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Monday, August 14, 2017

For You Who Hate Attending Weddings

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Being a wedding planner and an assistant wedding planner, it’s hard to imagine how anyone could dislike weddings. However, we understand that they may not appeal to everyone, and to gain more knowledge on the subject Tracie asked her Instagram followers why they don’t like attending weddings. The feedback we received included things like “I don’t like dancing or loud music.” “I don’t like dressing up.” “There are too many people.” “Weddings are all the same,” “There are photographers everywhere,”, "I have to buy an expensive gift", "I don't want to see a certain relative", or "I would rather be doing something else!"

Even if you don’t like dressing up or spending money on nicer clothes it’s not that hard to pull out those slacks you have at the bottom of your drawer or dress from the back of your closet and put it on for a couple hours. No one expects you to run to Bergdorf’s or Macy’s for every wedding you attend. Just like no one is forcing you to dance. If you attend a wedding and don’t want to dance then by all means enjoy that comfortable chair right next to the endless supply of breadbaskets. That’s where I prefer to be too. In regards to the “too many people” remark, I tend to agree with this the most. However, most of the time there are quiet places at the venue to escape the noise. Try a bathroom, outdoors area, hallway, closet, or in your car if you’re really that desperate. And allow yourself some peace and quiet; it’s never a bad thing.

If you think all weddings are the same it may be because you only notice the predictable parts. You expect the bride to walk down with her father, there's a sermon, sometimes singing, then everyone continues to cocktail hour while they wait for the bride and groom to finish taking pictures. There’s the grand entrance, cutting of the cake, speeches, and finally you can eat. Then the dancing starts, and after a long night of telling Uncle Bill that you will not dance with him you go home. But there is so much you’re missing! There are many different cultures that have special traditions during wedding ceremonies and receptions. Although many of them may have certain similarities it is almost impossible for all weddings to be the same. Every bride is unique and has her own style of flowers, colors, decorations, and clothing. And if you look closely, you can see that all of the little details were chosen with a purpose to make this one day extremely special.

Yes, photographers may get in your way but they are doing the bride and groom a service. They were hired and are being paid a lot to capture everything that happens throughout the day. It may be annoying for you but think of how awesome those pictures are going to turn out for the bride and groom. They’ll be able to look back on their day and even see things that they might have missed.  You would want to remember everything if you were getting married… so why shouldn’t they.

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