Wedding Horror Story: Help Me!

October 12, 2016 by Tony Barthel

I’ve heard more than one story from friends in the wedding business where someone has painted something to the effect of “help me” on the bottom of the groom’s shoes. It’s not until this poor chap is kneeling at the altar does the audience get let in on the little joke. Usually the groomsmen have painted the offending phrase in white out so it really stands out on the bottom of black shoes. Grooms, check your soles before you commit with your soul.


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Anthony (Tony) Barthel has been a DJ since 1986 with a unique take on marketing that has resulted in over 1,000 events personally performed. In that time Tony’s weird sense of humor and unique perspective on the world got him started collecting these stories and sharing them with friends and other wedding professionals. Born in Baden, Switzerland Tony celebrates the unusual and outlandish as part of his lifestyle. He was married to Peggy Sue in 2005 in what his friends describe as the most unusual wedding ceremony and reception they’ve ever been to. The ceremony was in a 1928 movie theater complete with giant Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ and the reception lasted for two days including a gathering in an ocean side lagoon with 400 of their closest friends.

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