, I would have to wait until late evening to do my post, that way it's so much more
The good thing (for me anyway) is that there is an abundance of information on the subject floating around in cyberspace. One website, Mental Floss has all kinds of pictures and videos on the topic.
It also appears it's becoming a booming business in Vegas. There are tons of sites now offering all kinds of wedding themes at their little chapels now, from Star Trek to Medieval, it's not all about Elvis anymore.
But I can't help ask, is this..uh... normal?
I have no real problem with people having outrageous weddings if it makes them happy, I mean, why not? But there is a part of me that wonders if this is a sign of a fantasy life that's become a little too much of a person's reality.
Years ago, when my husband was first getting started in his career, he had a couple of clients who were really into the Medieval era. So much so they dressed up in Medieval style armor, just like the Black Knight, and dueled with broadswords. Okay, whatever floats your boat.
But a wedding is going all out isn't it? I mean, you kind of have to get your extended family to go along with it; at least if you want a big wedding you do anyway. How do you sell grandma on dressing up like a Klingon? I'm not sure I could pull that off.
Have you even known anyone who had a wedding like this? What would you think if your best friend asked you to be in the wedding but wanted you to dress up like a Storm Trooper?