Wedding Wednesday- Thoughts of First Time Wedding-goer

by - Tuesday, June 07, 2011

So, even though every year since college graduation I have been in at least one wedding, Amanda's wedding was the first one I went to as an adult. i got to just go, do one little reading, and enjoy myself the rest of the time. Everyone knows that half the fun of weddings is taking note of what you like and don't like (or maybe that is just me being super judgmental, but it is what it is) These are some of the things I noticed:

The fewer people there are to the more events, the more likely you are to actually spend time with the bride and groom. Amanda and Brandon only had 80 people at their wedding, so we actually got to spend quite a bit of time with them.
Cutesy stuff really works well; Amanda drove the tiny car around when she was a little girl. Her grampa was so proud to show it to us, and we just loved it. Super adorable. And people who come to your wedding at least theoretically love you, so the more your wedding is like you, the more they will love it.

Ok, this is one thing I hate, and hopefully Amanda forgives me! I have never gotten the fancy transportation thing. Maybe it is because I am not a car person, and once I went to a prom with a guy who was just obsessed with the car, and I had never been less impressed/ more annoyed in my life. Still, I just don't get how transportation made its way into the "must do fancy" list for weddings. My only regret is that I can't drive my dynasty to the wedding.

Fun little things to kill time- Because I have been a bridesmaid more recently than just a spectator, I associate weddings with running around like a complete crazy person. But when you are just going to watch, there is actually a lot of time spent waiting- waiting for things to start, waiting for the couple to get there, that kind of thing. I loved that Amanda planned in some fun things to do to make those times fun too.

 I don't have a lot of insight on this except Damn! What a cake! Amanda's mom decorated this, so I guess the lesson there is that if you have a super crafty mom, take advantage of it! 
Anyway, the best parts of the wedding were getting to spend time with the bride and the way that the whole event felt like her (albeit a very calm chill version of her). Yay Amanda and Brandon!

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