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I Really Don’t Think So

10 Aug

Hope you had a wonderful weekend my friends.  We spent the weekend catching up on a lot of things that mom has let go since her arthritis has been flaring up.  There was haircuts, nails, grocery shopping, Houdini had to go to the spa and other errands that had to be done.  As daddy says, ‘”It was about time too.”  And yep, I finally got me some Animal Crackers.  I was thrilled with that!

Over the weekend, we were watching a special on television that piqued our interest.  It was a special on weddings and the new venues of where to get married.  There is still the traditional way of getting married in a church.  But there are so many different venues now.  For instance, did you know that when mom/dad got married they got married in an upscale steakhouse.  They rented out the banquet room, invited 60 of their closest family/friends that thought they would never get married and had the wedding. Following the wedding, they had a sit down dinner at the restaurant and they gave the option of steak, chicken, shrimp or salmon.  That’s another thing that’s kind of part of the past – sit down dinners.  Nowadays, people go for finger foods and buffets.  But a steakhouse wedding was awesome.  You have doubts don’t you?  I thought you might so here is a picture of mom/dad from their wedding day at the restaurant.

But do you want to hear about a new venue that people are picking for their wedding?  This one totally blows my piggy mind.  It really does and I’m sure yours too.  People are opting to have their weddings in funeral homes.  I was what are they thinking.  Then they explained.  There is room for plenty of parking and the facilities usually have huge rooms inside for the wedding.  I guess you would just want to make sure that your special day doesn’t coincide with someone’s departing.

Now the question is could you get married in a funeral home?  Where did you get married?

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36 responses to “I Really Don’t Think So

  1. franhunne4u

    August 10, 2015 at 1:18 am

    I opted out of marriage. It is not obligatory, you know. I stayed with the same man for over 13 years, but I found I am happier without.
    And no, I would not get married in a funeral home. If there was no other option but marriage (cannot see under which circumstances that could happen), I am sure I’d opt for a civil ceremony in the townhall, without much fuss. Not only do I think all the “best day in her life”-attitude is a sad outlook on marriage (things should surely get even BETTER after that, why else marry?) – I am not of the “princess”-brigade. I hate dresses and skirts. I am so glad I was born in a century and society where wearing trousers is an option.

     
    • PigLove

      August 10, 2015 at 10:58 am

      Mom says truth in that and she can relate to a lot that you say. And thank goodness for a time of trousers! XOXO – Bacon

       
      • franhunne4u

        August 10, 2015 at 1:29 pm

        Whoever wants to marry, shall do so – I am not against marriage per se – I just think I am happier unmarried.

         
      • PigLove

        August 10, 2015 at 2:49 pm

        That’s cool. XOXO – Bacon

         
  2. nanacathy2

    August 10, 2015 at 3:47 am

    Traditional wedding for us in a church.

     
    • PigLove

      August 10, 2015 at 10:58 am

      So cool! XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. easyweimaraner

    August 10, 2015 at 5:58 am

    aaaah I can hear it through the grapevine that the little oinker makes plans for his wedding with Miss P :o) I never would pick a funeral home, that’s odd somehow… but maybe it’s a good place to celebrate a divorce?

     
    • PigLove

      August 10, 2015 at 10:59 am

      Snorts. I love that brother – a good place to celebrate a divorce. That is so very true! They are really making a big thing about it here in Georgia on weddings in funeral homes. I guess the funeral homes aren’t getting a lot of their regular business? Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. colinandray

    August 10, 2015 at 8:54 am

    We had a City Hall wedding with the pics being taken in a nearby park which backed onto a Perkins Diesel (Massey-Ferguson) facility. It wasn’t until we got our pics from the photographer that we realized there were a number of men in dirty coveralls in the background. I guess they were on break! 🙂

     
    • PigLove

      August 10, 2015 at 10:59 am

      Hilarious! So funny my friends. XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. CarolMaeWY

    August 10, 2015 at 9:19 am

    A traditional Church wedding almost 43 years ago. Today son no. 1 was married for ten years. They’re wedding was at Devils Tower National Monument. Reception at a nearby lake. We provided food and flowers. . .
    It was a hot day and she had grasshoppers jumping in her skirt. 😎

     
    • PigLove

      August 10, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Oh fun!! Weddings are personal choice and I think it’s so neat to hear the stories of where one finally said their I do’s. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • CarolMaeWY

        August 10, 2015 at 11:08 am

        Thanks.

         
  6. noodle4president

    August 10, 2015 at 11:09 am

    My Mom and Dad got married in a banquet hall. It had a glass elevator that Mom came down it and everyone oohed and aahed. She said if they did it again, she would love to have an outside wedding only because it makes for better pictures.

     
    • PigLove

      August 10, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      oohhh squeals! That would have been so beautiful to have seen. Don’t you just love weddings! Sniffs. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • noodle4president

        August 10, 2015 at 4:28 pm

        Yes! Unfortunately, I wasn’t around when they got married BUT I have seen pictures 😛

         
  7. hairballexpress

    August 10, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Dude – no way the humans would get married in a funeral home – it just seems wrong to celebrate “the best day of your life ” in a place where others grieve and mourn – – although I have seen some brides that LOOK like a funeral home did their makeup! *just sayin *😹

     
    • PigLove

      August 10, 2015 at 2:06 pm

      Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. OMP! That is way funny. I think I’ve seen some of those peeps on the streets and in grocery stores here. It’s a really weird fad that people are taking to these days. Not for me but hey whatever floats your boat huh? XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. Dustytoes

    August 10, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    I design and sell wedding stationery, but I have not heard of this new venue idea! Yikes, with all the lovely places to get married, why would you choose a funeral home?

     
    • PigLove

      August 10, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      I know! Apparently it’s a huge hit here in the south – of all places huh? Can you imagine the funeral home getting the rooms messed up and sending wedding peeps to the funeral and vice versa – oh WOW – now *that* would be hilarious! XOXO – Bacon

       
  9. Tails Around the Ranch

    August 10, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    No accounting for current ‘trends,’ Bacon. Very sweet photo of your mom and dad. I’m not one to be real big on weddings in general, but a funeral home, yeah, that’s not happening for this ‘ranch’ girl. Maybe a balloon if you want offbeat, but certainly not a funeral home. 😉

     
    • PigLove

      August 10, 2015 at 2:10 pm

      I understand that completely for sure! Mom and dad did something different which was more for the guests than anyone. They had a lot of elderly guests that could not travel to a church and then a reception. That’s why they decided to do everything in one place. And why not, right? But a funeral home. Zilch. No. Not happening. XOXO – Bacon

       
  10. Reilly & Denny

    August 10, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    No – don’t think our Mom would like the idea of getting married at a funeral home.

     
    • PigLove

      August 10, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      Snorts – mine either my friends.. mine either! XOXO – Bacon

       
  11. The Canadian Cats

    August 10, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    A funeral parlor!! No never! I wouldn’t let mom get married in a funeral parlor. What does this say that you are expecting out of the marriage? This is a disgusting idea. One minute you’re married and poof..then the marriage is dead. We don’t NEED a man to be happy and those females can go merrily about there stuff. Mom is of the old school….she doesn’t buy into the philosophy of NEEDING a man to be happy either. However, if you meet someone that you want to spend your life with…why not? A steakhouse for a marriage is delightful and so you and Jim, June. That choice is unique and just you two. Mom would like to get married outside with us cats? and many flowers in the background. Her and dad had a church wedding as was the custom back then. Besides there was snow on the ground. The reception was held in mom and dad’s wee apartment. Just very, very close friends. The reception was pot luck and BYOB. How cheap can a couple get!

     
    • PigLove

      August 11, 2015 at 10:06 am

      aaww – that sounds perfect my friends – like your humans 🙂 We are firm believers that people need to do what is them – what makes them you know. Mom and dad would not have had a wedding at all but after dating 16 years (and just dating not living together) they thought it would be so unfair to all of their family/friends that knew them for so long. There was actual bets over the years that they would never get married – isn’t that funny? XOXO – Bacon

       
      • The Canadian Cats

        August 11, 2015 at 4:23 pm

        hehe…peeps are funny! Our families were betting on how long the marriage would last.

         
      • PigLove

        August 11, 2015 at 5:13 pm

        Snorts – ours too on mom/dad. No one ever thought they would be together for as long as they have. Hilarious huh? XOXO – Bacon

         
  12. gentlestitches

    August 10, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    OMG! It kind of makes sense especially about the parking but OMG! Nah! Nah. It seems kind of disrespectful to the funerals AND the weddings.
    I got married at a church but had the reception on the HMS Buffalo which is moored at Glenelg in South Australia. I see amazing stories come out of America like Las Vegas Weddings which are AMAZING! Like the Priest or celebrant is an Elvis Impersonator and finishes with “thank you very much” Love is the most important thing. ❤ ❤ ❤ and the dress. LOL!

     
    • PigLove

      August 11, 2015 at 10:09 am

      You said it in a nutshell Auntie Sharon. Love is the most important thing. Marry someone you can laugh with and love the rest of your life. That’s what mom/dad did. Sure everybody has valleys and hills to wade through. That’s what makes life interesting, right? XOXO – Bacon

       
  13. sepultura13

    August 11, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    We got married in a retirement home, since the officiator couldn’t travel well – both of his legs had been amputated below the knee. We simply made sure that the community room was free and had the wedding there, so that he wouldn’t have to travel, and many of the elderly people there had smiles on their faces when they went past the room. We even offered out our extra snacks! It was fun.

    I don’t think that I would have a wedding in a funeral home, though!

     
    • PigLove

      August 11, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      Oh my pigs! That sounds so neat and a great place to have one. I bet you were the highlight of everyone’s day there. I can just picture it! XOXO – Bacon

       
  14. evilsquirrel13

    August 13, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Til death do us come back….

     
    • PigLove

      August 14, 2015 at 9:20 am

      Oh snorts! Another great one. XOXO – Bacon

       

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