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January 7, 2022 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Hot air and rolling stock

Bierwagen Draft Beer Truck available fo weddings (Image: Bierwagen website)

Bierwagen Draft Beer Truck dressed up and ready to go.(Image: Bierwagen website)

The old saying goes, “Can’t dress up a dump truck.” Or can you?

The annual Bridal Extravaganza opens this weekend with all sorts of ways to spend your money so you have none left for a decent residence  opportunities to make your wedding day unique and memorable. (Which brides are finding is getting more and more difficult each year…apparently it’s a competitive sport now.)

Couple in wedding bouncy house without shoes. (image: Jump into bliss image)

“Woo-whoo. As bubbly as champaign without the lightheadedness and hangover…well, maybe a sprained ankle or hangnail or two…”(Screenshot: Jumpintoblisshouston.com )

How about showing just how head over heels you are about taking the traditional ceremonial wedding vows in a bouncy house?

Just like being on a cloud.

(It is sooo not for children anymore. What says “Mom and Dad look how grown up I am” more than a wedding in a bouncy house?)

There’s also the opportunity to up sell the basic package customize to make it the Bouncy of your dreams: personalized garlands in style/colors of your choice, various draperies, and maybe do something so the mat at the entry doesn’t look like a remembered at the last minute burlap door mat.

Use indoors or out – if anchored down securely…bad omen to have it float off and disappear suddenly, or for anyone to appear unstable.

Whimsical and dreamy. Perfect setting for that starry-eyed song “We’ve only just begun….”

couple kissing in bouncy house with balloons (image screenshot

“Honey, if the wind comes up as expected, we’ll save by not needing flight tickets for our honeymoon trip.”(screenshot jumpintoblisshouston.com)

And there’s the opportunity to up sell the basic package customize to make it the Bouncy of your dreams: personalized garlands in style/colors of your choice, various draperies, and maybe do something so the mat at the entry doesn’t look like a remembered at the last minute burlap mat.

Use indoors or out – if anchored down securely…bad omen to have it float off and disappear suddenly, or for anyone to appear unstable.

Whimsical and dreamy. Perfect setting for that starry-eyed song “We’ve only just begun….”

Bride / woman in driver's seat of wedding beverage vehicle (Screenshot: the vintage brew.com

“Kick it, Mom. So you paid over $5,000.00 for this dress. It’s a one time only outfit.” (Screenshot: thevintagebrew.com)

While brides desire romantic surroundings for actual wedding service, can’t neglect the reception setting either.

Nothing promotes elegance and best behavior partly manners by attendees like a truck with beer on tap.

Naw, no one will dare stick their mouth directly under the tap and turn it on. That’s only in movies

Here, it’s all in fun and cuteness.

Love the way the companies sell the idea of their trucks making delightful backdrops for wedding pictures. Mother of the Brides probably adore that.

Couple drinking beers in front of draft beer wedding truck (Image: Bierwagen website)

 Oh, right. That’s exactly the wedding picture parents want in that expensive wedding album.(Image: Bierwagentx.com)

Small wedding companies are getting creative much to the delight of grooms, and their trendsetting brides.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge

Bride and groom about to toss bridal bouquet ( Screenshot bierwagentx.com)

“Babe, please hold my hand tight so I don’t fall down while tossing the bouquet. Feelin’ just a little dizzy.” (Screenshot: bierwagentx.com)

 

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  1. shoreacres / Jan 7 2022 5:43 pm

    Sometimes when I see these bulletins from the land of the riche, nouveau or otherwise, I can’t escape the feeling 19th century anthropologists must have had when the first photographs from Pago Pago or the Amazon began to arrive, and they thought, “Who knew there are people actually living like that?”

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  2. pIEdTyPe / Jan 7 2022 5:54 pm

    The times they certainly are a-changin’.

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  3. 1bl0gr3ad3r / Jan 7 2022 6:52 pm

    Kinda makes me understand the progression now. Over the top for proms; must be a perfect event to propose; “say yes to the dress” mentality and bouncy houses for wedding venues; then crazy receptions; and followed by over the top reveal events for babies on the way. Wow.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 8 2022 2:11 pm

      Back in ancient days, Moms used to deny teens trappings meant for later by saying things like “If you do/get all that now what do you have to look forward to when you are older ( and have earned it)?” No designer clothes for toddlers or designer purses for elementary school…
      Might have been some logic and common sense in that?
      Of course that was before FB and social media “truthful” /envious representation of everyone’s lives HAHA
      Will simple but tasteful classic sophistication ever become the most desirable again?
      Thanks for sifting through the fluff to comment

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  4. Kate Crimmins / Jan 8 2022 6:57 am

    What happened to the justice of the peace or a chapel wedding? Things are ridiculous these days. Makes me wonder if people have too much money or too much time.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 8 2022 2:06 pm

      If it’s not over the top is it worth doing? Social media photo ops and all….
      Will be relieved when “understated” and “private” ever comes back in style.
      Thanks for taking time to reconstruct a comment a here (Hope the Realm leader cats are having better days there this weekend!)

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  5. Littlesundog / Jan 8 2022 7:33 am

    We quit attending weddings that we felt were just over the top. It’s a lot of ridiculousness. It moves on with more pomp and parade with baby showers. Not just a shower for the firstborn, but for each subsequent child, which must have a completely different theme. We just say “no” to all of that. I didn’t grow up entitled… and thank goodness. There seems to be a lot of foolishness and self-absorption involved!

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  6. Helen Devries / Jan 8 2022 8:03 am

    That bouncy thing is the ideal revenge device for a spurned suitor….or a mother in law who does not wish to be one…

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  7. Curt Mekemson / Jan 8 2022 10:23 am

    Might be more fun on the wedding night… just saying.

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  8. Endless Weekend / Jan 13 2022 3:39 pm

    Love how you observed that weddings are turning into a competitive sport 🙂 Now, to kick it up a notch, how about daring bridzillas and their groomszillas hire a wedding planner who’s also a divorce attorney as well? 😛

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 13 2022 5:37 pm

      One well versed in pet custody arrangements.
      Thanks for hopping in to join the conversation

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      • Endless Weekend / Jan 13 2022 5:44 pm

        Lol, I like the new level of complexity with pet custody arrangements. Let’s make sure that pet-support (like child support) is also added into the equation 🙂 All good things to think about as one contemplates marriage? :O

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        • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 13 2022 5:57 pm

          People can complicate anything it seems. That starry-eyed period doesn’t last forever for many. (Wonder if the judge takes into consideration whom the pet seems to prefer?)

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