It’s wedding season! Have you been to any fun weddings? I went through a long dry spell of non-wedding attendance after all my friends had gotten married, but now our children are taking up the banner, which is wonderful. I love watching young adults at the beginning of their lives, so sure of themselves and the life they are beginning. I always cry. How could you not?
I’m a recent newlywed, but the traditional wedding is a young person’s game. Our wedding was a ceremony; given by us and designed to honor our love for each other and for our family and friends. A young person’s wedding is a party; given for them by their loved ones and designed to honor them as they take on the mantle of adulthood (even if by the time they marry they’ve been adults for many years.) Both types of weddings are good, of course, because at both types of weddings cake is served.
- However, the bigger the party, the greater the chance for amusing disaster! Thanks to an afternoon root canal, I spent an enjoyable Thursday evening high on Vicodan and surfing the Internet. That’s probably why I found this story of honeymoon disasters and the comments that followed so incredibly hilarious.
- And the story of the poor woman who went sleepwalking on her honeymoon was doubly so. (Neither of these stories are safe for work. I mean, they’re not illustrated, but still.)
- In general, I really am all you do you when it comes weddings. Shrek wedding? Who am I to judge? (Also, they’re surprisingly popular.) But some of The 41 Most Hilariously Bad Themed Weddings of All Time are, frankly, disturbing. Bodypaint for the entire wedding party? Nazis? The woman whose cake was made in her own likeness? (Warning: this cannot be unseen.)
- I am oh so sympathetic to this next story about knock-off wedding dresses gone horribly wrong. As a middle-aged bride, I felt a little silly that I was indulging my desire to wear a white dress in the first place and that it would be very much to everyone’s benefit if no one saw my arms and so I ordered a beautiful cashmere shrug from Etsy just like the one Kate Middleton wore. That’s what I ordered. What I got was a tiny shrug just big enough for an American Girl doll, strategically sized so that it ended just above my back fat. I spent the next two weeks ordering every sweater I came across on the Internet just hoping something would work. I ended up with a slightly too small vintage cashmere sweater from eBay that looked great, but made tiny little tearing noises every time I lifted my arms.
- I’m also sympathetic to these poor girls who gave their bakers a photo of a cake from Pinterest and didn’t get quite what they hoped for. I, too, had a Pinterest cake. And I’m starting to realize that I was a bit more like young bride than my high-minded introduction has made me sound.
- And here’s a bonus link that should make us thankful for the very small wedding without an open bar: 33 Wedding Nightmares That’ll Make You Glad You’re Single.
And please, folks, say No to drones!