Twice As Nice

No longer merely a quick visit to the city hall, the second wedding is getting to be just as extravagant as the first

Thanks to her in-laws' meticulous planning, Kristy Anderberg's first wedding was the stuff of memories. Painful memories. She was 19. It was 1974. Her bridal shower, held at a Ramada Inn in Marshall, Minn., featured a synchronized swim team towing an inflatable plastic pool overflowing with gifts. "It was so embarrassing," says Anderberg, who remembers sitting mortified in a lawn chair as the garish flotilla paddled toward her. Worse still, Anderberg's mother-in-law insisted on dressing the groomsmen in light blue tuxes (they matched her other son's eyes) for the ceremony. "She was worried because he didn't have a girlfriend," Anderberg says,...

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