- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
This might be something too silly to worry about, but I’m just wondering if anyone else feels the same way. Over the past few months I have seen quite a few postings on Facebook or Twitter from other people with things like, “Finally going to the last wedding of the year,” “I am so tired of buying wedding presents,” or “Wedding season 2011 is finally over for me!” or even people grouping photo albums together, like “Wedding Season 2011” or “2011 Weddings Continue…”
What makes me upset is that these are the people whose weddings I have attended in the past few years, and I bought them gifts and excitedly attended. There was no grudge about how many weddings I had to go to in a year (I love going to them!) or how many gifts I had to buy. I guess the problem is that I am at the age that everyone I know is getting married. Had we been able to afford it a year or 2 ago we might have beat the “rush” but we couldn’t so we didn’t. In turn, it feels like everyone is just clumping our wedding into this huge herd of weddings that don’t mean anything to them. I know that my wedding is most special to the 2 of us and it’s not the same for everyone else, but I felt like I always gave each wedding its due attention. Now I feel like since most of our friends have been to so many weddings over the past few years they are already over them and just get frustrated by having to attend them. I guess it makes me wonder why I put in so much hard work so that my guests would enjoy the night if they didn’t even want to be there in the first place.
I had a great time at our wedding and I don’t regret anything, I guess it’s just kind of a blow every time I hear someone put 2011 (or any “group” of) weddings down. I’m still excited for those weddings to come and I intend to give them all the attention they deserve without holding a grudge. Has anyone else experienced anything similar?
ETA: None of my really close friends are doing this, it’s mostly fringe friends and people we don’t see as often. Still, it’s irritating to hear it.