Monday, April 13, 2009

Too Much Information

weddings_75 My sister-in-law subscribes to the Sunday New York Times, so while we were in Memphis for Easter, I had a chance to read the bridal section.

For those of us G.R.I.T.S. who are used to wedding write ups that describe every itsy bitsy detail of the bride’s dress, the flowers and the wedding cake, I thought the Times wedding articles shared just a bit too much information. For example, did I really need to know that…

  • They met when she “was in the middle of a heartbreak-induced depression,”
  • They met when she was on her way “to SoHo to buy lingerie at Agent Provocateur,”
  • They “will maintain separate residences and spend weekends together,”
  • The bride sported “tattoos winking out from her vintage-style wedding gown,”
  • “The bride, 52, is keeping her name,”
  • “The bridegroom’s two previous marriages ended in divorce,”
  • “The bride, 27, is taking her husband’s name,”

or

  • The bridegroom’s “stepfather retired as a forklift operator in the Volkswagen warehouse in Orangeburg, N.Y.”

I don’t think so. But if you’d like to check these out for yourself, just follow this LINK.

16 comments:

Robin said...

That is so hilarious!! Who comes up with these things and why do they think we need to know so much information??

Thanks for the laughs today!

{{{{HUGS}}}}}

Robin :o)

Mar Mar said...

My favorite is still from the 70's When Don Tyson's daughter married and the centerpiece on the table at the reception was a crystal rooster. She had a chapel built for the occasion which was sprayed with her favorite perfume. I think the wedding lasted less than a year.

I also like the one in Dallas where the bride's father had the lights timed going down Lovers Lane, so they wouldn't be stopped on the way to the reception.

Mar Mar said...

Make that "marriage lasted less than a year." It probably didn't last much longer than the wedding!

Keetha said...

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Domestic Designer said...

That is so funny! I believe that is definitely too much info. Have a great day!

Valerie said...

Kathy, you are a hoot...and I totally agree! Probably not in good taste to announce that your husband-to-be's previous TWO marriages ended in divorce! Call me old-fashioned, but doesn't sound like good odds to me!

Thanks for dropping by and leaving your kind comments,
Valerie

Florida Sue said...

I always wonder what the real story is behind the bits of over the top fluff and triviality. I have to admit that I like to read these things. I want to turn the page or close the window, but somehow it draws me in every time. Hmm, I wonder what that says about me?

momma said...

wow! that's about as interesting as my camo prom outfits!!!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Well all I can say is, never mind, I won't say it...lol...just too much info.

darnold23 said...

Just too funny and they think WE are weird! Hope your Easter was a pleasant reunion.

susan said...

Oh dear, it's too late for us to swap to a "gangster-themed" wedding! And I thought we southerners were crazy...

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Kathy, how funny! Why would anyone want any of that in their wedding write up? Of course, someone from NY would probably laugh out loud reading my wedding write up! laurie

xinex said...

That's so funny, Kathy! You are right, that is just way too much personal info. Don't they have anything better and more interesting to write about?..Christine

Valerie said...

Hi Kathy. Thanks for dropping by today. Just wait until tomorrow's post. I'm going to join Outdoor Wednesday for the first time. I got some absolutely beautiful shots of our Kansas sky with windmill and barn in the background and some other goodies to share!

Blessings to you,
Val

Libby Murphy said...

Unbelievable, don't they realize that there are just some things that are better left alone and not talked about. What a hoot!
Happy Twirls

g said...

Oh, funny!! The only ones I think I give a pass to are the ones about the bride's name - if they're in the NYTimes she's probably a professional and it's a smart business thing to note....I think maybe (although wouldn't you perhaps just tell your business contacts separately?)

And what's with the dad's specific job? Do I need to know whether he drove a Hyster or a York forklift? Why not just say "worked for Volkswagen before he retired"?