""I have never seen a public "You may now kiss the bride", Yuk..""
Boy, you must not have been at the same weddings I have. I have been to several where the brother performing the ceremony had to give a cough to break up that first kiss, including my own.
"" The family speeches are usually interminable""
I'm not sure what you mean by family speeches, never been to a wedding with such.
""Entertainment usually consists of family games , no worldly music""
This really tells me that we traveled in different crowds. Games, at a wedding ? No wonder you were bored. As for music, live band at ours and NO they were NOT witnesses. Others that I have been to have had D.J.'s, some of which had major investments in equipment and cases of CD's. As for food, well there I can agree with you. The food can be varible some really good some really terrible.