Text For The Bridegroom

I haven’t been to any weddings lately so I don’t know the protocol for cell phones when bride and groom are at the altar before the pastor/priest.  I know that the best man has the ring.  Does he also hold the groom’s mobile phone?
Maybe he does, because all kinds of people call the groom at the last minute.  Some are late because they are caught in traffic.  Others are lost or ran out of gas and cannot buy some for $20 because their credit cards say DECLINED.

The best man therefore is the best person to fix these problems on the wedding day.  He also knows how to handle the groom’s girlfriend who is in town for a conference and wants to hook up with his friend, not knowing that he is just about to commit for life.

“He’s busy right now,” says the diplomatic best man.

Call me ignorant, but I don't know any cases where the phone rings during that critical question.

“Do you take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife?”

A ringtone, one of Rihanna’s songs disturbs the congregation.

“Sorry pastor.  I have to take this call.”

The morale of the story is:

  • Don’t drink and drive,
  • Don’t text and drive
  • Don’t take calls on your wedding day.

How about text messages?  Can I read them?  No.  Your phone is with the best man remember?


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