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signs you’re at a youth worker’s wedding

funny post over at the everyday images blog:

Signs you are at a youth worker’s wedding

Some youth workers are married. Others are single. Some will get married during their tenure as a youth worker (and this is in no way any sort of an announcement on my part). Here, then, are the signs that you are at a youth worker’s wedding:

* Rather than a soloist providing music prior to the service, there is a video loop that includes announcements, YouTube clips and the new Hillsong United music video.
* The youth worker half of the happy couple reads the vows from the notes he or she has written on his or her hand.
* Wedding song: David Crowder Band’s Our Love is Loud
* The couple registers at the Youth Specialties web site.
* The reception dinner is pizza and Mountain Dew … just pizza and Mountain Dew.
* There’s no head table at the reception, just a longer couch and larger bean bag chairs.
* Invitations went out on Facebook and included responses from friends of friends of friends from as far away as China.
* You don’t see a professional photographer, but there seems to be an awful lot of young people holding up their cell phones.
* Rather than a punch or champagne fountain, there’s line of Diet Coke bottles and packs of Mentos.
* Not only did you receive the initial invitation, you received reminders via Twitter, text, Facebook and a phone call to your parents.
* The wedding announcement may not appear in the local newspaper, but the couple really hopes that Marko or Josh blog about it.
* DJ? We don’t need a DJ, we have DDR and Guitar Hero!