A Nude Wedding Would at Least Make for One Hell of an Interesting Conga Line

Say What!? 9

wedding bouquetHave you ever thought about getting married in the buff? Yeah, me neither. And you know why you haven't? Because your wedding album would look a lot like the matrimonial scrapbook Nick and Wendy Lowe of New Zealand are stuck with ... until death do they part. See, for the last six years, Nick and Wendy Lowe have been living the "naturism" lifestyle, as they call it ... so, naturismly (?) they exchanged vows at the Wellington Naturist Club, where formal events don't require formal wear. Ba-dum-bump.

(Except during dinner, interestingly enough. Which, at that point, what's the difference?! Although I guess watching Uncle Fred scarf down shrimp cocktail sans pants would be a real appetite-killer.) As if weddings weren't painful enough.

Oh lord, oh holy lord. Naked conga line?! Feeling hot, hot, hot, indeed.

But here's the real question: What would you do if you were invited to a clothing-optional wedding? Apparently only about 50% of the guests wore only their birthday suits to the ceremony. Which side of the church would be more uncomfortable: Shirts or skins?.

The only real winners in this scenario, as far as I'm concerned, would be the bridesmaids, of course. No tacky, $300 dress you'll "totally wear again!" (With matching pumps. Gag.)

Would you ever consider getting hitched in the nude?


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Pinkmani Pinkmani

Um... no!

I don't want to see my aunt's big 'ol saggy tits or get jealous of my cousin's stretch-mark and cellulite free body. And when you get old the carpet and drapes stop matching... Haha! HELL NO! 

small... smallfryes

So I guess she didn't 'say yes to the dress,' I'm guessing?

eupeptic eupeptic

In 2004 I did some searching online to see what effects being raised by nudists has on children as many people have the attitude that the human body is something that is offensive and should be hidden, especially from children. What I found is that children raised by nudists: have a more positive body image; have more self-confidence and self-esteem; are more accepting, respectful, and less judgmental of themselves and others (the human body is not disturbing to those who are familiar with it in all of its natural shapes, sizes, ages, and forms. All the variations of the human body are just viewed as being normal. Animals come in all forms, shapes, sizes, colors, etc. and we often aren't as judgmental about their bodies as we are about people's bodies - so why do we treat people with less respect [i.e., more judgmental and less accepting] than we treat animals with? Are animals more important or valuable to us than humans are?); are friendlier; are less controlling of others; are more open, educated, and knowledgeable about the human body and sexuality rather than ignorant, misinformed, and repressed; are more loving and affectionate with those they care about (and thus they are happier, healthier, and more mentally stable than the average person is).

A couple pages I found today that go into more detail on this can be read here and here. (The second link goes into more detail than the first but they each bring up a number of different points.)

jalaz77 jalaz77

No thanks.

Blues... Blueshark77

NO WAY!!! Who wants to see their family naked and wants their family to see them naked? Obviously I wasn't raised by nudists.

RiotP... RiotPixie

I'm gonna have too agree with eupeptic.

Cel7777 Cel7777

I believe that you can teach your children that the human body is beautiful and not shameful without being a nudist. Just because something is "private" doesn't mean it's bad or dirty.

babyb... babybirch

My husband and I discussed doing this ... we have always been very comfortable in our own skin and are not ashamed of nudity. I think the human body is beautiful, old or young, black or white and I am not ashamed to look at it, and neither is he. We have no problem with nudity - I have been bare-breasted around his family while his sister and I nursed our babies, and most of his family has seen me nude while I gave birth at home. In the end we just decided to have a barefoot wedding in the woods because we figured most people wouldn't show up to a nude wedding.

Patty Mayo

I just feel like it would be awkward for the father of the bride to be handing over his naked daughter to a naked man... just sayin!

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