Wedding in Progress, Please be Considerate

So the boys and I tokk our bikes to Lake Benson park in Garner, NC. There they have a 1.2 mile paved bike trail that is mostly flat and it’s a great place to ride with the boys.

On our second circuit we noticed some people setting up a bunch of white chairs. By the start of our fourth circuit they were still setting up but the placed a sign in the middle of the bike path clearly meant to disuade people from going any further that said Wedding in Progress – Please be Considerate.

I find it ironic that someone can be so insanely self-absorbed to actually hold a wedding next to a bike path and expect to be able to close down a bike path in a public park. Please be considerate indeed.

So on our way back to the truck we had ride up the road instead of the bike path and Wesley was almost run over the rednecks coming into the park for the wedding.

If you choose to hold an event in a public park don’t expect the public to stop using it.

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  1. Most likely, as it is in the park where I work–the individuals that elect to hold a wedding at a park shelter are doing so more out of financial necessity rather than the idea that their dream wedding would be held next to a playground on a weedy patch of turf covered in dog crap. In a perfect world they would probably be able to have the soft lighting and elegant decor that most people dream of in a wedding.

    Unfortunately there are some that cannot afford to drop 10K on a private rental facility for their guests to do the chicken dance and/or the YMCA within the quiet confines of a banquet facility.

    They still are so insanely self-absorbed to believe they have the right to celebrate their special day just as much as any other redneck. Instead of a festooned cathedral they host it in a public park and simply ask by means of a poorly drawn sign that you take 30 minutes out of your 4th circuit to afford them that moment with their family and friends.

    I would consider the real irony here to be that the revenue generated from events like shelter rentals and weddings are the entire reason that this public-use area can afford to have a paved bike trail. You should consider sending them a thank you card.

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