Monday, August 17, 2009

Significance of the "Hitching Post"

Most of you probably made the most obvious interpretation of my blog title, as in, getting married = hitching, and blog posts = post.

Well, that is true, but there's also another meaning! My parents were actually got married at a place called The Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d'Alene Idaho, 36 years ago. It's been a long standing joke in my family about how my parents ran away to the uber classy Hitchin' Post in Idaho, to elope when my mom was 18 and my dad was 23. He wore a blue pantsuit and she wore a brown pantsuit, so very 70s.{Source}

Don't you just love the picture of the pastor with the cowboy hat? The Hitching Post's most expensive package is $86 on a Friday or Saturday, I wonder how cheap it must have been for my parents?

If only I still lived up north, I wonder if I might have chosen the Hitching Post as our wedding location? It certainly would have been sentimental and meaningful....but I doubt I would have chosen it, it's just a little too cheesy for my tastes.

Would you ever consider picking your wedding location based on its meaning and your family history?


  1. I don't think I would chose a place based on family history considering my mother said, "Don't get any ideas" when I referenced the Hitching Post. Don't forget that $86 dollars includes decorations, music, "limited time" in changing room, and TWO Polaroid pictures. The parentals only got one picture!

  2. LOL, I wonder if they time you with a stop watch in the changing room!