No, we are not talking about polygamy, which members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints do not practice. We're talking five siblings getting married on the same day and having one wedding.
Hey Mom and Dad, we're all engaged!
Waldie Family: Congratulations kids!
Other Family: Is this a joke? Is it April Fool's Day?
So all five of you want to get married this year?
Waldie Family: Maybe we can have all the weddings on the same day.
Other Family: Somebody get a hat and put the years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 in it. We are about to draw and whatever you come up with, that's what year you are getting married. Whichever couple gets 2016 we'll just have to do a fast and pray that ya'll have the stamina to still be temple worthy in five years.
All five of us get married in the same temple on the same day?
Waldie Family: Ok, we can make it work.
Potential problems for other families.
- All five couples can't agree on the same wedding date or temple.
- All five couples can't get a temple recommend.
- All five couples can't agree on wedding colors.
- Some of the bridesmaids will have to be wearing white.
- Brides that are sister-in-laws & not actual siblings say; "Oh no you didn't!"
- Guests show up for the 1st temple ceremonies & sneak out for the last set.
- More than one couple wants to go to the same honeymoon destination.
- It's hard enough to find 1 modest wedding dress let alone 5 different ones.
- One couple's first dance will actually be the last dance.
- Does this mean we have to celebrate our anniversaries together!
Kudos to the Waldie's for making it work, it went so well that they are already planning their one year anniversary trip which they will all be going on together and they plan to keep the tradition going each year.
Do you see other potential problems or would the Waldie wedding way work out in your family?
Sista Beehive & Sista Laurel