Not going to a wedding. Happily.
By Fiacre Banks
July 20, 2016 10:17am CST
If I really must attend anyone else’s wedding I prefer it to be a low key affair with no surprises and no expectations of the guests other than that they turn up and behave themselves. Not too much to ask for surely. So it is with the greatest of pleasure that I learn that I have been spared the indignity of having to attend the wedding of people I know who are having a themed wedding and the dress code is “Fancy Dress”. The wedding is next week and so far the minister performing the ceremony has not been informed of this which makes me actually want to go. But aren’t all weddings themed along the same lines? The bride and groom and their entourage generally arrive in fancy dress of one sort or another, and often every bit as bizarre as a masquerade ball. The guests too, especially the non-men, appear in some get ups that just defy logic and it’s a miracle that those wearing them have been able to figure out what way round they go. Some of course don’t manage to sort it all out but just wear the outfit anyway. But why do couples feel the need not only to dress bizarrely themselves, but also to require their guests to wear kilts, feathers and baskets of fruit? I really don’t get any of this. At my own wedding I just did what I was told, smiled and ended up with a wife which was, of course, the object of the exercise. As a wise friend once muttered, “If the groom gives the bride her big day, then the bride will feel obliged to give the groom his big night”.
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20 Jul 16
The first wedding I went to with Husband, all the men had to wear Disney ties. *sigh* ... Thankfully, that's the only theme I've ever come across. I think that if I was invited to a fancy dress themed wedding I'd dress as a bride, maybe Frankenstein's or maybe Cinderella, just to make a point. Can't be doing with all the kerfuffle. I look back at my wedding and wish I'd done things a bit differently, but you get carried away sometimes.