Monday, February 9, 2009

This week in wedding minutiae

I just remembered a funny conversation Econo Boy and I had with my brother (a groomsman) over Christmas, and felt compelled to post it here.

A yellow freesia boutonniere, similar to what we picked out for our groomsmen.
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Bro: So which bridesmaid will I walk with?
Me: Hmm, I'm not sure. It's kind of tricky, since we have four bridesmaids and three groomsmen. I think one groomsman will end up walking two women but I don't know who will walk with who.
Econo Boy: Bro's the tallest groomsman, he should walk with B, since she's the tallest bridesmaid.
Me: No, B's the maid of honor, she should walk with the best man.
Econo Boy: No, that won't work. B is like 6 inches taller than T [the best man].
Me: So?
Econo Boy: T's sensitive about being short, he won't like that.
Me: Oh, OK. Well, since it's 4 bridesmaids and 3 groomsmen, maybe B can walk alone and everyone else can pair off?
Econo Boy: I thought we were going to have one groomsman escort two bridesmaids so no one would have to walk alone.
Bro: Yeesh, I had no idea this was such an issue. I'm sorry I asked.

Ah, poor naive little Bro. Little did you know how the smallest wedding issues can become the subject of lengthy discussions, guaranteed to bore anyone who won't be getting married that day!

For the record, it looks like B will walk alone, T will walk with M (our shortest bridesmaid) and Bro will be paired with Sis (Econo Boy's awesome younger sister). :-)


Once A Bride said...

haha. our groomsmen were so sensative to the height issue, too!

Ruthie said...

Lol, men should just get over their height issues, it's not that big of a deal.

Bride in Exile said...

Once A Bride, I'm glad to know it's not just our groomsmen! I had no idea this would be an issue, but maybe I should have ... I know at least one tall friend who's given up wearing heels because her boyfriend is only 1 inch taller and he feels weird when she's taller than he is. And my tall friends were always complaining that shorter guys didn't want to date them.

I agree with Ruthie, guys should just get over it :-) (Although my brother, who is 6'3 and loves tall women, appreciates the decreased competition from shorter guys!)