Wedding Horror Story: Screwing Up The Toast

September 21, 2016 by Tony Barthel

You never know when tragedy is going to strike in one’s life, and in this case it was years before the bride and groom had ever met. While still a young girl, the bride’s parents had been involved in a terrible auto accident that killed her father and left her mother paralyzed.

Following the tragedy the bride’s older brother assumed the role of family caretaker and had done a wonderful job in that role. The bride had grown up to be a wonderful lady that her daddy would have been very proud of and her mom and brother were truly in celebration mode at the wedding.

The groom was also respectfully enjoying himself and all was well. Until it came time to share thoughts of good fortune with the guests and the mic was handed over to one of the groomsmen.

Actually, the toast wasn’t half bad as the friend of the groom relayed the car accident story and expressed his shared appreciation for the brother and the care he had given to his sister and their mom in the years following the family tragedy.

I’m sure everyone in the world has contemplated sharing some wisdom with others in their head only to have that wisdom seem like the words of a fool once they roll off the tongue. We can only assume that that is the case with this groomsman as concluded his tribute to the family and the caregiving of the brother with, “and to think, the groom’s gunna be nailin’ your little sister tonight!”

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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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