What The Size of A Wedding Party Says About The Couple

While performing at the Rye Comedy Club, Tom Kelly encounters a woman who is bitter that her friend did not have her as a bridesmaid on her wedding day? In this mix of stand up comedy and podcast, Tom Kelly asks “What does the size and composition of a wedding party say about the couple?”

People Watching

I saw this Seinfeld meme and . . . it captured the spirit of going to a wedding almost every weekend. If you can’t go to support your loved ones on the most special day of their life . . . go to stand in the corner and mock their most cherished loved ones and relatives.

The Groom’s reaper

My friend is planning a wedding.  He is a man marrying a man.  The men are having trouble delivering bad news to friends and family who are too involved in their wedding and giving unwanted opinions.

I’ve decided they need a “buffer” to deliver bad news.  “The Grooms’ Reaper” who would be in charge of delivering unwanted bad news to family and friends.

What bad news would you want your “Groom’s Reaper” to deliver for you and your bride?

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When The Fiance Asks You Not To Invite Your Buddy

Should a bride be allowed to tell her husband not to invite one of his best friends to their wedding?

Normally I’d say no. But in this particular case, one of the groom’s friends not only ruined the wedding but embarrassed the bride’s father for life.

This story comes from my friend Mick who is an Australian who was playing rugby on a very serious amateur team in England. Meeting Mick you could tell that his friends probably weren’t the types of guys who had high tea at 3. Mick is a rough and tumble guy. He exudes charm but you can tell he’s been in bar fights all around the world. Playing rugby is probably the least manly thing he does. 

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Governor Cuomo’s Advice

“Look, you can get married.  You just can’t have 1,000 people at your wedding.  You get the same result at the end of the day.  It’s also cheaper.” – Governor Andrew Cuomo

When Governor Cuomo said these wise words in October of 2020 he was admonishing a prominent member of the Brooklyn community to not have a 10,000 person wedding because of Covid-19. 

I think the advice is timeless and applies to both before and after Covid times.

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Bridal sweat suits

I’ve been to three weddings where in the last hour of the reception the bride takes off her white dress and puts on a white sweat suit. The suit has some sort of wedding related message written in sequins on her butt like “just married.” In my experience, the groom also slips into something more comfortable; tuxedo pants and a wife beater tee shirt.

The only way you could be trashier is if you were eight and a half months pregnant and marrying Kevin Federline.

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Holiday wedding: Point CounterPoint

This comes from our reader Amanda who’s friend got married on July 3rd, a Monday! And a counterpoint from someone named Jeani.

I have friends who got married on July 3 (a Monday) because they stupidly and naively thought that everybody would have a 4-day weekend, what with July 4 being on a Tuesday. I was really upset because I had to work that day and I couldn’t go. I have held a lot of different jobs, and I have NEVER worked anywhere that gives people off the day before or after July 4. What the hell were these people thinking? You’re right: holiday weddings can backfire, depending on the holiday.

Counter Point:

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Why Do Men Do All Of The Talking?

Here is a response to the article “The Morals of I Hate Weddings.com” from Jordy.

Oh man. There are not words in the English language to describe how much I loathe and despise weddings.

I’m a Christian and am all for marriage but weddings are a sick joke.

I hate the emotional voyeurism, in the sense that the couple are expected to get all sentimental and tearful in front of a crowd of hundreds. I hate the insane expense for a single day.

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Stand By wedding guest

We’ve all heard of A list wedding guests . . . the friends and family you definitely have to invite to a wedding. Then you have B list wedding guests, the friends you love and they barely made the cut.

Then you have the C list wedding guests. That would be coworkers and people who get invited very last minute. They wind up at the “freak table.”

Now we all know there is nothing sadder than having empty seats at your wedding. You need your guests who RSVP yes to actually show up.

How do you prevent unsightly empty seats?

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Engagement Ring upgrade

There are happily married women out there who for one reason or another want an upgrade on their engagement ring.  

  • 1)  Your spouse is more successful than when they first proposed.
  • 2)  Your spouse was young when he first proposed. 
  • 3)  The style has changed.
  • 4)  You are an awful human being with no respect for ceremony.