Culture: Wedding or Divorce
Wedding Vow(el)s   (+5, -2)  [vote for, against]
Breathe Commitment Into The Marriage

The couple getting married each has an uninflated toy balloon. When it is time to declare vows (or at least "I Do s"), one partner blows up the balloon, passes it to the other. He/she inhales the breath of air in the balloon, then announces his/her committment vow using his/her partner's breath. (Edit: This action is then reversed for the other partner, of course.)

(Maybe more than marginally silly, but my wife suggested we do this at our wedding, which sealed the deal with her for me. If she hadn't then suggested we first fill the balloons with helium, I think we might have actually done it. )
-- Boomershine, Oct 13 2010

How poetically romanticle!! (:
-- bluebeaversscrubbingourfloors, Oct 13 2010

Weddings should do more to reflect the delightful silliness that they already are. Bun!
-- RayfordSteele, Oct 13 2010

Very neatly solves that pesky hyperventilating-at-the-altar problem, doesn't it? Bun! [+]
-- Grogster, Oct 13 2010

[marked-for-d3letion] let's all! Bun! Or wait ... no, no bun.
-- daseva, Oct 13 2010

Just no.
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 13 2010

[Max] Inhale first.
-- Boomershine, Oct 14 2010

I think the helium idea is the best one I've heard in years. Weddings are tedious things.
-- infidel, Oct 14 2010

I don't think this calls for a 'let's all.'
-- RayfordSteele, Oct 14 2010

If we "let's all" decide, does that mark us all for deletion, I wonder?
-- blissmiss, Oct 14 2010

//let's all ... - the author wants something some people are already doing to be more widely practiced, but doesn't provide a novel idea, invention or mechanism to allow it to be more widely practiced.//

Are people already doing this? Do I care whether more people practice it? (No.) Just an idea that made us giggle. It still does. YMMV.
-- Boomershine, Oct 14 2010

//YMMV// Your mother mutilates voles? That's a bit of a harsh response to an mfd...
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 14 2010

It is. My apologies.

I meant YMMM. Moles, not voles. You can understand the mistake, I'm sure.
-- Boomershine, Oct 14 2010

How about sulfur hexafluoride for one and helium for the other so one would have a deep voice the other high and squeeky. That's a comedy spectacular right there.
-- doctorremulac3, Oct 14 2010

//That's a comedy spectacular right there.//

Whoa, [doc], you're running this idea off the tracks here! You'll have the congregation playing the Wedding March on kazoos (which was my daughter's idea for her own wedding).
-- Boomershine, Oct 14 2010

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