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    Anyone having ideas or suggestions for traditions in firefighter weddings would be greatly appreciated. We're using the bagpipes, having the pike poles held up, a firetruck in front of the hall and trying to personalize with fire themed related decorations at the reception, Pleeeeease offer more suggestions, we want this to be a "hot" wedding!*lol* Our colors of course are red, black, silver and white. Thanks soooo much in advance!!

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    Lady you have got to be kidding us!

    How long have you or the husband to be been associated with the fire service? Has he ever made any one mad or upset with him? does he have a good relationship with others on the department?

    Do you know that firefighters are the biggest pranksters in the world? You really beleive that your wedding will go smooth and nothing will occur that will mar it?

    I am already thinking that you as the bride to be, will be taken away and and will miss the wedding night. The groom, if he is so lucky, will not have any problems, but as I have seen in the past, will be wet head to toe as well as you and the wedding night will be have to be postponed as some one will make sure he is drunk as cooty brown.

    Any who, I wish you all the happiness and sucess in the world. I would reconsider where I was going to be married though.






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    Wedding pictures at the station????
    Dalmations escorting Bride and Groom down the isle??

    Not much for ideas but then, I've never been to a FF wedding...

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    My wife and I were attending a wedding for a couple of friends. In a moment of silence, the local FD came screaming through a nearby intersection. The Q was coasting down and they had just let off the Grovers as they went by the church. I looked at my wife, and asked her why we didn't think of that at our wedding.

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    Quote-Wedding pictures at the station????

    Even better, have the wedding AT the station. Pull the trucks out of the bays and set up the chairs in the bays.
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    Then have the reception in the meeting or training area of the station. Be sure the groom gets his own separate cake with fire department decorations.
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    And make sure to get photos of people from the wedding sitting on the tailboards of the trucks during the reception. Good memories.
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    WOW, thanks for all the suggestions and pics but keep suggesting, I need all the help I can get and YES, now on the agenda, finding a rental dalmation! Thanks to all!!!

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    There was an idea that I saw on another forums a couple of years ago that I liked the idea of. If you are having placed seating for the guests put the placement cards on small matchbox Ladder trucks. Just raise the ladder and put the card underneath on top of the cab. I really wish that I would have used the idea at my wedding a few years back.

    Also, watch out for the Cans when you're leaving the church

    and Congratulations!!

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    Assuming the wedding will be at a Church, and the reception somewhere else, have the Bride and Groom chauffered from the Church to the party on a Fire Engine. Been there, did that.

    Just For Grins: 1. Plant a pager on someone in the wedding party, then arrange for the tones to go off....... 2. Rescue people can do this so fast you won't see it happen: Jack up the "Getaway Car" so the wheels are just off the ground, so when it is put in gear, it doesn't go anywhere. 3. IF you can get under the hood, a pound of Limberger Cheese placed on the exhaust manifold will smell good after a few miles down the road. I'll get back here with more as soon as I think of them.
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    Still looking for more ideas for my wedding, it's getting close..March 20th. We need a bagpipe player, where do I begin?Uugh~

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    I'm guessing here but: local armoury or legion? Pipe and drum bands exist within many occupations. FF, Police, Military
    Scottish friend of a friend?
    Ad in the local or big city paper?

    I can see it now:

    WANTED: Person with bag of pipes wanted for wedding. Call 555-...

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    ffbride2b, where are you located? I don't play the pipes myself, but I do know a few people who do!

    Some ideas that I have seen:

    The cheap plastic fire helmets used to hold party snacks at the reception. (after they are empty, and a few drinks are consumed, they usually end up on heads, so you may want to have extra if you do this.)

    Have all firefighters bring their helmets to the wedding or reception. I have seen pictures with all of them wearing them outside the church and I have seen another picture of just the helmets surrounding the bride, both were quite impressive.
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    I distinctly recall one FF wedding I attended. The bride and groom had no problem with inviting members of the department....but they really had no interest in getting the "BROTHERLY" treatment, if you know what I mean. So, we agreed to behave ourselves at the church.

    I can still remember the look on both their faces...turning around to glare at us while standing at the altar.....when they heard the unmistakable sound of diesel engines and air brakes, outside the church.

    Pranksters? Us?

    They exited the church to find two aerials fully extended...and supply lines laid to a hydrant. You can fill in the rest.

    They got over it. I think the groom finally talked to us about three years later.
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    Just got the bagpipe player, THANKS! We are having the chaplin marry us, I am walking under pike poles held by his fire buds out to the ceremony and we have a 1935 parade firetruck we are leaving on. And yes I already have the hats, big kids and small.*lol* We are cutting the cake with an axe and he will be in his dress blues. I bought little pails and had a flame put on it with fire dept. written on them and am filling them with red hots. Our cake topper is the best, it us custom made to match us both. What else am I forgetting? Keep sending the great info, thanks so much!!!

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