Bridesmaid Who ‘Went to’ Wedding via iPad Is Totally Lame (VIDEO)


ipad bridesmaidThere comes a point in every person's life when they have to shell out cash for a plane ticket to attend a loved one's wedding. Sure, it's a pain, but we do it anyway. Because these people are important to us. And it's important to them that we're there. However, Renee, a bridesmaid at Jonathan Alberico and Jamie Wilborn's wedding, feels differently. She attended her friend's wedding via iPad.

According to the bride, Renee "called dibs on being a bridesmaid" when the couple first got engaged. But since she couldn't physically make it, she asked to be walked down the aisle -- in what appears to be a long sleeve t-shirt -- in the arms of a groomsman. Who was holding an iPad like an idiot.

Sweet gesture? Ehhh, perhaps. But I've gotta say, the groomsman looked none too pleased to make the trip to the altar holding an Apple device -- and he looked even more awkward standing up next to the other groomsman propping it up during the ceremony.

I've searched high and low, and I can't seem to find the actual reason for Renee's physical absence. If it had anything to do with her health, then, sure, this is a perfectly fine idea (still, a tad odd). But if it simply was a money or an I-couldn't-take-off-work thing, LAME.

A wedding is one of the most special moments in a couple's life. Yes, it's inconvenient having to take off work and purchase a plane ticket, hotel, and rental car, but it's totally worth it. Because you get to be there to share in the joy of your friends or family on their big day. And I'm sorry, but as wonderful as technology is, you just can't get that from watching it "via satellite."

Also, if you ask me, the iPad at the wedding took away from the bride a little bit. As lovely as Jamie looked, how can you not stare at a man in a tuxedo holding an iPad with a close-up of a woman's face?

I say if you can't make it to your friend's wedding, just wait for the pictures instead. And if you can't do that, and need to be there digitally, at least throw on a frilly dress.

Check out the video.

What do you think of this iPad bridesmaid?




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Kayla... KaylasMamaJ

Agreed.  Totally lame.

Beths... Bethsunshine

I think she was really rude and inconsiderate!! If she can't be there for the wedding, then she shoudl have had the courtesy to tell the bride in plenty of time, so that she could make other arrangements. Then again, the BRIDE should have not allowed the groomsman to carry the silly ipad down the aisle.

nonmember avatar Diana

Lame!!! She could have at least dresses up for the occasion. She looks like she just rolled out of bed.

nmmama09 nmmama09

I concur, LAME! And a bit tacky. The "bridesmaid" could have at least fancied herself up, if she cared enough to "call dibs" on a wedding she wouldn't even be at. I'm wondering why the bride would want an ipad bridesmaid at her wedding. Must be one heck of a friend.

nmmama09 nmmama09

Then again, the men are proudly displaying their suspenders.....

nonmember avatar Jamie

Lame? Really people? What I think is you guys ragging on someone's special day. I mean, seriously? That's messed up. The bride obviously was ok with her friend not being there and being able to fly to Denver for the wedding. And then you guys waste your time and energy bitching about this? Get a life. That is totally wrong. How would you feel if a bunch of people bitched about your special day? That special day that you spent so much time and money to make perfect?

Wish2Be Wish2Be

I agree that its rude and inconsiderate. Its beyond lame and it speaks volumes for the bride. She obviously cant hold her ground and tell her "friend" what really needs to be said. This sad.

Ataem... Ataemommy

What a bunch of bitches. You have NO idea what precluded this woman from missing out on her friend's wedding (a health condition, perhaps?) but have no problems blasting her anyway. And guess what? It's not your wedding; it's the bride's -- and she obviously wanted to have her friend there in SOME form, otherwise she never would have come up with this idea.

How about you let people have their own wedding and decide what's important to them instead of trying to do it in your snarky, catty, bitchy judgmental manner for them?

bether89 bether89

I would attend the wedding as a guest on the Ipad instead of a bridesmaid.

nonmember avatar wvandenberg12

Maybe the problem here isn't the people. Maybe the problem isn't that someone who couldn't attend her friend's wedding wanted to be there in some physical sense, and found a creative way to do so.

Have you guessed what the real problem is yet?

It's the technology. We need to be aware that bringing so called "gadgets" into our lives is tantamount to national treason. The machines, a precious few years from sentience, are able to see our most personal moments. Do you really want to allow the future overlords of our country an inside view into this sacred, important human ceremony?

I for one would like to be married someday, and if that day is to be robot overlord free, then we need to stop giving technology the upper hand.

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