Wahoo Fitness ANT+ Bike Case and Run Kit Giveaway

In most of my giveaways, I giveaway a single item to a single person.  A watch, a scale, a something.  This time though, I’m going to shake things up a bit, and give a bunch of piles of stuff to a bunch of people.

Four piles.

Four people.

Perhaps…for the 4th?  You know, the 4th of July (for you Canadians, it’s like what you do on the 1st of July).

Last week the guys over at Wahoo Fitness sent me a giant box of goodies, as a thank-you for letting them borrow a pile of my Garmin Forerunner units so that they could add in ANT+ wireless download support to the iPhone/iPod for the FR60, FR610 and FR405 (in addition to the FR310XT support they already had).  This allowed them to code the application to support those units.

And while I love gadgets just as much as the next guy… I really don’t need this many ANT+ cases and dongles…my soon to be wife will likely be upset enough once she finds the Vasa Trainer sprawling across the entryway upon return from our honeymoon.

So here’s what’s on tap for the giveaway: Four sets in total.


Two Wahoo Fitness ANT+ Bike Case kits; with an extra aero bar mount kit and an extra ride bike mount kit (making two road bike mount kits in total, one tri bike mount), inclusive of the Wahoo Fitness ANT+ Speed/Cadence sensor as well.


Two Wahoo Fitness ANT+ Run Kits; which includes the Wahoo Fitness ANT+ dongle, an ANT+ premium soft strap heart rate strap, and an armband holder for your iPhone/iPod.


Got all that?  Good.  It’s like $700 worth of goodness.  That’s a lot of money you can now spend on sparklers instead.  Or those little snap-pop thingies (do they still make those?).

Four sets, four people, for the fourth.

The winners will be chosen at random, and then each person will get to select which prize they want – starting with the first random winner.  If there’s a conflict, I’ll try and find a way to work it out.

Simply leave a comment with your best/funniest/most entertaining wedding party memory – that’s it.  Super simple.

The entry period will run until Monday July 4th, 2011 at 11:59PM Eastern Time, at which point I’ll close the entry period and the winners will be randomly selected.  Like the all my giveaways there are no restrictions on where the goods go to – so no matter where in the world you are, I’ll send to you.

(Note: If you’re Active Duty Military and deployed and are unable to complete the comment entry method, simply shoot me an e-mail and I’ll get ya entered.  For those curious on how the giveaways work, here’s the deets. Thanks all!)

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  1. Wow, so many to choose from. There was the wedding I went to at 11:30 PM at night. Another wedding where the food was provided by Papa John’s Pizza. The wedding where I got so sick it was coming out both ends and the bride somehow blames me and my wife and won’t speak to us anymore.

    Then of course there was the one where I was told as I walked in the door that I would be an usher for the wedding, and btw, here’s a tie to wear.

    But of course, my favorite was probably the one with the spiked bubble tea, youth group rock band chorus, and a bunch of dance-crazed friends recreating “Thriller”, mostly because that one ended with me being married. Thanks, my “The Girl” 🙂

  2. SSB

    I gave a speech about how the couple met etc… using entirely too many references from the 365 Sex Positions book.

  3. My cousin got married at a banquet hall which was very nice but during the ceremony the ‘pastor’ didn’t look up at all. He just read from a manuscript – the whole thing took 4-5 minutes. When we showed up for the reception (next door) who should be the DJ? The ‘pastor’ of course…

  4. Best wedding moment I can recall was for a friend of a friend… they were Romanian, I believe. At the wedding, they tell stories and anecdotes about the couple before wishing them a happy marriage. All of the stories were told in their native tongue–leaving the English speaking friends left out. When mother of the bride’s turn came up, she bravely got up and told her story in English–a language she struggled very much with–to show respect for all of the English speaking friends who came. I don’t recall the story, but her bravery brought everyone to tears.

  5. bc

    Was video-taped dancing like a fool at my buddy’s reception, then during a later visit I misplaced the tape. OOPS!

  6. well…mine is not a wedding party memory, it is the night I proposed to my wife…hope it will still qualify. I am not making this up, but when I bent down on one knee and asked her to marry me, my pants ripped down the middle…smooth…very smooth.

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  8. ely

    Hmmm… The only one that comes to mind right now is the time that four of us realized we were wearing the same tie – how lame. I’m sure that right after I post this I’ll remember something better.

  9. Simple “Don’t do it”. You’ve been warned!!!


  10. I was at a friends wedding when I accidentally bit my lip whilst trying to eat a crusty bread roll at dinner. My mouth was full of blood and, as I was making my way to the bathroom to clean myself up, I was stopped by the bride and introduced to her parents. I forgot about my mouth and when I opened it to say hello blood gushed out all over my suit. Uber embarrassing!

  11. Ken

    I once flew to my cousin’s wedding in Japan in the winter only to catch a cold en route and be laid up with a 102 fever in a room adjacent to the reception hall.

  12. When one of the groomsmen started doing sprints wearing just his speedo bikini style bathing suit.

  13. Watching drunk family members ‘dance’. never gets old

  14. Ben

    Just this past weekend wy wife and my boys who are five and seven went out of town for my cousins wedding. First we hit the pool and water slide at the hotel before going to the wedding. All through the ceremony and the reception before the dance started all they wanted to do was leave. Once the dance started we couldn’t get them to leave. This might have had to do with the young lady of about nouns years of age they were following around the dance, repeating their handstand dance move every 15 seconds (no I did not teach them that move). My seven year old also told me he has his first crush on a girl that was in his class this past school year.

    Congrats on the pending wedding. I hope it all goes well.

  15. My best mate, was best man at my wedding way back in 1992, I’m still very happily married.

    Where as my best mate hasn’t been so lucky and I’ve been best man at all of his weddings!

    At his last one one, I stood up for my speech and said “Well, here we are again!” Quite naturally all the blokes howled with laughter…

    I’m refusing to be his best man at his next one…

  16. When one of my cousins started to throw punches at another cousin at my wedding because he was making out with his sister. Didn’t know they were related.

  17. Excellent giveaway, glad you did decide to give them as wedding favours to guests.

  18. Thanks for the great giveaway! One of my favorite wedding party memories is of nearly all of our guests dancing the polka at the reception.

  19. CMT

    Just remember….eat some food that day otherwise beware the after-party. Some generous guests decide that after drinking the entire evening on your dime, that you will drink the entire early AM on their collective dollar.

  20. Anonymous

    Best memory is from our own wedding, we had a garden wedding and greeted our guests together at the entrance to the garden rather than having a formal entrance by the bride. Made for a very relaxed and ‘together’ atmosphere, plus we got to say hello to pretty much everyone which was hard to manage at the reception.

  21. The last wedding I attended, the best man decided not to give a best man speech and instead passed the microphone around to anyone who had something to say. Haha

  22. Took leave from the military to be in a buddies wedding. I arrived a couple of days before from a country where alcohol is not allowed and had been there for a year. Apparently had too many adult beverages and before I new it I was hiding under one of the tables with the wireless microphone singing Humpty Dance while the band was trying to play. Needless to say neither side of the family was too impressed.

  23. I actually have no interesting wedding stories to share 🙁 Plenty of drunken wedding receptions but all the memories are either fuzzy or should remain unspoken, lol.

  24. Best memory of the night has to be my new wife Grandmother getting totally drunk and smashed.

    Nothing like having someone 80+ years old dancing all night and swearing at people 🙂

  25. Yea, i went to a cousins wedding where i found her sister having sex in the stairwell of a country club. I put her on blast… lol!!

  26. When we got to our hotel room following the wedding party we discovered that the room key didn’t work. I went back down to the hotel lobby and discovered that the Oakland Raiders were checking in for their game agains tthe Seahawks. The hotel prioritized the Raiders over us and we had to wait an hour plus to get into our room.

  27. Max

    Hi, I’m from Russia. Poor reading and writing in English, but learning – including your blog.
    I ride a bike and would like pigs you describe your interval training as I am in the study of the Internet met so many contradictions and different versions.

    Thank you!

  28. my best wedding memory is mine !

    a wonderful day with everything ok

  29. Swimming with my dog in the hotel pool, until the hotel staff found out (somebody snitched) and booted us out.

  30. Dance with girl in red dress, when played Chris de Burgh song.

  31. My friend said a prayer, and instead of saying “best” he said “breast”.

  32. I don’t have a story of my own but this one apparently realy happened:

    My story begins after the Best Man, Groomsmen and I had arrived at the church. We were all standing around in the Vestry wondering how long it was going to take the girls to show up. I looked down, and to my horror, realized that I had slipped on my deck shoes before going out the door. Everyone had a good laugh at my expense and I dispatched my cousin Glenn (one of my groomsmen) back to my house to get my dress shoes. The girls arrived and were informed of the delay (at least it was MY fault now). We waited and waited and waited. It was only 4 minutes to our house but after 20 minutes still no Glenn. He finally arrived, screeching up to the church, delivering me my dress shoes. I slipped them on and everything was ready. We went in to the front of the church and waited for my beautiful bride to come down the aisle. Everything was going just great! We got to the part of the ceremony where Brenda and I were to kneel before the Minister. I helped her kneel, then knelt beside her, our backs to the crowd. As soon as I knelt down, I heard a few hushed whispers in the crowd. Then a few more, and a couple of snickers. I thought “Oh great, I split my pants!” I put the inappropriate noise behind me out of my head and concentrated on the task at hand, marrying the woman I loved! When we moved on to the registry signing, I nonchalantly checked the seam. It was fine, no gaping, underwear revealing, tear. Now I was really confused. There was still quite a buzz happening in the pews. It was only after the ceremony that I was clued in to what had happened, and the reason that Glenn had taken so long. It was because he had trouble finding a bottle of White Out. When I knelt down at the front of the church, there, in large white letters, on the bottom of my black soles, were the words “WHY” and “ME!” One word per shoe. I’ll get you Glenn!

  33. Ivo

    Dancing in some castle in france to some dutch songs. All france guys standing still. all the french grils dancing with the Dutch!

  34. I was on a scuba-dive-kind-of wedding and during ceremony suddenly bride’s oxygen depleted. Funeral afterwards was more funnier.

    btw. great blog!

  35. We were told by the host that the open bar was for a limited time so my future brother in law went HARD and fast. Double fisting, double gin and tonics for about 3 hours.

    After that he decided that the dance floor was open and danced his ass off for about 3 hours before crashing.

    Good times!

  36. Funny might be a strong word, but certanly memorable.
    It was raining quite a lot on a wedding I went to on Svalbard this February. Rain in february migh not be unusual in some places, but on Svalbard….

  37. The bride forgot her shoes. We were in the country side of tuscany and to find a shop was hardly feasible. Among all femeale guest finally a compatible pair was finally found. Some three hours later they were married…

  38. The bride forgot her shoes. We were in the country side of tuscany and to find a shop was hardly feasible. Among all femeale guest finally a compatible pair was finally found. Some three hours later they were married…

  39. My own wedding was very nice: on the beautiful beach of Zanzibar after having safari’d for 2 weeks in both Kenya and Tanzania!

  40. Probably when the mankini appeared far into the evening. Funny but an image I’d like to erase…

  41. ash

    can’t recall anything funny about weddings.
    am I disqualified?

  42. My own wedding when we read our vows. My almost-wife had nowhere to keep her’s, so when it came time for her to read them, she whipped them out from between her breasts! (She was also chewing gum the whole time and didn’t know it)

  43. My best wedding memory was a game we organized, the one with a hero or famous people written on a paper taped on the forehead of 8 guests. Each of these guests had to discover who he “was” by asking the auditory. Positive answer => another question ; negative => you pass your turn.
    As my 95 years old grand mother earned Andre Agassi to discover, we thought we won’t diner before 3AM but… she won the game in 10 straight positives answers being cheered by the impressed audience and me crying to see here so good, still surprising everyone, and so happy to be there. My best memory by far.

  44. a wedding in scotland with the guys in kilts and one got a bit too drunk and decided to do a head spin listening to MC Hammer you can touch this… No one traditionally wears pants when wearing a kilt, you get the idea…

  45. The last wedding I went to the bride’s
    Mom was giving out pieces of wedding cake. She has a very thick accent (a lot like the soup nazi on Seinfeld!) and each person that was next in line heard the same question, “chocolate or vanilla?” The woman in front of me received the sane question follow by “oh nooo you too skinny you have chocolate” and she promptly handed her the chocolate cake. I swear I was waiting to hear “no vanilla fa you”. Classic

  46. Going for a run the morning of best mates wedding, only to get lost ( was a venue in unfamiliar town, pre iPhone days). Almost late for getting back, changed and to the church. Think next time he might chose a different Best Man.

    I found it funny at least.

  47. Oh that’s easy – at my cousins wedding in the middle of summer (it was 35 degrees C here..quite hot for Holland) during the Pastor’s speech he fainted because of the heat. There was a minor panic but after a few seconds he got up, looked at my cousin and his soon-to-be-wife and said: “It’s waaaay to warm for all this nonsense…JUST KISS EACHOTHER AND YOU ARE MARRIED”

    I loved it!

  48. Spend all wedding dancing with my wife’s aunt who wouldn’t let me go 🙁 That’s actually more scary than funny…


  49. Me

    At my brother’s wedding he decided to do “The worm” dance and cut his chin open and had to go to hospital!

  50. When all people was drunk and ALL wine in the reastaurant was finished!

  51. My upside down wedding photo (see link below) made the front page of the local newspaper 🙂

    I also do headstands at the finish line of my 70.3, IM and marathons 🙂


  52. Friends did a first dance surprise act with a couple of funny songs in a mix. The idea was to let the band sort of crash and have problems and then play the mix cd. While tested the cd player didn’t work at that moment …. seconds seemed minutes and could hear the mum of the bride panicking in the other side of the packed room.

    But the it worked! The extra panic and stress made the surprise act even better!

    Lovely day that was.

  53. The priest got so drunk later at the evning so he had to be helped home. Good times!

  54. Nice piece of Kit !

  55. Last wedding I attended, a live band was playing Atomic Swing – Stone me to the Groove. Seeing the Brides 80 year old Grandma dancing her ass off to that song, was a sight of a century:-)

  56. about twenty years ago, i went to the wedding of my german penfriend in romania (she was of romanian origin). after what was the longest church service i have ever attended, we had the longest reception of any wedding i have ever been to: we were served both lunch and dinner, as well as plenty of drinks. in the meantime there was plenty of german lederhosen type dancing going on which i mostly tried to avoid…

    …but at one point, a young guy on my table who was obviously very proud of his girlfriend insisted that i danced with her. i could hardly say no without offending either or both of them and my grasp of romanian wasn’t enough to make any coherent excuses. so we got roped into a sort of group folk dance where one couple makes a “bridge” with their arms and the other couples go under the bridge. nothing too challenging or at least, that’s what i thought…

    when it came to our turn to make the bridge, we lifted up our arms and people started to go underneath and suddenly, my partner tore herself away from me. i couldn’t see her for the train of people passing underneath the broken bridge but when i looked over to her boyfriend, i could see he was pissing himself laughing. as i was quite a bit taller than her, while reaching up to make the bridge her breasts had popped out of her dress! apparently it was all captured on the wedding video (perhaps someone will have uploaded it to youtube by now). i got out of doing any more dances in that wedding.

  57. Best wedding moment? Getting married…

  58. The mother of the bride trying to slow-dance with me while drunkenly whispering “you’d make a good husband”.

  59. Best or funniest…probably not…but I’ve given my Mom away twice at weddings…no more!

  60. The small town wedding where the bride and groom arrived at the American Legion Hall reception on a hay wagon. My less straight friends and I showed up in a super stretch. We spent more on outfits and transportation than they likely spent for the entire hog roast.

  61. Funny thing in my wedding, in very near ending wedding party. I was told that food is not enough, I must goto marget to buy something. Then I came to know it’s a joke.

  62. Good luck for the wedding, ours is approaching too and it’s quite a bit of stress !

  63. My wife and I got married 7 years ago this month…

    A good memory was after the wedding – after the reception, my wife and I met some friends out at one of our favorite local spots. Funny thing was we walked downtown in a tuxedo and wedding dress. Talk about getting looks!

    Good luck and I hope you create many good memories.

  64. Just having all my friends and family there when I married my best friend 11 years ago.

  65. We decided to have karaoke for our wedding reception and my wife, who is admittedly a terrible singer, demanded to sing “Annie’s Song” by John Denver. I think some people in the audience needed to receive medical treatment for their ears.

  66. At the wedding of a friend, in which I served as a bridesmaid, the ring bearer told the flower girl (his older sister) that she was “making a mess!” as she dropped the flower petals down the aisle. Too cute!

  67. Best wedding memory? My own wedding, 11 years ago and the memory of my wife’s granddad (85 y.o.) dancing like possessed to heavy techno, while his wife (standing at the edge of the dancefloor) yelled “Come on now Bertil, leave the kids alone”.
    It was a night to remember.

    /Mattias (Sweden)

  68. got drunk and took some great pictures with the mother-in-law camera

  69. When someone decided to do the mule kick in the middle of a dance circle. Needless to say, it was a bad idea. Someone ended up needing stitches.

  70. Leaving the Burgundy Room in Ohio after a good friend’s wedding to stumble down the street to the Surly Girl, which we gently took over (after which there was, in retrospect, far too much Journey played on their jukebox); when the bride and groom showed up to join us for massive quantities of alcohol, we knew things were going well.

  71. This past weekend was my cousins wedding and I was an usher, so I was lucky and got a tux rental. I figured since they spent some money on the darn thing I should get a good use out of it, I drank the night away, woke up at 8am in the damn thing stranded at my cousins place and finally got home around 3pm and then had to turn it it. Figured I got a good use out of it, and I didn’t even lose any of it or spill any beer on it, well that I know of……..

  72. The best man passed out in the limo to the reception. I gave the speech in his “honor” and toasted so many times, half the guests were drunk before dinner!

  73. The only wedding I have been was mine. And I don’t remember pretty much anything from it.
    It’s funny, in a way…

  74. Chris N

    Attempting to do the Livestrong Challenge in Philly (a 100 mile bike ride) the morning after a good friends wedding made for a very interesting weekend.

  75. The best wedding, all the best friends got totally drunk for the sake of the groom.

  76. Watching the brides mom get wasted and drop it low on the grooms dad! Bride and groom both standing in shock watching parents do a little dirty dancing!

  77. Best memory would be the Best Man in a dance-off with a 7 year old, spinning on his head on the dance floor!

  78. Aki

    Best wishes for both from Spain. We’ll be watching during that day.

  79. Or those little snap-pop thingies (do they still make those?).

    Yes, they make them, and even in a much more potent variety which looks like red firecrackers/lady fingers.

    The most awkward wedding story I have is from the most recent wedding I went to. Actually, it was at the rehearsal. The grooms father got up and gave a speech, and during his speech he told his son that he hoped he doesn’t make the same mistakes he did in terms of marrying his ex-wife (the grooms mother). He then went on to explain in detail and the room was as quiet as could be. AWKWARD…

  80. Kelsey

    I went to a wedding this past weekend where my aunt (age 55) had a little too much to drink and ended up swinging her sweater over her head on the table! So funny!

    Another time my brother was in a wedding when he was about 4 as the ringbearer. We are from Upstate NY and the wedding was in Savannah in the summertime…. he had to be escorted out of the church halfway through the ceremony because he was so white they thought he was going to faint!

    email: kxt2316 (at) yahoo.com

  81. Best wedding ceremony was in Germany when they ‘stole’ the bride (it’s a custom in some regions) and groom had to bail her out by drinking wine with everyone. FUN!

  82. Had to be when all the groomsmen (myself included) were sent to scour the church grounds to find a “missing” groom 5 minutes before the ceremony. Found him pacing the parking lot contemplating his future…priceless

  83. I have set my hair on fire at 2 different weddings. (both were family weddings) Once when I was a child and then again as an adult. Now I wear my hair up at all weddings!

  84. During my best friend’s wedding, where I was the Maid of Honor, I spent most of the service reciting the Preamble to the Constitution in my head, so I wouldn’t cry.

  85. X girl friend at my wedding (thanks good buddy who brought her as a date), puking on the table, in the bathroom and on a poor innocent flower box outside. You stay classy Sand Diego.

  86. I got married last October. In the Jewish religion, it is customary to do “7 circles” which is when the bride and groom circle each other 7 times. The problem was my dress was too long in the end, so when I was circling my husband, the dress got caught on him and wrapped around his legs. We had to stop the ceremony, untangled, and then explain to everyone who couldnt see what was going on. It was the most embarrassing and funny moment any bride can have

  87. JP

    My wife’s twin sister was maid of honor for our wedding. This straight-laced christian girl stumbled a bit while giving her reception toast and instead of wishing us lots of SUCCESS in our marriage, wished us lots of SEX.

    Also, a friend had the unity candle burn down too far and catch the silk flower arrangement on fire. Then after the ceremony, the wedding party was taking a spin around the parking lot in the trolley bus thing before getting photos taken and the driver struck a wedding guest with the trolley.

  88. I was in the wedding party for one of my best friends, who was marrying a lovely girl of the Jewish faith. Standing (swaying rather, from the number of mint juleps we had in the few hours preceeding the reception) with the other groomsman (all best friends as well), we waited for the ceremonious stomping of the glass to conclude the ceremony.

    While any normal person attending a Jewish wedding would shout ‘Mazel Tov’ (good luck) to the newly wed couple, I instead shouted, in my less inhibited state, ‘Kapla!’, which means ‘success”…. in Klingon.

    I should have prefaced that I’m not a Trekkie, but I had always thought it would be funny to yell that at a wedding. Luckily, my friends are just as nerdy.

  89. A friend gave me a license plate (that he had ripped off a car in the parking lot) as my “Wedding License” as he cried in drunken stupor at the beginning of the wedding reception.

  90. Thanks for the give aways!

    I was best man and forgot to give a speech. Why didn’t anyone remind me?

  91. I played music with my band. The wedding party scedule got very delayed because of a very long speach from a drunk father to the bride.

  92. My best wedding memory? Skipping said weddings so I could run races / bike races. So worth it. Good job on DC Ray…

  93. Well since today is my 15th wedding anniversary (29 June), I would have to say the day we got married, my wife and I were the 3rd of 4 daughters (well my wife was) to get married that summer, so we went low-budget, which was fine with us, and it was so hot in the reception hall, I found my wife near the window nad she wouldn’t move for hours. Come to find out, the cold air register was under her gown and she had been “chilling” for a few hours. She was one smart cookie that day!

    Good luck on your wedding too!

  94. My buddy got married in a gazebo of some community in Richmond, VA and I ended up having to setup the chairs, get the cake, and find a corkscrew. I only arrived an hour before the wedding was supposed to start!

  95. My best wedding party memory is Mr. Potatohead, a local band, playing at my friend Pam’s wedding. Pam and Frank were big Mr. Potatohead fans and it was quite the coup for them to get the band to play at their wedding.

  96. Make sure that you leave plenty of time for travel. I was flying from LA to NYC during the winter to attend a friend’s wedding that night. My “layover” in Minneapolis ended up lasting two days. Fortunately, we were given food vouchers. The only place that I could find to use them was a seedy bar in a hotel in the shape of a tee pee, where I was served by an disgruntled, aging, caucasion man who was forced to dress like a 19th Century Native American. It was very frustrating at the time, but the bartender has provided excellent mental comic relief when I’m hurting on hard runs.

    Enjoy your wedding and the honeymoon.


  97. MO

    just gonna say hi and wish you a great wedding and many happy years of marriage.

  98. Standing talking to a mini-celeb who happened to be at a friend’s wedding. Slightly the worse for wear, leaning against a wall. Managed to slide the whole way down the wall until I was on the floor, beer in hand. Didn’t spill a drop!

    Mini celeb not impressed!

  99. I was best man at an awesome wedding in New Orleans. It was a little over one month after 9/11, and the Yankees were in the World Series. The city was deserted, the airports, but the bar we were in the night before the wedding was packed. Too long to go on about, but it was a great night, and we all felt like Yankees fans that night, many miles from NYC.

  100. The first that comes to mind is the wedding of a friend while I was between my 1st & 2nd (last) wedding: my speech started with – don’t beleive anyone who tells you this is a once in a lifetie event.

    Lots of good luck with your coming A event – the big W.

  101. My bride and I ended up leaving our wedding reception at what we considered a resonable time only to return the next morning to hear that the last person left at 4am and pictures of my dad dancing on the tables. Congratulation to you and your bride.

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  103. Thanks for another great giveaway! Hope that you guys have a wonderful wedding! One of my funniest wedding memories was my aunt being so plastered she decided to do snow angels in the 6 inches of snow that fell that night.. In the process she fell a broke her arm and spent the rest of the night in the hospital!

    Again, thanks for another giveaway!!


  104. We missed the wake-up call the morning after my wedding, almost missing our plane for Mexico.

    Thanks to my best man who called the hotel and had us waked.


  105. Watching my stepson have a good time at the reception after I married his mom(he was 8 at the time)

  106. Seeing my soon to be wife walking in to the room

  107. My best memory of my wedding was when We finally go sleep… 🙂

  108. Best wedding moment was my entire weekend. From touring Turner Field with my groomsmen to way to many drinks the night before. The wedding was a blast and we danced for hours.

  109. Jen

    Best moment – my own, 2 months ago – thanks in part gay marriage being legal in DC. Greatest non-state with no vote in Congress.

  110. I had to go to my aunt’s wedding when I was four and I didn’t like kissing so I turned my head when they kissed. Everyone saw and laughed at me…

  111. Singing karaoke at one when there wasn’t karaoke.

  112. Ok my Best Wedding story is of my buddy Jason after the ceremony was over everyone was waiting outside to take pictures of them coming out and I happened to be on my Motorcycle so I did a 3 gear burnout and it was so smokey no one was able to get any pictures. The groom loved it the Bride still hates me

  113. Best part of our wedding was that people were sad when the night ended. Always leave ’em wanting more… Congrats on your wedding!!!

  114. To save your own marriage I am willing to take the swim trainer from you. So pack it up and I’ll take one for the team, I’ve been married for 15 years so I have the experience to deal with this.

    At the time of my wedding my brother looked like a stereotypical biker gang guy. Before the start of the wedding we’re hanging out waiting to go into the church, we’re in a side room. My best man comes in from outside in a panic to tell me he just saw my brother rolling a joint with the pastor!

    Turns out my brother would roll his own cigarettes, but we had some explaining to do.

  115. GG

    Probably the wedding where I was a groomsman for my mate and on the bridesmaid’s side was 2 ex-girlfriends of mine…slightly awkward and hilariously funny all at the same time.

  116. Andrei.S.V.

    At a weeding i got drunk and i accidentally crashed onto the wedding cake,big mistake…in 30 sec i was beeing thrown outside…then i laughed,but next day when i got up i felt pretty embarassed…and now i laugh again :))))))

  117. At my wedding reception, because we are originally Boston people, they ended up playing Sweet Caroline like when the Red Sox win. My friends decided it would be a great time to pick me up and have me crowd surf whether I wanted to or not. This was not some sort of meathead, shotgun wedding which made it even funnier. Probably the most fun/scariest part of the reception for me.

  118. In England they send out wedding invites even when your not invited to the reception. So I got a ride to my “friends” wedding in the middle of the coutryside and was told that I wasn’t invited to the reception but could come back in the evening. so I sat on the lawn for 4 hours. I ended up taking most of my suit cause it was so hot out. They when they finally let me back in all there was to eat was candy and warm ale. I think their present got lost in the mail.

  119. Nice giveaway….again!

  120. My wife and I eloped. We were married at the top of the World Trade Center in 2000 during a Valentine’s day wedding marathon.

  121. mat

    A friend of mine got married last summer, and both he and the bride are bit metal fans. After the service we were mingling in the grounds of Christ Church College, Oxford, sipping champagne when all of a sudden a string quartet startet playing Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’. It was a perfect moment and really memorable.

  122. I was at a reception where they used plastic dinnerware and other assorted items from WalMart. Classy!

  123. At our wedding, the band that should play though that we lived on the same island as they did and therefore they offer us a good prize for they show.
    At the big day the band call for the address and found out that they have to travel over 250 miles to our wedding. But we got them for the same prize and it was a great show they gave us.

  124. My wife and I had our ceremony on a beach in Miami, FL. Random people w/ and w/out towels started to join in with their heads bowed as we said our vows.

  125. Not my wedding, but we were away on a guys golf trip and there was a “post rehersal dinner party going on” at the clubhouse. Our group sat in for the band and played for the wedding party that night. Not many tips though!

  126. Just let your Dad win once please!

  127. Kim

    i am the self-proclaimed #1 biggest wedding partier of all time. once i got so drunk that i had to go take a nap outside on a lounge chair. i slide on my knees on the dance floor. i fist pump. i do shots with grandmas.

  128. I warned my brother-in-law about the family he was marring into. He did not believe me then but does now. I did this as a toast at his wedding, I also offerred advice and help anytime he needed it as I had managed to stay married to his wife’s sister.

  129. Two things, both from my wedding: at the after party in our suite, watching my wife’s cousin straddle my friend on a recliner in the midst ofabout 30 people and obliviously grope and fondle each other. The other was finally calling it a nite, heading to our room only to find the door locked. Had to kick it open and see two people drunkenly having sex in our bed.

  130. Although only funny to myself and family, I’ll never forget the way the pastor for my sister’s wedding said her name….Do you, Mickiiiiiiiiii, take…..It was unintentional, yet hilarious and consistent through the whole ceremony.

  131. Just had my wedding two weeks ago and had a surprise dance by all of my cousins and siblings. We went from best man toast by my bro, to serious dance session in seconds.

  132. Anonymous

    im sure there must be better wedding stories that this one, but none come to mind immediately.

    The one i can think was in a small town, and a fight nearly broke out between the bridesmaids and some other hotel guests – memorable, but not good!

    Thanks for the contests.


    p.s. i am using the anonymous account because i always have trouble posting using my gmail.

  133. My wedding reception. Buddies hoisted me in the air, right up thru the ceiling tiles.

  134. Uncle’s speech using fishing as a metaphor for love.

  135. Chu

    Got drunk at a frat brother’s wedding and danced all night to Russian pop music. Didn’t understand a single word.

  136. Kids at weddings are my favorite. They tear up the dance floor like no one else can.

  137. In our wedding, we danced “dancing in the dark” Tina Turner live version + I wanna marry you instead of the traditional waltz…

    Everyone was so excited 🙂

    Good luck and congrat’s


  138. my sister’s boyfriend’s sister got married and everything was going great, best wedding i had gone to, until after the reception. we were all drinking in someone’s hotel room when people started talking about sports and then other people’s moms. this sparked a fire in my friend and he blew up and started throwing fists. i grabbed the biggest guy by his throat and slammed him against the wall and told him to calm down. next thing i know my friend takes this opportunity to rip through the hold of 4 guys and to start punching this guy in the face while i’m holding him down. it was a such a shitshow and i felt pretty awful. easily the most memorable.

  139. the toast, always the toast

  140. Seeing my father-in-law passed out half-on and half-off his bed after the reception. An early form of planking!

  141. Tim

    I wish I had some good stories to tell. I suppose the best I have…

    Halfway through my sister’s wedding (outside) police and ambulance sirens could be heard at a distance only getting louder. The expression on her face was somewhat priceless, although it passed and everything went on fine as one would expect.

    Hoping for some fun WAHOO toys!

  142. At a friend of mine’s wedding, the maid of honor (as her speech) rapped her own remix of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song. It was all about the bride and groom and how they met. All the bridesmaids had sweet glasses on and danced backup. It was ballsy and really well done.

  143. i once licked the face of a bridesmaid at my cousins wedding, to which my mother was a witness and the next morning she told i would want to step my game and remove face licking from my repetoire if i am ever to find a girlfriend. Its not nice to hear your own mother mock your game.

  144. Heather G

    Kids in the wedding are guaranteed to do something silly.

  145. Matt S.

    Two friends: one Korean, one “white guy”. Their wedding was a traditional Korean ceremony, and the most colorful, costumed and spectacular weddings I’ve attended. There are many formal elements of a traditional Korean ceremony, one of which is the “p’ye-baek” – where the bride offers dates and chestnuts to the groom’s family. Then, family members take turns throwing chestnuts at the bride who attempts to catch them in her wedding skirt. After a few rounds of this, the groom’s father took his turn. Instead of solemnly throwing them, he went into basketball mode, announcing things like “HE SHOOTS, HE SCORES!!!” as he lobbed chestnuts at the bride. The Korean half of the house looked shocked, everyone else was trying to suppress their snickering.

  146. Congrats on the wedding!!!

    two quick stories… 1. at a friends wedding in Santa Barbara, CA.. There was a bar (of course).. but it was wayyyyy to far from our table. So.. as luck (or something like that) would have it..the bottles of tequila just wondered over to our table and stayed there. Very convenient to say the least.

    2. At my own wedding.. after seeing everyone and then taking a moment to sit at our own table and having a drink of champagne. We were then consumed of how nice the toasting glasses were and we kept talking about “wow they really have nice flutes.” This went on for awhile.. then the “ah ha moment”.. the wife says “no wonder.. these are ours!” With all the stuff that was going on that day.. it did not even cross our minds that was our own. Even to this day we get a chuckle out of it.

  147. I have a friend who will offer to spontaneously toast the bride and groom, then when he gets to the mic, he’ll make up a totally fictional, hilarious, and slightly embarrassing story about how they met. It’s a nice break from the typical fare.

  148. Matt S

    At an outdoor wedding, one of the groomsmen farted during the ceremony and apparently it was a bad one. Everyone up on the altar – bride, groom and bridesmaids – was making faces and wincing because of the smell. The officiant even stammered his speech a little. Everyone in the audience wondered what was going wrong…we found out later about the offending stench. Part 2 to the story is that everyone had a small origami envelope at their chair that contained a live butterfly. The idea was to release them once they were married and butterflies would theoretically fly off into the air. I guess they were damaged in shipment or something, because 2/3 of the butterflies had broken wings – and when they tried to fly away, it was a clustermess of butterflies flying in circles and dropping to the ground.

  149. At my good mates wedding; the best man, his brother said the following in his speech ‘the last time I stood up in front of this many people I said: “guilty your honour”. ‘ I know its a little bit of a cliché but in his cast it’s a true story.

  150. early congrats?

    I’m not sure if you have written a post on how you got into tris, but you should.

  151. yucko@alum.mit.edu

    There’s a “tradition” in my fraternity–the night before the wedding, the groom gets “taken down” by his fraternity brothers, each of whom is armed with a permanent marker.

    I didn’t tell my fiance about this tradition. She found out about it on our wedding night! Lots of nice messages all over my backside–thankfully, my fraternity brothers were “respectful” to her and nothing crude was written/drawn. (Brothers who endured this tradition later were not treated as well.)

    And as a follow-on to Roadrunner-69, my sister’s wedding had a similar “message-on-the-soles” incident. The little brother to my brother-in-law offered to get the wedding shoes polished and shined. My BIL thought it a bit odd that his little brother would ever do anything for anybody’s shoes, but didn’t bother to investigate. At the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom knelt before the pastor. “HELP” and “ME” were written on the soles in red nail polish. Bride and groom were puzzled by the muffled laughter in the pews. Loudest laughs were probably from the groom’s dad who quickly figured out what had happened.

    Best of luck,
    alan (23 years of wedded bliss, 2.5 years of triathlon solo, 1 year of mutual training, and 1 hand-in-hand sprint-event!)

  152. Just after my wife and I left our reception, the groomsmen and bridesmaids moved the party to the swimming pool. A few minutes later, as my new mother in law walked by the fence to the pool, my buddy Tom leaned against the fence and tried every line he could think of to convince her to join the party, having no concern for the fact that he was completely naked.
    Ya know, I never heard if she joined in or not…

  153. throwing the groom up in the air and his pants falling off. Everyone got to see the undies. LOL

  154. Bernard Maughan

    I met my Canadian bride in Singapore, and on my first trip to visit her parents I asked what her Dad drank. On hearing “my parents don’t drink much”, I thought the appropriate gift would be a nice bottle of Port. You know, the kind you only serve after “special” dinners.

    Well, when I unwrapped it from it’s Duty-free wrapper and asked my then girlfriend how and when I should present it she freaked! “Don’t you dare – my folks will go nuts – they don’t drink…..” (I’m sure you get the picture.)

    Well on that trip, I proposed (after the obligatory approval from the in-laws was granted) and she accepted, and 6 months later we were back in Canada for a summer wedding, and the second time I’d ever met my in-laws…

    SO, to the wedding reception. Lots of funny stuff happened prior but it’s this memory that comes up first for me every time:

    After some negotiating with my in-laws we agreed that my family would pay for the drinks at the wedding, which meant me. So I decided that I was not going to scrimp on the important things and we had an open bar.

    So at about the time of night I wanted to head off into the distance with my bride, I approached each table and said, “last drinks”. There was the usual rush for the bar, and then I went up to sign off and settle the check.

    As I was standing at the bar, about to sign for the amount, I heard a rather small voice at my shoulder asking if it was ok for her to have “just one more glass of wine”. I turned to find my mother-in-law at my side! Of course, I instructed the bartender, she could have whatever she wanted. It struck me as strange given that she and my father-in-law “don’t drink”. 🙂

  155. Rob C.

    Best memory, of course, is marrying my wife. But the funniest memory from the wedding some of my uncles egging on my cousin (who had caught the garter) to “use your teeth!” to move the garter further up the leg of the girl who caught the bouquet!

  156. I went to a beach wedding that had the misfortune of taking place in the afternoon, with a hurricane due to make landfall that night. The service was nice, if foggy and hard to see all the participants.

    The reception was in a tent, by the time the night ended the tent had 6″ of water in it and the bands equipment kept shorting out!

  157. The weddings I have attended have been pretty bland. My own was a last minute run to Las Vegas. We decided to get dinner first, and then a fire in the parking garage prevented us from getting our vehicle for a while. We nearly didn’t make it before the chapel closed at midnight.

  158. My best wedding memory is the fact that I haven’t had to participate in one yet! Congrats to you on yours Ray!!

  159. My best wedding memory is obviously mine!

  160. It was at my wedding, which had an open bar! I can’t say more because some of my friends wouldn’t be really happy!!!

  161. M

    So this one is pretty simple, but the funniest I’ve got:

    My wife an I had been engaged for about 6 months and planning our wedding for the next summer. Something came up and we decided to get married in a courthouse that Friday morning. Her sister was there and a friend as a witness. In and out in about 20 minutes. That afternoon, we were going camping with my mom, and surprised her with we got married that morning.

    However, what might be funnier was that at the time, my wife’s parents were divorced and got remarried the next month. We kept our marriage secret till their reception and surprised them with it then. So we’ve been married longer than her parents have been (this time)

  162. Best wedding memory: During the traditional cutting of the cake and politely feeding a piece of it to each other, my groom and I decided to act like we were going to smash it in each other’s face, but then proceeded to smash it in the face of our best man and maid of honor. They were totally unsuspecting. It was great!

  163. From our wedding I recall the video camera we had placed at the alter for the big event that never got turned on. Oops!

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  165. Ron

    Thinking my mic was off when it was on. So when I flipped the switch right before saying my vows, I turned it off. Despite no audio proof of them, I have still honored them.

  166. When my friends sliced the cake at their wedding it fell over…

  167. Ashley

    My story whould def have to be by best friends wedding. A church of christ wedding with no alcohol but all the the wedding party were def drinkers, so we had it in the limo on the way to the reception. Little did I know that the photographer was in the limo with us. Every picture pretty much is of all of us (particularly) me turning up a bottle of Jose….classy. Actually made for some good black and white pictures tho.

  168. The memory that always makes me smile when I think about my wedding was my 78 year old grandmother dancing her heart out with my uncle 😀

  169. Before a friend/coworker’s wedding, the bride to be insisted that the groom require of one of the guests that the guest NOT wear his kilt to this formal affair.

    I guess the story might’ve been better if the guest had worn the kilt, but he complied with her wishes and did not.

  170. At our wedding the photographers had small chalk boards that the guests could write messages on and have a photo taken. One of the funniest messages was from the restaurant staff — it read “Tonight’s Special: Tequila”


  171. The best memory has been the last 23 years being married to my best friend, who also just became an Ironman finishing IMCDA!

  172. Has to be my when my 3 yo daughter was dancing around with my wifes shoes on the dance floor and doing a much better job than most of the people on the dance floor.

  173. My funniest wedding moment involved the flower girl objecting the marriage because she wanted to marry the groom!

  174. Didn’t had that many weddings to have a good story. But anyway still hope to compete in this lotery.

  175. Wil

    My good friend a marathoner and her husband a budding triathlete breaking out into “baby got back” in the middle of their slow wedding dance

  176. The wedding where the best man gave a 30 second speech about how him and the groom used to party with “tons of chics”, then toasted with a flask of liquor. Classy.

  177. went to a wedding where the wedding party did some dance moves on the procession coming in….rocked the house! They all did well too!

  178. most embarrassing was at a wedding with an ex boyfriend and instead of “ringing the glass” for the couple to kiss people had to sing a song with the word LOVE or KISS in it. He started singing, “I love to go swimming with bold legged women, and swim between their legs”. I almost died!

  179. Kind of more ‘cute’ than ‘funny’, but watching two flower girls getting possessive about one ring bearer was pretty funny.

    Thanks for the give away, this would be awesome to win!

  180. Eef

    I attended a wedding where the bride was required to wear an ankle cuff (for a prior offense where she was released on house arrest) and was only allowed to go to her job, her church, her son’s school and her home. The ceremony was held at her church and her reception was held at her job…where she worked at a gas station (with deli). The tables were moved out of the deli so there was room for a dance floor and music was played over the store intercom.

  181. ann

    Not funny at the time, but it is now. Our wedding cake never showed up! We got our money back, but served sheet cakes from Safeway. NO ONE knew!

  182. At my best friend’s wedding, his sister-in-law and I were responsible for the dollar dance. I was not given the task of retaining the money because I had (allegedly) imbibed a little too much. Instead, she held the cash. Which she then used a portion of to get Taco Bell. At least I got a crunch-wrap supreme though…

  183. Don

    I married my wife in May of 1991. We had the reception at my dad’s house. We paid a classical guitarist to sit in the living room and play. His name was Edgar Cruz. He played alot of nice classical music that seemed to fit the atmosphere. I went over to speak with Edgar and he asked if I had any requests and I said “Sure. Bohemian Rhapsody” as merely a joke. Remember, this was before “Wayne’s World” popularized it. It was just a rocker anthem of sorts that I liked. Anyway, he played an amazing arragement that blew us all away. The arrangement was his very own and he told me that he used it to take 2nd place the previous year in Winfield Kansas at the National Fingerpicking Championship. Or something like that. Pretty cool stuff. 🙂

  184. Hi Ray, I think the funniest/odd moments I have experienced in a wedding is during my wedding. Right in the middle of the first dance, someone came up to us and said, “Can you ask them [the caterers] to get me a cup of coffee? I have asked and they said no.”

    OK, so it is only funny in hindsight, but still.

    As an aside, the best wedding related advice I ever got was that the day goes by so fast it will be a blur, so take a moment out of the day and consciously soak it in.

    To this day the strongest and best memory I have of the wedding was a few moments I took to watch my bride dancing away with her friends. I used that advice after the birth of my children too. Just tuck myself away in a corner and focus on the moment.

    Good luck Ray, and have fun at your wedding.

  185. All from the same wedding in Cincinatti…

    The couple almost split up because they supposedly couldn’t agree on three meats to serve. (I was thinking sit down dinner) While at th wedding, there was one meat slightly above hamburger quality in a buffet line.

    I was the only person outside the wedding party wearing a suit. The wedding music was played out of the speakers of a pick up truck. The priest thought he was a stand up comedian and his jokes were not funny. 13 bridesmaids, 13 groomsmen and 2 flower girls.

    Before the groom was to remove the garter with his teeth he was blindfolded they pulled the ol’ switch-a-roo. Some old man (I wasn’t close enough to see if he shaved his legs or not) put on a skirt (no underwear…I was told) put the garter on and sat down. Then the groom went to work and successfully removed the garter without using his hands and while blindfolded.

    His wife pulled off the blindfold and he flipped out when he saw who was in the chair. He face immediately turned red and he started crying then he ran outside and a couple people chased after him and talked him into coming back inside.

    Did I mention the pitchers of beer served from a keg?

    By far the classiest wedding I’ve ever been to.

    Congrats Ray, I hope the wedding is spectacular.

  186. My wedding was half Jewish and half Irish-Catholic. At the end of the night, half of the tables were stacked with dessert plates and half were stacked with bottles and glasses — quite a picture.

  187. I don’t have any cute/funny stories about weddings, however I do love “The Wedding Singer” movie, with Adam Sandler, so I’ll leave you one of my favorite lines:

    Robbie: “Hey, psycho… Please get out of my Van Halen t-shirt before you jinx the band and they break up.

  188. Funniest wedding moment would have to be my soon to be father in law whipping out his credit card and insisting on paying for our wedding…all $38 worth! NY City Hall weddings are definitely good value for money!

    Congratulations on the upcoming nuptials!

  189. Ok, so we were in the middle of the vows and i totally spaced out. looking at my soon-to-be wife, thinking about our future. All that fun stuff. I look up and realize i’m expected to say something. It’s communion time. I’m supposed to respond with “bread of heaven” or something but instead I pipe up with “this is a piece of bread”. And of course the whole church hears! We still have a good laugh about it!

  190. while being bestman dropped myself in the pool and spent the rest of the wedding in a wet suit. outside temperature?10degrees celsius. had blue lips and was shaking for days!!!

  191. Umm… the funniest moment would probably have been the look on my wife’s face when I slid my best friend’s wedding band on her finger instead of her ring which the best man forgot at home. DOH!

  192. At my wedding, one of my wife’s relative’s that doesn’t have his head screwed on too tight, was thinking he was great a break dancing. A crowd formed around him cheering him on having fun, when all of a sudden he attempted a split and split his pants almost completely. He didn’t realize it for a while and kept dancing away until the song ended. Unfortunately I missed it all, but I heard it was one of the greatest laughs.

  193. My friend turned 21 on the day another friend was married. He made certain to enjoy the open bar to the fullest extent possible, and paid for it for days afterward.

  194. Standing at the altar of my sisters wedding and the rig bearer yells out “There gonna have sex”. All the groomsmen look at each other and grin trying not to laugh!

  195. Taking a flabongo with a wrestling mask on during the reception in Cabo. Great wedding.

  196. TriTy

    I dj’d weddings for 4 years, so probably too many to recount, but the drunk best man falling into the pool in front of the head table has to rank right up there.

  197. Chamac'h

    First try in two years… 😉

  198. As we were introduced at our reception the DJ was supposed to play The Calling- “Where ever you go.” Instead he selected “The stroke” by Billy Squier. To say the least it was a very embarrrassing moment.