‘My Way’ – FFF42

Matt the Book Blogger is back with another wonderful #FFF prompt (Flash Fiction Friday!)

Neon Music Sign

This week’s edition will be on (drum roll please)… Frank Sinatra’s My Way. Feel free to base responses of anything to do with the song, I always enjoy any different takes!

Today we have the wonderful voice of Frank Sinatra to croon along to inspire us! (Is the singing along just me?!) And the song is My Way, a true classic!

So… here goes!

No fuss.
No show.
No craziness.
No feeding the five thousand.
No people I have not seen since I was in nappies.
No functions for two weeks in advance.
Just you and me… and the family of course.
A few close friends.
Food that we like.
Music we choose.
Sorry if your mum doesn’t like it.
It’s not her day, it‘s mine… ours.
Gone are the days of the parents paying for everything.
We’ve saved up and can pay for everything.
We decide what our wedding will be like.
Sorry, consoling her is your problem, we’re doing this MY WAY!

And just for the record… I was totally not like this!

My wedding was done with the true pomp and circumstance of the average Indian wedding.. I still watch the video (yes, video, I am that old!) and see people I don’t have a clue about, enjoying the festivities!

Seven hundred and fifty guests were there on the day! And only 200 of them from the boys side! (Yes I know may western weddings would gasp at 200 for the entire guest list! But that was a very small amount for the baraat, or groom’s side!)

Our functions started in earnest the week before, and we actually had the opportunity to rent our neighbour’s house to sleep some of the multitude of family who came from various international destinations to attend my wedding!

Would I change it? Not a lot!

Maybe if it was up to me there wouldn’t be as many people there, but the rest of it, well that’s the fun of a Big Fat Indian Wedding!

23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. curtisbausse
    May 23, 2017 @ 19:52:44

    Sounds like a brilliant wedding you had – I think we might have had a dozen guests at ours!

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  3. The Indecisive Eejit
    May 21, 2017 @ 11:10:25

    Not detracting from the story, which was as always awesome, all I could think was, a week of celebrations, were you know absofeckinlutely knackered lol

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    • Ritu
      May 21, 2017 @ 11:43:46

      As the bride, I did nothing but celebrate, be beautified and waited on so for me it wasn’t too bad… waking at 5am on my wedding to get my makeup wasn’t fun though! then to top it off, a 3 hour journey after the reception to get to my new home town, the ceremonies there, and bed time not before 2am… that was tough!!! On top of exhausting myself with all the crying when I ‘left’ my parents!!!



  4. thebookblogger2014
    May 17, 2017 @ 21:27:59

    Haha I love the way the short sentences build up, and the individualism really caught the tone of the song. Thanks for taking part!
    Best wishes, Matt

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  5. Erika Kind
    May 17, 2017 @ 07:25:39

    Wow! That is really what I would call a big fat Indian wedding!!!

    Liked by 1 person


  6. syl65
    May 17, 2017 @ 05:42:38

    Just your description alone sounds amazing Sister!! Seven hundred and fifty guests!!

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  7. ladyleemanila
    May 16, 2017 @ 20:33:34

    cool wedding, Ritu 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  8. willowdot21
    May 16, 2017 @ 19:56:19

    Phew, just phew!! 💖☺️💜💝🎆

    Liked by 1 person


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