I have a wedding to go to this weekend, and I can't say I am too thrilled at the prospect. Even at the best of emotional times, I find weddings dull in the extreme. And of course, these are not the best of emotional times for me, so you can imagine my anticipation of enjoyment is low.
A few weeks ago I had brunch with the couple in question, and they asked me if I was looking forward to the wedding. I had to wonder why they were asking me that - it wasn't as if *I* was getting married - so why would I be looking forward to it? I admitted, whether rightly or wrongly, that I didn't particular enjoy weddings. They were taken aback, and responded, "Oh, but ours is different!".
Hmmm. Clearly the concept that one does not generally enjoy weddings was lost on them. I am hoping that were blind due to the fact that they are, obviously, looking forward to it, and assumed that everyone else was too.
I am planning on beginning drinking even before the nuptials - waiting until the reception is a REALLY long time. I do hope also that the champagne served is of a reasonable quality and will be flowing freely for me. Some people have said that at least there is food and drinks to help you through the wedding. But I think most receptions have quite "ordinary" food - bulk catering does that - and cheap liquor. Listening to droll speeches and making idle chit chat about crap is also not my idea of a good night out.
This wedding is apparently to be quite small. So yippee for me - I will already know all of the people there. And barring one other single woman, they are ALL couples. Couples I have to sit with and listen to their happy home life stories.
So does anybody have any suggestions on how to cope with this weekend?