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Until the age of 9, I used to believe that marriage was a fancy church wedding that commenced in the bride and groom HAVING SEX in front of everyone. No wonder why I never wanted to get married.
I thought that you actually went to the moon on your honeymoon.
I used to think that lesbians would marry gay guys. The gay guys would turn into a woman and the lesbian would turn into a man.
As a young kid, I knew that a prince was the son of the king and queen. So I therefore deduced that Prince Philip must be the Queen's son. When I later learned that he was actually her husband, I then deduced that she'd married her son. I thought there was nothing stange about this, though - I guess the Oedipus story would've gone right over my head, in that case!
The first wedding I went to was last summer, so I wasn't too familiar with the exact wording the minister used when he wed the couple.
I used to think, when he asked the man, "Do you take, Ms. so and so, to be your awfully and dreaded wife?"
When I was little I was a flowergirl for my uncle's wedding. They were getting married outside and it was just a little windy so the first flower petal I threw down landed right in the bushes. I spent a panicy minute trying to get it out quickly thinking that the bride had to step dirrectly on every flower because she didn't know where she was going.
I used to believe that gay men and gay women got married to each other because I thought gay men thought they were girls and gay women thought they were boys
when i was about five it was my grandparents' wedding anniversary. My mum told me that it meant that they'd been married for forty years. I thought she meant that they got married again every year.
For several years after I first heard the term "bridal shower", I envisioned that it meant putting a bride, in her bridal gown, in the shower and turning the water on until she was soaked. I supposed she would be lucky if her gown completely dried out in time for the wedding.
i used to believe that everyone got married the day they graduated from college
When I was six or seven I asked my little brother to marry me when we were grown ups so that we could live in a house and collect rocks together. He agreed.
I used to think that it was illegal for the wife to be taller than the husband. When we visited my parents' friends, I was horrified to find that the wife was significantly taller than the husband. I remember looking out the back window as we were leaving and waving at them because I knew that they would get arrested soon.
My parents divorced when I was 5 years old. To get divorced, I thought they had to go to the church where they were married, and walk backwards from the front of the isle to the back. I even pictured my mother holding a bouquet during the reverse ceremony.
My parents have the same birthday. When I was little, this led me to believe that if you were going to marry someone, you HAD to have the same birthday!
When I was little I used to think that when you were ready to get married you went to this big room and just picked the man you wanted. I always thought I would pick Dr. Kildare.
When I was little, I used to believe that divorce was mandatory, and you were only allowed to be married for a specific period of time. I don't know what I thought happened afterwards, but I remember being in my mother's car in the driveway at the age of 4, listening to a song about everlasting love, and then saying "Yeah, until you get divorced." My mother thought I was being needlessly cynical, but I really thought that was what happened, and that someday in the distant future, my parents would get divorced.
When I was little, I used to think that a wedding was where people went, with the hope of finding the right partner and getting married there. I was therefore mystified when I first found out that my mum and dad knew each other before they were married!
I used to believe that when you got married you had to choose whether you wanted to be cremated or buried when you died. i used to feel sad that such a happy occassion should be marred by having to think about death. i also worried that i was running out of time to make my decision. (i was about 5 at the time)
I thought that children were not allowed to go to baby showers or wedding showers because it was an adults only event where they literally took showers together.
After watching too much English tv, I used to believe that only men named James could get married. When I realised there were hardly any men named James in Belgium (where I live) I cried for days thinking I'd never find a husband unless I moved to England.