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The Prankster Ring Bearer
« on: January 25, 2014, 11:19:51 AM »
This happened many years ago at a friend's Wedding. 

She had chosen her cousin of about six to be ring bearer.  Even at that age, he had a strange sense of humor.  In the procession, he was to follow the MOH down the aisle. 

He did as he was told but he thought it would be a great idea to shove his pillow right under the MOH's butt-bow.  They walked down the aisle and it looked like he was pushing her.  Of course, he was giggling madly the whole time. 

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Re: The Prankster Ring Bearer
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014, 11:32:29 PM »
 >:D It wasn't his fault - the Butt Bow made him do it!!!  8)
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Re: The Prankster Ring Bearer
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2014, 01:41:53 AM »
Sounds like something I would have found utterly adorable, if it had happened at my wedding :)
 
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Re: The Prankster Ring Bearer
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2014, 06:17:07 PM »
I'm probably less patient than any of you, because that stuff is part of the reason I wouldn't have kids in my wedding party unless they were extremely well-behaved. Sorry, but 6 years old is old enough to know that personal space should be respected and to not bother other people.

If the MOH in the OP was cool with it, then fine. But I don't find that cute at all.


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Re: The Prankster Ring Bearer
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2014, 06:37:55 PM »
I'm probably less patient than any of you, because that stuff is part of the reason I wouldn't have kids in my wedding party unless they were extremely well-behaved. Sorry, but 6 years old is old enough to know that personal space should be respected and to not bother other people.

If the MOH in the OP was cool with it, then fine. But I don't find that cute at all.

I agree. I had a 5 year old flower girl and she was amazing. We couldn't have asked for better. I wouldn't have been amused if she'd pulled a stunt like this (and I'm fairly sure her parents would've been horrified).

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Re: The Prankster Ring Bearer
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2014, 06:52:43 PM »
I'm probably less patient than any of you, because that stuff is part of the reason I wouldn't have kids in my wedding party unless they were extremely well-behaved. Sorry, but 6 years old is old enough to know that personal space should be respected and to not bother other people.

If the MOH in the OP was cool with it, then fine. But I don't find that cute at all.

I agree. I had a 5 year old flower girl and she was amazing. We couldn't have asked for better. I wouldn't have been amused if she'd pulled a stunt like this (and I'm fairly sure her parents would've been horrified).

POD. I'd have been pretty mad if I was that MOH.

When my kids were 4 and 6 (DD and DS, respectively) they were both in a wedding as Flower Girl and Ringbearer. At that age they had fun with the dressing up and the rehearsal. I was touched that they were included in this wedding. But neither was trusted to mind their cues and if DS behaved like that, he wouldn't have been able to sit through the reception and if I'd seen it I'd ask the groom's mom how she would have wanted me to handle it. But they were picked specifically because the COH and the Groom's mother, my BFF, felt they could handle the responsibility with a little help.

A Groomsman was picked to walk both Flower Girls down the aisle and a Bridesmaid was picked to escort DS as the Ringbearer and then Groomsmen sat on either side of DS to make sure he behaved during the wedding talk. He only had to be tapped gently on the leg by one of the Groomsmen during the relatively short wedding talk to sit (somewhat) still.

They then tore up the dance floor for the entire reception!  ;D

When the Bride and Groom left the reception (in our religion the COH usually depart the reception fairly early), DD exclaimed rather plaintively, "But I thought I was marrying (Groom)!"  ::)

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Re: The Prankster Ring Bearer
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2014, 07:04:32 PM »
When the Bride and Groom left the reception (in our religion the COH usually depart the reception fairly early), DD exclaimed rather plaintively, "But I thought I was marrying (Groom)!"  ::)

LOL  ;D


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Re: The Prankster Ring Bearer
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2014, 07:14:59 PM »
But they were picked specifically because the COH and the Groom's mother, my BFF, felt they could handle the responsibility

That's precisely why we picked our little FG for the job (that, plus I'd adored her since she was born). There were other children in our orbit who could've also fitted the role age wise but I refused to even consider them (or even invite them to the wedding) based on previous behaviours, so who knows how they would've acted during the wedding.

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Re: The Prankster Ring Bearer
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2014, 08:01:26 PM »
When the Bride and Groom left the reception (in our religion the COH usually depart the reception fairly early), DD exclaimed rather plaintively, "But I thought I was marrying (Groom)!"  ::)

LOL  ;D

*falls over giggling* ;D Oh, that's hysterical!

I have vague, distant memories of being a flower girl in somebody's wedding, along with my older sister. We had lovely frilly dresses - Mum still has them somewhere! - and I think I was... four? The reception was held in a garden, and after the cake was cut we carried it around to serve to the guests (suitably escorted :P).

My clearest memory is of an older male guest, who apparently thought he was Good With Children, accepting his piece of cake from me with fulsome thanks and compliments on my dress, then holding his cake plate to his chest and telling me something like "This cake is so special, maybe it's too special to eat. Maybe I should take it home and put it under my pillow!"

My response, delivered with all the dignity a small child can muster, was "That'd be silly! It'd get all squashed! ::)" as I huffed off to serve people at the next table. ;D
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Re: The Prankster Ring Bearer
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2014, 08:14:35 PM »
I was 5 or 6 when I was in my cousin's wedding as the flower girl.  My outfit was to be the same as all the other bridesmaids.  When the outfits were picked, everyone got long, white gloves.  Somewhere along the line, the bridesmaids changed their minds and switched the gloves for hats (early '70's).  Apparently, I threw a fit - no way was I wearing a hat and I wanted to wear the gloves.  I don't remember it at all but the bride apparently just rolled with it.  I wore my gloves, the bridesmaids wore their hats and all was well on the day.
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Re: The Prankster Ring Bearer
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2014, 12:12:00 PM »
I might have been the irritating flower girl once......

I can vividly remember being flower girl at a cousins wedding at about 3-4. It was a full church ceremony, and I had a long white lace dress and a basket of flowers. As was typical in the UK at the time we followed the bride down the asile, Of course I managed to trip up over the tiny step to the asile, then called out 'Wait for me' and picked up all my flowers, put them in the basket and progressed in state.  :-[

Ooops. I think she forgave me though, especally when at my wedding riight at the emotional bit (seriously even DH was filling up!) my son pipes up 'Can we have cake now please?' - revenge is sweet.
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Re: The Prankster Ring Bearer
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2014, 03:06:02 PM »
The first time* I was a teeny tiny bridesmaid I was about 22 months old.  I was already potty trained, and it was a snowy (for the UK) day.  The pictures show the bride, bridesmaids and teeny me all freezing in late 70s silky dresses with big sleeves and juliette caps, with red glowing noses etc. 

Apparently, half way through the ceremony, my dad needed to take me out to "use the facilities".  Which were closed, for some reason.  So, he did what good dads do, and held my dress up and I did the necessary.

And then skipped back down the aisle, letting everyone know that I had turned the snow yellow.

Why yes, that anecdote did raise its head at my wedding.

*I was a bridesmaid seven times before I was 13 - I was the youngest girl in my family, by quite a long way. 

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Re: The Prankster Ring Bearer
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2014, 10:53:11 AM »
This is why I tell anyone who has a young ring bearer or flower girl to assume they will not be doing what they are supposed to.  If they do, that is a bonus.

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Re: The Prankster Ring Bearer
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2014, 04:14:50 PM »
This thread kind of reminds me of the wedding I played at many years ago... I was the regular substitute organist at our church, and thus picked up a wedding to play.  It was the first time I had ever seen one where the ring-bearer was all of three years old (at best).  Rehearsal went without a hitch; little ring-bearer paraded around with his pillow and actually went where he was supposed to go, for a wonder.  You'd think nothing could go wrong, right?

Well, apparently somebody decided that it would be a good idea to tie the real rings to the ring-bearer's pillow, because he could handle this responsibility, indeed.  Um, not a good idea.  I had a clear view of the whole ceremony, since the keyboard was right beside the wedding party, and I got to see the ring-bearer parade up with... an empty pillow.  The bride looked at the groom in horror, the groom looked at the bride in bewilderment, and the minister patiently said to the ring-bearer, "Where are the rings, son?"

The angelic little tyke smiled beatifically and said (very loudly and happily), "YUM!"

Have you ever tried to suppress laughter that you know will get you killed if you let it out?  Oh, dear heavens, I just about ruptured myself--I was terrified that the bride would come over and clock me if she heard it!  The quick-thinking matron of honour whipped off her own wedding ring at that point and offered it as a stand-in, and the wedding went on... even though my playing was a little wobbly at first because I was giggling to myself so madly!

I don't know if they ever got the rings back... or, indeed, if they even wanted them anymore, considering where they'd been.  ;D

Lesson learned:  Rings on a ring-bearers pillow should be decorative only.

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Re: The Prankster Ring Bearer
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2014, 05:07:44 PM »
Oh how funny, not at the time I'm sure.  Little boys and even sometimes little girls think some things are too funny for them to pass up.