Yeah, I know on the surface this situations seems ridiculous to most, but if they ARE Baptist, you must consider that many Baptists:
don't drink...that means no open bar at weddings...EVER,
don't believe in unmarried people dancing...yes, even at weddings,
don't believe in unmarried people of the opposite sex touching...even in a platonic, casual manner,
get married to the first person they ever dated...both as virgins.
I could make an endless list...