- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
I was just thinking about all of the weddings I’ve been to, and how most of them are done quite alike, in the midwestern fashion I’m used to, but how others were awesome and stood out from the rest or were awful.
1. Worst – Ex boyfriend’s sister’s
I’d been with my boyfriend (K) at the time for 3-4 years at this point, so that alone made the wedding a little sour for me (she was 2-3 years younger and had been with her boyfriend for a year or two, which is plenty long enough).
We weren’t able to get back to K’s dad’s home in the Waukesha, WI area until the night before the wedding, due to me having to work. They were having people at his house between the ceremony and reception, and since we weren’t there earlier in the day to help, his dad made is CLEAN HIS HOUSE while everyone else went to the reception and dinner. Also, he was retired and fully physically able to take care of this on his own. I was a little surprised and upset that the bride didn’t put her foot down to have her own brother at her rehearsal.
The next morning we continued cleaning. I still remember the Maid/Matron of Honor stopping by to drop something off and feeling like shit while I vacuumed a house that was not my own. I think I remember a little pity in her eyes. (LOL) I called K’s best friend, because I knew he would understand K’s family, and cried.
Then, when we got to the church I decided I wanted to stop in and say hello to the bride before the ceremony. I figured as her brother’s girlfriend and with how much we had helped out so far it wouldn’t hurt. She’s usually very sweet, but she chastized me for popping in.
After the ceremony, K walked ahead of me instead of with me (you know heels…) and I got upset. When I called him out on it, he told me he “didn’t like the appearance of dysfunction.” WTH! (again, this is an ex)
Then, everyone left the church and we went to his dad’s house in between the cermony and reception. It was funny, because there didn’t seem to be anyone our age there. When we got to the reception, the groom asked us why we hadn’t come bar hopping. No one had bothered to invite us.
This was 4-5 years ago and if I think about it, I still feel a little used and abused!
2. Best – Cousin’s
Coincidentally, this wedding was very shortly after I broke up with K! It was a little hard to be at a wedding, but it was definitely the best time I ever had.
The wedding was a private cermony, which looked very beautiful in pictures, and I was told was the most touching ceremony those who attended had ever been to. At the reception, their love was so palpable…
The reception was at a neat art gallery in Minneapolis, MN. The happy couple served Two Buck Chuck and had a keg, and my cousin happened to sneak some tiny bottles of liquor in, based on my Aunt’s rumor that the wedding would be dry (we’re bad!).
The food was separated into three or four different stations, and represented all of the countries the bride and groom had traveled as volunteers for the last two years! It was so good.
There were cupcakes, a great DJ, and an amazing photobooth. One of the best pics I have of my cousins and I came out of that booth.
Also, I kissed a stranger. In front of my family. The latter was a little weird after the fact, but I was drunk and getting over a breakup, so you gotta do what you gotta do!
*How about you? What are the best and worst weddings you’ve attended and why?*