Well as I sadly watch the best sporting event I’ve ever witnessed come to a close I know not whether it will inspire a generation (I hope so) but I do know that it’s damn well inspired me! I’m desperate to get out there and get some sporting action on the go, the only problem is that I can very rarely get enough people together to actually get any games going. So I was thinking, the next time I will definitely have plenty of people all gathered in one place is probably my wedding day… I wonder what a wedding Olympics would be like?
Ladies and Gentlemen, Bride Vs Groom is proud to present…
THE 2012 WEDDING OLYMPICS
Inspire Wedding Elation
Event 1 – The Bouquet Throw
Traditionally a more popular sport for female athletes, marks are rewarded for height, distance and catch-ability. The thrower must have their back turned but further points are awarded if one of your own team catches the bouquet.
Event 2 – The 10m aisle sprint
Another sport dominated by women, points are awarded for grace and co-ordination. Time penalties given for falling flat on your face.
Event 3 – The Top Hat Discus
Frisbee style top hat throwing, the aim is to throw it as far as possible without getting shouted at by the bride.
Event 4 – The Wedding Dressage
Involves negotiating a series of obstacles without dirtying a huge meringue wedding dress. Additional points awarded for bridesmaid co-ordination
Event 5 – The 4x 100 Pint Relay
Successfully pass a series of pints to your mates without spilling any whilst elbowing your way to the dance floor.
Event 6 – The Unrhythmic Dad Dancing
Bit of a gymnastics event this one… the judges score will be based on lack of timing, arm flailing extension and lack of movement in the feet. If it’s a tie after 4 songs then it will go down to the judges discretion on overall levels of embarrassment.
Event 7 – The Modern Caketathlon
This is a mixed teams event: Athletes must cut five slices of cake as inefficiently as possible. Both members of the team must be holding the knife at all times and, as they must pose for photographs throughout, at no point can they actually look at the cake.
Event 8 – Unboxing
Couples must open as many boxes of presents (all of which are traditionally toasters) as they can cope with then write as many heartfelt thank you cards as possible in 60 seconds.
Event 9 – Speech Wrestling
Occasionally the Best Man or Father of the Bride allows their speech to go on just a little too long and must be wrestled to the ground. Extra points awarded for subtlety whilst points are deducted for spilling of champagne.
Event 10 – The Group Shooting
The final and very popular event, this involves getting the right people together at the right time to get the group photographs. Points deducted for poor posing, cheesy smiles and general complaining from the guests.
So there we have it, it’s going to be a great games!! Congratulations to absolutely everyone involved in making the other Olympic Games such a massive success and to Team GB for truly inspiring all of us with your incredible achievements!
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