(Closed) Do People Actually Like Weddings?

posted 11 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: Do people like weddings?

    Yes, I and most people I know like them!

    It's only fun if you're really close to the person.

    Eh, I'm not a big fan.

    The males don't usually get it, but most females do.

  • Post # 17
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    A friend of mine made a great comment when we were considering have a holiday wedding. I’d been told it would “ruin people’s weekends,” and she said to me “hold up! Why would going to an awesome celebration of two fun people you love be ‘ruining’ anything? If that’s how they feel, screw ’em.”

    Take that to heart! You’ll be loving life on your wedding day, and if having all your girlfriends there for extra excitement will make you even happier, then do it 😉

    Post # 18
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Is your mom trying to convince you you should have an open bar?  Sounds like she’s making an argument for that and it’s coming across a bit awkwardly.

    I like going to weddings, especially when the bride goes out of her way to make it a great experience for the guests (considering their needs… offering great food and drink… not inconveniencing them when avoidable, etc).

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    The last time I didn’t enjoy myself at a wedding was when I was nine years old.  I love weddings!  I don’t know why your mom would say that to you, but then again, I doubt you’re going to find many people on the WB boards that don’t like weddings, ya know?  

    Post # 20
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I would have voted ‘other’. I agree that the open bar makes weddings more appealing, b/c it allows guests to relax and unwind and well.. party! But in general I do really enjoy weddings, to be honest if it were someone I wouldn’t enjoy I would just decline the invitation. So if I’m there, I will like it regardless of location, decor, etc. But your Mom has a good point about family, they may feel it’s more of an obligation and while they are happy to be there to show support will really appreciate the open bar.

    Post # 21
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would have voted “other” as well.  I love weddings, but most people I know do not.  And I have to admit that even though I love weddings, there can and have been circumstances (like personal feelings, geography, dates and times, etc.) that made me feel like attending certain weddings was or would be a chore.

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    It depends. I like weddings if it is a chance for me to reconnect with old friends. I do not like weddings when they involve a lot of travel, especially since I have had to travel to several weddings a year for the past few years. I feel like I spend all of my vacation time and travel money on weddings, rather than on vacations of my own choosing.

    Post # 25
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    885 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    As someone brought up on another thread, in many many cultures across the globe, it’s common for people to mingle and socialize after any event, be it a graduation, christening, piano recital, or wedding; and whoever the host in that situation was typically found it polite to provide people with something to drink and munch on while they were congregating. Hence the “reception” was born. That’s where open bars came from.

    To answer your question, I love weddings. I’m a sucker for romance, the magic of public commitment, and free food and drink. And yes, alcohol usually does serve to remove awkwardness and introduce fun in many social situations, weddings included.

    Post # 26
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    3260 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I love going to weddings, it’s not often that I get to be all dolled up and enjoy such a nice, happy night out.

    Post # 27
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    273 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Honestly, I don’t care for weddings that much. I’ve been to some I enjoyed, but in two of them, I was in the wedding party, so it was different than just being a guest. As a guest, I honestly find weddings pretty boring. Don’t get me wrong, I like being there to support the couple and can appreciate weddings, but not every wedding is to everyone’s taste.

    If I don’t know anyone, unless it is for a close friend, I would probaby decline attending. I don’t drink, and I’m not very social, so weddings just aren’t my kind of event.

    Also, I used to work in wedding videography, so I’ve seen a lot of the same things is multiple weddings. That kind of ruined weddings for me. However, if it’s something that really shows the couple’s personality, it’s a lot of fun.

    Post # 28
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    Bee Keeper

    I personally love weddings, and it’s not just because I’m planning my own. I love to see other people be happy, and I love being there and being happy for them!

    Post # 29
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    729 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think most people like weddings! Of corse how close you are to the bride and groom makes big a difference and most girls like them more than boys. But i have friends that are guys that love getting dressed up and going to weddings too. I always seem to have more fun the more people (guests) i know there also or if i have close friends in attendance. 

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @thriftybride: My husband said the same thing when we were planning. He said “No one really wants to go to a wedding”. But I like them.

    If I’m close to the person it’s special and I want to be there to be supportive. If I’m not really close to the people getting married I’ll go out of sheer curiosity (want to see their attire & decor choices, how the event goes or doesn’t) – either way it’s usually pretty entertaining.

    Post # 31
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    643 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Yes.  LOVE.  I really look forward to them.  I like getting dressed up, and dancing, and seeing my friends.  They’re really one of my favorite things in the world.

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