When I go to a wedding I want 3 things: a. good food, b. good conversation, and c. good music.
a. I prefer plated. I don’t care if I don’t have multiple choices, I don’t eat that much. And my family keeps getting invited to weddings where the buffet consists of a roll, salad, starch dish, vegetable dish, and 2 meats. And since I don’t eat meat …
b. Sit me with the people I know, since I have to hold conversations with my tablemates, for 4 hours or so. And I can’t do it if the music is so loud, I think my brain might explode. I carry earplugs in my purse, when I attend weddings.
c. I’ll take a live band anyday, especially one in which the male singers have good voices, which can be a rarity. See b. about the volume.
I don’t drink alcohol, so I don’t care about that. My drink of choice is sugar-free ice tea, which is rarely at a bar. Instead I end up with a “bar coke,” which is brown but tastes like gingerale. They do it every time. P.S. I have a low tolerance for drunks and their posible bad behavior. At formal weddings I’ve seeen shouting matches, in the lobby, and one guy who said the F word four times in each sentence. Ear plugs please?
Guest comfort – a. I don’t want to have to walk all over creation. b. There should be enough restrooms readily available, and possibly private, for the event, if possible. I’ve shared restrooms with other events and there’s always some lady puking in one stall, and another crying and doesn’t want to come out. And then there was that camp wedding, with the toilets 50 yards downhill, from the barn. c. Seats for everyone for the ceremony and reception and adequate small tables during cocktail hour. d. A pleasant temperature is nice. I one tried to eat supper on a hot summer night in a barn. No windows were open, no fans = I felt half sick. I know cooling is an issue, with a lot of people as the last wedding I attended was on a hot/humid day, and the air conditioning couldn’t keep up. It was like that at my daughter’s wedding, too. UGH!