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motter1975
08-20-2008, 12:44 PM
Hey guys, got a question for you.

I'm getting married in January, and would like to do a Terrible Towel wave as we're leaving the reception. (And amazingly, have gotten the okay from my fiance the Bears Fan...but then again, he knows a great team when he sees one!) I got the idea from one of the members on the other board, who had posted pictures of his wedding. Can't remember who it was, or if he made the switch over to here.

My question is, do any of you know where you can get terrible towels in bulk? We're expecting about 150 people, and while my family has their own terrible towels that they can bring, many of the other guests don't.

Also, as purely a matter of opinion, do you all think it would take away from it if we used regular gold towels instead of buying a ton of official terrible towels. Would still have the terrible towels that family brings, but just have regular towels mixed in. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Anyway, thanks for any input or suggestions you all might have.

Shawn
08-20-2008, 12:51 PM
Getting the ok...and her being excited about...are two different things.

This is just my opinion...so take it for what it's worth. Weddings are for the future wife. They are not for the guy. I married my wife at the justice of the peace...downtown and was very happy doing so. The wife said, "she is ok with it". Later I find out...she wasn't ok with it. So, we had a ceremony 7 months later. I couldn't care less about a ceremony but she wanted the memory. I don't think she would want that memory filled with sports memorablia...and chants of we dey. You have the rest of your life to root for your Steelers.

That is just one man's opinion...take it for what its worth.

Mel Blount's G
08-20-2008, 12:59 PM
:o Hey now, if it falls through, give me a call and I will shower you with all of the TT's you want!! :tt2
















j/k :wink: Can't help you w/ the bulk thing but I'd say gold towels w/ a black magic marker application might suffice

motter1975
08-20-2008, 12:59 PM
Getting the ok...and her being excited about...are two different things.

This is just my opinion...so take it for what it's worth. Weddings are for the future wife. They are not for the guy. I married my wife at the justice of the peace...downtown and was very happy doing so. The wife said, "she is ok with it". Later I find out...she wasn't ok with it. So, we had a ceremony 7 months later. I couldn't care less about a ceremony but she wanted the memory. I don't think she would want that memory filled with sports memorablia...and chants of we dey. You have the rest of your life to root for your Steelers.

That is just one man's opinion...take it for what its worth.


Difference is...I AM the bride to be! And in this case, yes, I do want the sports memorabilia and chants of we dey!

SteelerNation1
08-20-2008, 01:04 PM
Hey guys, got a question for you.

I'm getting married in January, and would like to do a Terrible Towel wave as we're leaving the reception. (And amazingly, have gotten the okay from my fiance the Bears Fan...but then again, he knows a great team when he sees one!) I got the idea from one of the members on the other board, who had posted pictures of his wedding. Can't remember who it was, or if he made the switch over to here.

My question is, do any of you know where you can get terrible towels in bulk? We're expecting about 150 people, and while my family has their own terrible towels that they can bring, many of the other guests don't.

Also, as purely a matter of opinion, do you all think it would take away from it if we used regular gold towels instead of buying a ton of official terrible towels. Would still have the terrible towels that family brings, but just have regular towels mixed in. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Anyway, thanks for any input or suggestions you all might have.
Motter,
I was the one who had all the guests at our reception wave Terrible Towels as we were introduced! It was actually a surprise from my wife. Anyway, she called the Steelers directly and purchased like 300 Towels and then her and her mom ironed our faces on them. :tt1 She is not home at the moment, but when she gets home, I'll ask her who she called, etc. I think it would be neat to wave any yellow towel at the wedding, but I think it would be AWESOME if they were all Terrible Towels. It is something I will never forget!!!!!!!!!

AngryAsian
08-20-2008, 01:08 PM
Getting the ok...and her being excited about...are two different things.

This is just my opinion...so take it for what it's worth. Weddings are for the future wife. They are not for the guy. I married my wife at the justice of the peace...downtown and was very happy doing so. The wife said, "she is ok with it". Later I find out...she wasn't ok with it. So, we had a ceremony 7 months later. I couldn't care less about a ceremony but she wanted the memory. I don't think she would want that memory filled with sports memorablia...and chants of we dey. You have the rest of your life to root for your Steelers.

That is just one man's opinion...take it for what its worth.


Difference is...I AM the bride to be! And in this case, yes, I do want the sports memorabilia and chants of we dey!


That's just classic. :lol: :lol: :lol: :tt2

MeetJoeGreene
08-20-2008, 01:16 PM
Getting the ok...and her being excited about...are two different things.

This is just my opinion...so take it for what it's worth. Weddings are for the future wife. They are not for the guy. I married my wife at the justice of the peace...downtown and was very happy doing so. The wife said, "she is ok with it". Later I find out...she wasn't ok with it. So, we had a ceremony 7 months later. I couldn't care less about a ceremony but she wanted the memory. I don't think she would want that memory filled with sports memorablia...and chants of we dey. You have the rest of your life to root for your Steelers.

That is just one man's opinion...take it for what its worth.




Difference is...I AM the bride to be! And in this case, yes, I do want the sports memorabilia and chants of we dey!
Just don't chant "WE DEY!!!" on your honeymoon night.


:lol: :shock:

SteelerNation1
08-20-2008, 01:18 PM
Ok,
Got the details from the wife. Either call the Steelers Customer Service line at 1-412-323-1200 (I think this is the ticket office #, but they'll get you connected to who you need to talk to.) Or, call The Mike Feinberg Co. at (412) 471-2922. He is a retailer in Pittsburgh. My wife thinks she paid about $5 a towel. Good luck! :tt2 :tt2 :tt2 :tt2 :tt2 :tt2 :tt2 :tt2

motter1975
08-20-2008, 01:27 PM
Hey guys, got a question for you.

I'm getting married in January, and would like to do a Terrible Towel wave as we're leaving the reception. (And amazingly, have gotten the okay from my fiance the Bears Fan...but then again, he knows a great team when he sees one!) I got the idea from one of the members on the other board, who had posted pictures of his wedding. Can't remember who it was, or if he made the switch over to here.

My question is, do any of you know where you can get terrible towels in bulk? We're expecting about 150 people, and while my family has their own terrible towels that they can bring, many of the other guests don't.

Also, as purely a matter of opinion, do you all think it would take away from it if we used regular gold towels instead of buying a ton of official terrible towels. Would still have the terrible towels that family brings, but just have regular towels mixed in. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Anyway, thanks for any input or suggestions you all might have.
Motter,
I was the one who had all the guests at our reception wave Terrible Towels as we were introduced! It was actually a surprise from my wife. Anyway, she called the Steelers directly and purchased like 300 Towels and then her and her mom ironed our faces on them. :tt1 She is not home at the moment, but when she gets home, I'll ask her who she called, etc. I think it would be neat to wave any yellow towel at the wedding, but I think it would be AWESOME if they were all Terrible Towels. It is something I will never forget!!!!!!!!!


Thanks!!! I couldn't remember for the life of me who it was, but I thought it was just the coolest idea. Didn't think I could get the Bears fan to go with it, but he said he thought it would be a great idea, and would have no problem with it. So now it's just a matter of figuring out the cost of it all...it's a great thought, but as much as we're spending on the rest of it, it may be too cost prohibitive to do all terrible towels. But yeah, if you could get me who she called, that would be awesome! Thanks so much!

Shawn
08-20-2008, 02:06 PM
Getting the ok...and her being excited about...are two different things.

This is just my opinion...so take it for what it's worth. Weddings are for the future wife. They are not for the guy. I married my wife at the justice of the peace...downtown and was very happy doing so. The wife said, "she is ok with it". Later I find out...she wasn't ok with it. So, we had a ceremony 7 months later. I couldn't care less about a ceremony but she wanted the memory. I don't think she would want that memory filled with sports memorablia...and chants of we dey. You have the rest of your life to root for your Steelers.

That is just one man's opinion...take it for what its worth.


Difference is...I AM the bride to be! And in this case, yes, I do want the sports memorabilia and chants of we dey!

LMAO...I had no idea you are a woman. Then by all means...you get terrible towels!!! :)

motter1975
08-20-2008, 02:13 PM
Ok,
Got the details from the wife. Either call the Steelers Customer Service line at 1-412-323-1200 (I think this is the ticket office #, but they'll get you connected to who you need to talk to.) Or, call The Mike Feinberg Co. at (412) 471-2922. He is a retailer in Pittsburgh. My wife thinks she paid about $5 a towel. Good luck! :tt2 :tt2 :tt2 :tt2 :tt2 :tt2 :tt2 :tt2


Thank you!!!!

motter1975
08-20-2008, 02:15 PM
Getting the ok...and her being excited about...are two different things.

This is just my opinion...so take it for what it's worth. Weddings are for the future wife. They are not for the guy. I married my wife at the justice of the peace...downtown and was very happy doing so. The wife said, "she is ok with it". Later I find out...she wasn't ok with it. So, we had a ceremony 7 months later. I couldn't care less about a ceremony but she wanted the memory. I don't think she would want that memory filled with sports memorablia...and chants of we dey. You have the rest of your life to root for your Steelers.

That is just one man's opinion...take it for what its worth.


Difference is...I AM the bride to be! And in this case, yes, I do want the sports memorabilia and chants of we dey!

LMAO...I had no idea you are a woman. Then by all means...you get terrible towels!!! :)

No worries---I know it's tough to tell the difference on this board sometimes, but yes, I'm one of the Steeler Women posters! Thanks for the input though!

Flasteel
08-20-2008, 05:45 PM
Getting the ok...and her being excited about...are two different things.

This is just my opinion...so take it for what it's worth. Weddings are for the future wife. They are not for the guy. I married my wife at the justice of the peace...downtown and was very happy doing so. The wife said, "she is ok with it". Later I find out...she wasn't ok with it. So, we had a ceremony 7 months later. I couldn't care less about a ceremony but she wanted the memory. I don't think she would want that memory filled with sports memorablia...and chants of we dey. You have the rest of your life to root for your Steelers.

That is just one man's opinion...take it for what its worth.


Difference is...I AM the bride to be! And in this case, yes, I do want the sports memorabilia and chants of we dey!

LMAO...I had no idea you are a woman. Then by all means...you get terrible towels!!! :)

Well, based on the original post, it was either made by the bride or it was one of those gay weddings :shock:

If you've got the cash to burn, go for the real thing and everyone can keep it as a momento (hopefully there will be no rival fans in attendance who would deface their towel). $750 is a lot of money when you consider everything you guys have to shell out, so if it must be done, I personally don't see anything wrong with gold towels.

Shawn
08-20-2008, 06:06 PM
Getting the ok...and her being excited about...are two different things.

This is just my opinion...so take it for what it's worth. Weddings are for the future wife. They are not for the guy. I married my wife at the justice of the peace...downtown and was very happy doing so. The wife said, "she is ok with it". Later I find out...she wasn't ok with it. So, we had a ceremony 7 months later. I couldn't care less about a ceremony but she wanted the memory. I don't think she would want that memory filled with sports memorablia...and chants of we dey. You have the rest of your life to root for your Steelers.

That is just one man's opinion...take it for what its worth.

Not that there is anything wrong with that.


Difference is...I AM the bride to be! And in this case, yes, I do want the sports memorabilia and chants of we dey!

LMAO...I had no idea you are a woman. Then by all means...you get terrible towels!!! :)

Well, based on the original post, it was either made by the bride or it was one of those gay weddings :shock:

If you've got the cash to burn, go for the real thing and everyone can keep it as a momento (hopefully there will be no rival fans in attendance who would deface their towel). $750 is a lot of money when you consider everything you guys have to shell out, so if it must be done, I personally don't see anything wrong with gold towels.

Not that there is anything wrong with that. :)

ramblinjim
08-20-2008, 06:33 PM
Getting the ok...and her being excited about...are two different things.

This is just my opinion...so take it for what it's worth. Weddings are for the future wife. They are not for the guy. I married my wife at the justice of the peace...downtown and was very happy doing so. The wife said, "she is ok with it". Later I find out...she wasn't ok with it. So, we had a ceremony 7 months later. I couldn't care less about a ceremony but she wanted the memory. I don't think she would want that memory filled with sports memorablia...and chants of we dey. You have the rest of your life to root for your Steelers.

That is just one man's opinion...take it for what its worth.


Difference is...I AM the bride to be! And in this case, yes, I do want the sports memorabilia and chants of we dey!

My wife is absolutely wonderful.............but I'm just a weee bit jealous of your fiancee! :Bow

Some friends of mine are getting married in Altoona in November and they are doing the plain gold towels that they are buying in bulk.

fordfixer
08-21-2008, 12:14 AM
Hey guys, got a question for you.

I'm getting married in January, and would like to do a Terrible Towel wave as we're leaving the reception. (And amazingly, have gotten the okay from my fiance the Bears Fan...but then again, he knows a great team when he sees one!) I got the idea from one of the members on the other board, who had posted pictures of his wedding. Can't remember who it was, or if he made the switch over to here.

My question is, do any of you know where you can get terrible towels in bulk? We're expecting about 150 people, and while my family has their own terrible towels that they can bring, many of the other guests don't.

Also, as purely a matter of opinion, do you all think it would take away from it if we used regular gold towels instead of buying a ton of official terrible towels. Would still have the terrible towels that family brings, but just have regular towels mixed in. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Anyway, thanks for any input or suggestions you all might have.

Let us know when the big day is so we all can wave our terrible towels.where ever we are :tt1 :tt1 :tt1

Djfan
08-21-2008, 02:53 AM
http://www.pghsportswholesale.com/Storefront/StoreMain.cfm

This is where we get ours.

frankthetank1
08-21-2008, 07:50 AM
this is such a great idea. my wedding is next month i would of loved to do something like that. if i had the extra money i would order some towels right away. i dont think it matters at all if they are official or not. at this point i just want to get the dam thing over with. i cant really complain since my fiancee agreed to go to the burgh for a monday night game at the end of our honeymoon

motter1975
08-21-2008, 08:24 AM
Thanks to all of you for your input and well wishes! And especially thank you to SN1 and djfan for the contacts!

The wedding will be Jan 17. While we didn't plan it that way, the wedding will be the day before the AFC and NFC championship games...would be a really nice wedding present for the Steelers to be in it and since my birthday is Jan 18, it would be an amazing birthday present for them to win it!!!

Thanks again, all!

NC Steeler Fan
08-21-2008, 09:58 AM
Getting the ok...and her being excited about...are two different things.

This is just my opinion...so take it for what it's worth. Weddings are for the future wife. They are not for the guy. I married my wife at the justice of the peace...downtown and was very happy doing so. The wife said, "she is ok with it". Later I find out...she wasn't ok with it. So, we had a ceremony 7 months later. I couldn't care less about a ceremony but she wanted the memory. I don't think she would want that memory filled with sports memorablia...and chants of we dey. You have the rest of your life to root for your Steelers.

That is just one man's opinion...take it for what its worth.


Difference is...I AM the bride to be! And in this case, yes, I do want the sports memorabilia and chants of we dey!

LMAO...I had no idea you are a woman. Then by all means...you get terrible towels!!! :)

Oh, I was LMAO too the moment I saw your post!!
:wink:

RuthlessBurgher
08-21-2008, 10:15 AM
Thanks to all of you for your input and well wishes! And especially thank you to SN1 and djfan for the contacts!

The wedding will be Jan 17. While we didn't plan it that way, the wedding will be the day before the AFC and NFC championship games...would be a really nice wedding present for the Steelers to be in it and since my birthday is Jan 18, it would be an amazing birthday present for them to win it!!!

Thanks again, all!

Wow...your hubby-to-be has to get you Christmas, anniversary, and birthday presents all within about a 3 week window every year?

motter1975
08-21-2008, 10:29 AM
Thanks to all of you for your input and well wishes! And especially thank you to SN1 and djfan for the contacts!

The wedding will be Jan 17. While we didn't plan it that way, the wedding will be the day before the AFC and NFC championship games...would be a really nice wedding present for the Steelers to be in it and since my birthday is Jan 18, it would be an amazing birthday present for them to win it!!!

Thanks again, all!

Wow...your hubby-to-be has to get you Christmas, anniversary, and birthday presents all within about a 3 week window every year?

Well, actually, it's not as bad as it sounds. His birthday is Dec. 16, so we decided a LONG time ago that we were not getting each other birthday presents, but instead get a night out on our b-days of whatever we want to do. So, on his birthday we get together with some friends, go to the local bar, and drink beeer and shoot pool. On my birthday, we go out to dinner somewhere I enjoy. As far as Christmas goes, we decided this past year that rather than trying to get each other gifts (since we pretty much go out and get whatever we want when we want it anyway), we'd pick something out that we both want. It worked so well that we decided to keep doing that. (This past Christmas it was our 42" HDTV, this year, we may get a Wii, or we may just put whatever money we'd spend towards our honeymoon). For the aniversary, or at least what we've done since we've started dating, is alternate who gets to choose what to do. So, some years we've gone to shoot pool (always his choice), sometimes we've gone bowling, gone out to a movie, gotten a really good dinner, whatever. It may not work for everyone, but it does for us. :)

Ghost
08-21-2008, 11:04 AM
For those of you getting married and wanting to incorporate the Steelers into the wedding here are a few thoughts (juts got married 10 months ago). The wife wasn’t up for TT’s at the wedding but the rehearsal dinner was all mine.

Print a colored photo of the Steelers logo and take it to a bakery that does wedding cakes. They’ll be able to make a great Steelers Groom’s cake for you. Mine was huge – white all over with a black outline and the Steelers spelled out with the three hypercycloids in their respective colors across the top.

We used Terrible Towels as place mats and center pieces. A lot less needed than supplying the entire wedding guest list. Let people take them home or you end up with a bunch of TT’s for yourself. We used half 75th anniversary towels and then regular ones.

Instead of numbering the tables at the rehearsal dinner I named each table after a Steeler. My wife and I and family sat at the Jack Lambert table. We had the Joe Green, Mel Blount, Hines Ward, Terry Bradshaw, etc. tables and each person came in and under their name it had the Steelers name so they new which table. We printed out Color action photos of each player and had that in the center so they could find the proper table.

A couple of banners up and you can get cheap ‘picnic packs” of plastic Steelers cups to decorate the tables. Black and gold napkins. We had a private back room of a very nice Italian place and made it a Steelers heaven. One of my groomsmen’s wives kept saying “I can’t believe your fiancé allowed this”

motter1975
08-21-2008, 11:12 AM
For those of you getting married and wanting to incorporate the Steelers into the wedding here are a few thoughts (juts got married 10 months ago). The wife wasn’t up for TT’s at the wedding but the rehearsal dinner was all mine.

Print a colored photo of the Steelers logo and take it to a bakery that does wedding cakes. They’ll be able to make a great Steelers Groom’s cake for you. Mine was huge – white all over with a black outline and the Steelers spelled out with the three hypercycloids in their respective colors across the top.

We used Terrible Towels as place mats and center pieces. A lot less needed than supplying the entire wedding guest list. Let people take them home or you end up with a bunch of TT’s for yourself. We used half 75th anniversary towels and then regular ones.

Instead of numbering the tables at the rehearsal dinner I named each table after a Steeler. My wife and I and family sat at the Jack Lambert table. We had the Joe Green, Mel Blount, Hines Ward, Terry Bradshaw, etc. tables and each person came in and under their name it had the Steelers name so they new which table. We printed out Color action photos of each player and had that in the center so they could find the proper table.

A couple of banners up and you can get cheap ‘picnic packs” of plastic Steelers cups to decorate the tables. Black and gold napkins. We had a private back room of a very nice Italian place and made it a Steelers heaven. One of my groomsmen’s wives kept saying “I can’t believe your fiancé allowed this”

Really cool ideas! I like the ideas for the rehersal dinner...alas, my mother is taking it over, so she won't go for that...she likes the Steelers and all, but thinks my obsession with football is a bit sick. She's really not sure how her daughter turned out like that. Oh well...