Sometimes I judge people by how much of The Princess Bride they can quote.
fun fact At my cousin’s wedding ceremony, his brother recited this to them as the best man speech and everyone started laughing and i think the bride started to cry
If this is not recited at some point during my wedding I will be greatly disappointed.
Another fun fact: growing up, me, my sisters, and my mom LOVED this movie. So when my older sister was getting married, I bet my mom $20 I could get the priest to say it. She took that bet.
Flash forward to the day of the rehearsal. I call the officiator and explain the story and ask him if he would be willing to help. He says yes. Later that day, my mom was telling my sisters soon to be mother in law about the bet (she was in the room when I arranged it) and she managed to keep a straight face when my mom finished by saying “Yeah, I don’t think there’s any chance in hell she’ll get him to do it.”
How little you know, Mother.
A few hours later we were doing the wedding rehearsal in the chapel and had just finished walking up and filing in at the front of the chapel. My dad walked my sister down the aisle, day down, and the official ran us through the next part. Then he pretended to open his book, took a deep breath, and said “MAWWAGE.”
Uproar. Pandemonium. HOWLING from everyone in the family. And it took my mother .02 seconds to whip around to me and point while I was trying not to fall over from laughing.
And I won $20! :)