7 Things to Remember at Weddings
My sister’s wedding was this past weekend, and while it was a blast I was reminded that a lot of things happen on the day of the wedding! This means all good and bad, but a lot of it can be really common. I thought I would share what you should remember when going to (or being in) a wedding and what that might entail that day. A nice little heads-up on a big day is very much appreciated.
There are going to be lots of pictures, and it is going to be stressful.
Yes, there are going to be pictures, that’s a given. But how many? Whether you are in the wedding or not, there are going to be a lot of pictures taken. For example, family pictures, different family pictures, casual pictures, pictures by the photographer, I mean we could go on, and the time it takes to get through them all is a long time.
Something is bound to go wrong (little or big).
Whether this is forgetting a bow tie, to losing your bow tie, or a screaming kid, you never know. Just remember every day has its ups and down and this can happen on a wedding day. Someone from the family not welcomed might show up, or you forget your lipstick, there is bound to be something and that is okay!
There’s going to be a lot of mingling… with a lot of different people.
Again, whether you are in the wedding or not, there is going to be mingling, and you may need to mingle with people you don’t know too well or don’t at all, but you are probably gonna have to socialize with different groups of people that know you or the bride and groom. Get ready to go through your elevator pitch on your life lol!
Some people might get a little too drunk.
Unless there is no alcohol being served this is definitely bound to happen. I mean we all hope no one gets too drunk to the point where a fight breaks out or clothes are taken off, but we all have an aunt Peggy who drinks a little too much. They might go a little crazy on the dance floor or forget what inside-level voices are.
It’s going to be a long day… or night… or both.
This one is mainly for those who are in the wedding or involved in the wedding, but the whole day is going to be a long day! It’s going to be filled with a lot of things from getting ready, to pictures, to lunches, to mingling, to practicing, to the actual wedding, and then the reception. Remember to get a good night’s rest the night before, and plan nothing the day after!
Pack a snack or two if you can, cause food might not be available... or good.
I wish I would’ve thought of this before, so I want to share it with someone. Pack some sort of snack or drink or something! I did not find time to have a moment and eat the food that was there, or someone ate all the fruit or someone packed away the water. Pack some couple snacks that are healthy or pretty fulling. And if you are attending the wedding maybe have something to eat a bit before because you never know how good the wedding food is! While my sister’s wedding had amazing steak, corn, and other stuff, I do remember a wedding I went to when I was younger that did not have good food, so heads up.
Family secrets or information might drop.
Whether it is something little or big I swear there is always something! Seeing all these families together reminds you how your family dynamic works and whether other families are different or similar. Also, when families get together you know information good or bad is going to drop! Like yeah, you guys are getting excited about your grandpa’s birthday party and hear whom all is invited, but then you also see your cousin got tattoos that the whole family does not know about until now. whoops!
I feel like I am forgetting something, but I feel like this is a good list of things to keep in mind when attending or being in a wedding! Hope this helps.