Erin at Peony Wire Works does amazing things with chicken wire. She has also been unfortunate enough to witness several wacky wedding situations, but she is nice enough to share some of them with us.
My husband and I lived together before we got married, so we had a pretty good handle on the things we didn't like about each other. When my Sister-In-Law got engaged, we told her that we were glad we had lived together, because we felt that it worked out a lot of issues before we got married.
When my husband and I got engaged, she got engaged at the same time. We are still married, she is not.
When she was seriously dating her current husband, she was living with a girlfriend, but her husband-to-be was basically spending every single night there too. (Unbeknownst to her parents of course.) When we once again told her we thought it had been valuable for us to live together before marriage, she informed us that she was raised better than that and that she had better morals than we did. She wasn't going to live with her man until they got married (apparently him spending the night with her was okay though). She lectured us on morals and upbringing for a good 15 minutes. My husband and I were like, "well okay then..." and dropped it.
Imagine our surprise when a couple of months later, she ends up pregnant (not married mind you), and she and her guy move in together. At this point, he has not even proposed, so she can't even say she's living with her husband-to-be. He proposed to her at the baby shower.
They got married when their daughter was 7 months old, to which his father hollered AMEN, when they were pronounced man and wife. Now, I am not judgmental, and don't think there is a thing wrong with the way things worked out for them, but what I find rich is the series of events that played out for such and upstanding moral person. The AMEN was a tad anticlimactic for me.
Seriously? That's the perfect example of why you should get the log out of your own eye before trying to get the splinter out of someone else's!