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To not want to sit in silence to watch someone's wedding video?

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Mittensonkittens Sun 27-Oct-13 20:30:48

Our niece got married three weeks ago. We attended the wedding. Dh's family have been OBSESSED with the wedding, especially bil and sil.

Today we were at my pil's when they popped round (niece, her husband, sil and bil) with the wedding video so we could watch it (great, would not have gone if I'd known). They kept calling it the "greatest film of the century" and laughing, but I think they may have been serious.

So they put it on and then we had to sit and watch it and every time someone spoke bil would say "shhhh shhhh this is a good bit coming up" and glare so eventually everyone sat in silence for two and a half hours. We tried to make a break for it twice but both times bil was all "no stay stay there's a great bit coming up." Yes, we were there only three weeks ago, Im fairly sure i can remember what happens next. The only time we were allowed to speak was after Bil's speech when we were encouraged to bestow lots of praise and astonishment at how brilliant it was. Bil rewound parts of it twice hmm

We also had to listen to all the guests saying congratulations at the end as they filmed a personal message from each guest, which basically went "congratulations niece and dh, we hope you'll have a great life together." It went on for quite some time. Lovely for them I'm sure but given that we had no idea who most of these people were it did get slightly monotonous.

Aibu to not want to spend two and a half hours watching a wedding DVD in silence, especially since I attended the wedding only three weeks ago in person? Or am I just mean?

Panzee Sun 27-Oct-13 20:32:53

Oh Jesus, I don't know how you did it. I would have started giggling and been asked to leave.

Nyborg Sun 27-Oct-13 20:33:10


WorraLiberty Sun 27-Oct-13 20:33:55

You do sound a bit mean spirited but I can see how it must have been a bit annoying.

Still it's done now.

Mittensonkittens Sun 27-Oct-13 20:37:18

See I think it's just really different to how I am, I didn't want a wedding video when we got married because I hate myself on video, although I know lots of people do have them, comes down to personal choice I guess. But if we had I can't imagine making people watch it in reverent silence, mainly because I wouldn't have thought anyone else would be interested!

starsandunicorns Sun 27-Oct-13 20:38:48

Oh good grief think myself and dp would made a beeline to the door and just left dp can be blunt sometimes though we rarly speak to either of our familes

Sparklingbrook Sun 27-Oct-13 20:39:06

Hahahaha. Only thing more boring than the actual wedding-the wedding on video. grin

I would have had an 'emergency' to deal with and left.

Bigfingers Sun 27-Oct-13 20:39:39

YADNBU that is hysterical awful, mittens. I don't think you sound mean-spirited grin

Next time you need to say you have the shits grin

Sparklingbrook Sun 27-Oct-13 20:40:41

<arf> at 'there's a good bit coming up'. V unlikely.

Mittensonkittens Sun 27-Oct-13 20:40:52

A significant portion of it was set to panpipes "my heart will go on" by Celine Dion. I am not a fan of it when Celine Dion sings it, who knew panpipes were even worse?

Mittensonkittens Sun 27-Oct-13 20:41:51

Yes sparkling I wanted to say "do you mean the end?"

Sparklingbrook Sun 27-Oct-13 20:41:59

hahaha it gets worse better Mittens.

Sparklingbrook Sun 27-Oct-13 20:43:01

Did the video start with some cringey engagement still pics Mittens?

Mittensonkittens Sun 27-Oct-13 20:44:01

No, it started with baby pictures of the bride and groom. Then childhood pictures. Then cringey engagement stills.
Set to panpipes. Obviously.

Sparklingbrook Sun 27-Oct-13 20:45:18

Oh no. I almost want to see it now. Baby pictures? grin And hear it too. How do you look on it? Anyone caught saying anything they shouldn't?

SauvignonBlanche Sun 27-Oct-13 20:46:58

Sounds hideous! grin

runawaysimba Sun 27-Oct-13 20:47:39

Oh, Jesus. I thought the point of wedding videos was for the newlyweds to relive the day, and that's it. Why is it okay to subject you to two and a half hours of anything you didn't agree to?

WhoNickedMyName Sun 27-Oct-13 20:47:44

Congratulations - I never thought I'd find someone with a worse video experience than mine - having to sit thru a 30 minute DVD of a friends 3d baby scan, but you beat me hands down.

Two and a half hours?!

I'd have had to feign a sudden attack of the shits or something.

Sparklingbrook Sun 27-Oct-13 20:48:54

YY the wedding video should be watched by the bride and groom then put in the loft forever with the wedding album and the dried bouquet.

Mittensonkittens Sun 27-Oct-13 20:49:04

Most of it was set to panpipes, only the vows and speeches that you could hear. So it was a long two and a half hours. Mainly people milling around.

I'm barely on it, thank god. I made an effort to stay out of shot. My hair looked good though grin

Bigfingers Sun 27-Oct-13 20:49:10

oh dear lord it sounds frightful.

Forewarned is forearmed - next it will be the baby birth video, then the yearly video of liddlediddums - plan for next time...

ipswichwitch Sun 27-Oct-13 20:51:46

Yanbu. I can't help but go all glassy eyed when having to watch a DVD of a wedding I was at and already know all the "good bits" of. Especially when expected to watch 2.5hrs of it in silence with rewound "highlights" - god I would have died of boredom.
I dis have the experience of sitting through an ILs wedding DVD recently and had to play "guess which guest that was" since the camera man only recorded close ups of boobs and kept cutting off the heads. That was a fun 2 hours.

Sparklingbrook Sun 27-Oct-13 20:51:47

Ooh yes a live birth video set to pan pipes next.

ThePinkOcelot Sun 27-Oct-13 20:52:15

That's 2.5 hours of your life you will never get back! YANBU! How tedious!

puntasticusername Sun 27-Oct-13 20:52:35

Roflmao, panpipes grin

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