The other day, I wrote about my daughter Christine and Phillip getting married–in a little over five months from now (September 3). No one has asked me, but I have been working on some wedding possibilities. (After reading these, you will understand why no one has asked me). I am wondering if I should suggest some of these. They’ve been talking about a church wedding. You know–wedding–white dress–tux–wedding cake–reception. But maybe there are some other possibilities:
1. The Outdoor Wedding/Grilled Hot Dog-Burger Reception. What do you think? Wedding outdoors by a beautiful creek. (Salado?) Afterward, a reception right off the grill! Hot dogs with grilled onions with a streak of mustard on top! Cheeseburgers hot off the grill. Afterward, Bluebell ice cream.
2. The Baseball Wedding. All guests and the wedding party meet at the main gate of Baylor’s baseball park. The wedding will be there. Then everyone enters the stands to watch the event. The groom steps onto the field and stands at home plate. He is up to bat. The opposing team is on the field, made up of groomsmen and bridesmaids. The best man is the pitcher. The groom has to hit the ball to determine where the honeymoon will be.
- Base hit–a honeymoon weekend anywhere in Idaho.
- Strike out–an all expense paid trip to Chuck-e-Cheese pizza.
- Home Run–an all expense week long trip to the Caribbean.
While the groom is trying to get a hit, the "reception" takes place in the stands with free concessions. Hot pizza and plenty of Dr. Pepper.
3. The Six Flags Wedding. A casual, noon wedding takes place at the gate of Six Flags Over Texas. Then the wedding guests and wedding party will have Six Flags to themselves for the rest of the day. Ride after ride! Wouldn’t that be great? What a day!
4. The Starbucks Wedding. OK, I will tone this one down. Have the wedding at the church. But– instead of a reception with the wedding cake etc, we rent Starbucks (the one at Marketplace) for the evening. All the coffee drinks that you might enjoy. Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. Drink coffee, eat cheesecake, and be with friends.
Some of you read these and think, "Surely he’s joking." Don’t worry. Every female in my family and beyond would quickly veto any one of these four possibilities.
But just remember, on September 3, I will be the father of the bride who is standing inside our church building thinking, "I wonder what the baseball wedding would have been like?"