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The Irreverent A-Z Wedding Guide
The Irreverent A-Z Wedding Guide
The Irreverent A-Z Wedding Guide


The Irreverent A-Z Wedding Guide: South Africa: is sprinkled with a collection of real-life wedding-related horror stories that all carry a moral or two. Lessons to learn from, as it were. For example, there's the pushy mother of the bride who arranges for the bride's sisters to be her bridesmaid, against her wishes and without telling her - so she only found out as she walked up the aisle and saw them standing there... And there's the tale of the grief-stricken bride whose father had died six months before the wedding, who then decided to walk up the aisle with a life-size picture of him - and then dance with said picture at the reception... And then there's the one about the wannabe princess who convinces her daddy to let her horse be the ring bearer. That one did not end well...

Here are a few more that didn't make it into the book. If you've got your own horror stories to relate, send an email to info@irreverentweddingguide.co.za.


Clearly the maid-of-honour responsibilities were all too much for Australian MOH, Charmaine. After drinking three bottles of champagne at the reception she went walkabout in the nearby bush and sparked a huge search and rescue operation. It wasn't until noon the next day that a pack of sniffer dogs and police found her curled up asleep still in her bridesmaid's dress two kilometres from the wedding venue. When asked why she went for a wander, Charmaine replied that she had tried to go to the toilet at the venue but didn't feel like queuing so she decided to go in the bush. She then got lost trying to find her way back, got a bit distracted and decided to have a lie down. Sadly, her drunkenness gave the bridal couple a sleepless wedding night for all the wrong reasons.
Morals of the story: Even though you've earned the right to down your body weight in alcohol, it is neither big nor clever to do so. Also, patience is a virtue, so join the queue for the toilet.


Why you should not be carrying the drinks on your wedding night:

Why you shouldn't have a klutz for a best man:

How your flower girl is likely to behave:

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