Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A Wal-Mart Wedding

In Where The Heart Is, the main character marries her sweetheart in the local Wal-Mart. It made for great reading and a fun movie but, seriously, a wedding at The Wal-Mart?

Well, I didn't see a wedding at my Wal-Mart but I did see a bride and groom in full wedding attire. At first I thought, is this the cool thing to do now? Get all gussied up and go have a walk through at The Wal-Mart to kinda show off how cool and good looking you are? When I was in high school, before Wal-Mart invaded our area, kids would go to McDonald's or Taco Hell after prom in their finery just to be, I don't know, cool, I guess.

So, again, when I saw this couple dressed in wedding clothes, that was my first thought. Oh, that is a really lame thing to do but, hey, I am older and really never was one to partake in stuff like this. Then it occurred to me that it was a Tuesday morning. Hmmn. Not too many weddings occurring on a Tuesday around 11am. Hmmn.

The couple looked pretty young. He was a big guy and only had on a shirt, tie and boutonniere. She had on a thin strapless dress and carried a bouquet. It was cold and I wanted to get her a coat as I followed them in the store. They were creating quite a ruckus at The Wal-Mart as passersby pointed and cars slowed to watch them enter the building.

I got a cart and they continued on into the store. I lost sight of them while I did this but still wondered what the heck they were doing there? Soon, I discovered the reason they were there and it wasn't to buy condoms. No, indeed.

The bride and groom were getting their pictures taken. At The Wal-Mart.

I thought I had seen all that Wal-Mart had to offer before. I had not.

What is the craziest or most unexpected thing you have seen at Wal-Mart or local chain discount store?



LMAO..seriously? Guess that is the way to do wedding photos on a budget...wonder if they bought the $5 package or went all out and bought each additional sheet over what the package offered.
(Giggle, giggle, snort, snort)

Patois said...

Wow, I'm doubting anyone could top that sight. I'd have been snapping their picture, waiting until they exited to get the big sign in the background.

Kellan said...

That is too funny - I have never ween that either! I can't say that I remember anything near that strange at my local Wal-Mart - but I do see every walk of life - it is always an experience. Good post - see ya. Kellan

WorksForMom said...

WEll (ding, ding, ding) nobody can top THAT. Although I did see 2 grown woman wrestling for a digital picture frame on Black Friday. The ambulance was even called.

*le sigh*

MamaMichelsBabies said...

Cant top that although weddings occur regularly at the Mall of America here, it's not uncommon to see a whole wedding party trooping through the entire mall. Nothing like hitting Macy's after saying "I Do" I suppose (hell... that's the best time, then you can legally use HIS credit card)

I know my ex husband and I had to totally redo our wedding photos and ended up going to a photo place for it because our photographer screwed them up completely (that should have been my 100th clue the marriage was not meant to be) maybe that's why they were there? Maybe?

But nope, cant top that, just a long winded comment.

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Wow. That's kinda creepy. I've never seen anything so redneck in reality.

Lizzy in the Burbs said...


Found my way over to you from Kellan's blog, congrats on the award! Your post was very funny, and kind of scary all at the same time! :) I can't top that story,..nope. I got nothin'! Would like to have seen them, though. Lizzy

dawn224 said...

Sigh. I have no story from the Walmarts that comes to mind right off - however, the local police report once listed that a deer had to be "dispatched" in the McDonald's bathroom.