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Mock Wedding

There is an annual "Mock Wedding" party among the
lifeguards at Windmill Pointe Park. The name of each guard
is written on a piece of paper, and put into a pot. There is
a list of all the participants in the wedding, such as: the
bride, groom, wedding party, photographer, parents of bride
and groom, drinking buddies, flower girl and ring bearer,
choir, jilted lovers, priest, etc.
One by one the names are drawn, and written on the list of
titles, respectively (according to male & female).
The different groups of people in the wedding can come up
with themes for their members. Example: One year the bride
and her maids & buddies, all wore black. One year they
dressed like hippies.
The day of the "wedding" the ceremony takes place. As the
choir sings its creative songs, others play their part.
After the ceremony, a "good time" is had by all at the
reception.

Submitter comment: Our mock wedding took place in the old bathhouse at the
park. It has been converted into a hall for real parties
as well.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): tradition, pretend

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 06-00-1987

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