@Kidsandliz I’ve been to well over 100 weddings (most of those as a DJ). SO many had some super funky cake flavours. I guess the bride and groom were trying to make it memorable. But, to me, the majority of those funky cakes were poxy.
Pro tip: make it memorable with a beautiful cake in a normal flavour! Do you really want people to remember how awful the cake tased?
Best part? Let me get back to that.
Worst part? If it’s one of my cousins getting married, they’re going to put me at a table with Granny. I’m the oldest grandkids, so even if they don’t, she’ll hunt me down, tell me about some girl she has picked out for me, show pictures of this girl wrapped in a confederate flag, tell me I’m racist because I find it offensive, stage whisper to my mom or sisters that she’s worried I am ‘the gay’ and general make my life miserable, but at least it’s better than the wedding I skipped where she started yelling at everyone for their sinful, booze head ways.
Best part? Making sure I charge onto the dance floor for YMCA, much to Granny’s horror. Someday, she’ll have that stroke. Someday.
@simplersimon I could send you a photo. Tell her you “met” me on the social media of your choice. That I’m 72 (true, at least by October), live in a retirement condo in Florida, have two dogs and 14 cats, Would really like to get married again (you’d be my 5th husband), and aside from needing to replace my dentures I’m not too bad looking. If it’s absolutely necessary, I guess I could scrounge up a confederate flag and proudly show off my newest shotgun. The Spouse would probably get a tickle out of setting all this up.
@magic_cave@simplersimon Or I could send you my picture (actually it’s already on meh: https://meh.com/forum/topics/show-yourselves) and you could show it to granny, explain I’m your significant other and actually get to enjoy watching the stroke in real time! (For extra fun, you could explain that I also have a gf and this relationship is quite modern.)
@cinoclav@magic_cave Honestly, that’s probably already over with. Only have a couple cousins left who would invite her, and they won’t invite me, because of more extended family drama. Makes me thankful for my dad’s side, where there are only two cousins, and they’re accountants.
@simplersimon you forgot the worst part (for me)…time for all the single ladies to head out on the dance floor to catch the bouquet…now my family yells for me to get up there w the 8-20 yr old single girls…yeah…Good stuff…lets advertise so everyone can decide why I am single. Lol
The candy coated almonds that most couples think they need to give out in goody bags for the guests. I don’t need them, but they are so addictive. You could drop me into a swimming pool of them and I would eat my way out.
Oh, and the other food is good, too.
I’ve only been to super religious weddings. Those kinda suck. But there’s a wedding coming up soon that’s gonna be a blast! They’re getting married in a courthouse and just throwing a big party! That’s the way to do it.
@JoetatoChip the best wedding I’ve ever been to was a non-wedding. Two friends from college got married at the JP and then rented a cabin that slept like 24 people at a state park for the weekend. They had a weekend long party and called it good.
I’ve been to super fancy weddings out in the country with five-piece string accompaniment, and just the setting/ambiance was pretty great (until the rain came).
I’ve also been to small gatherings where it was a couple dozen family and friends having this intimate thing without all the trappings of a traditional wedding, and that was great in its own way.
But, of course, the absolute best weddings are the ones that evolve into a fun party at the reception. Usually involves booze, but it’s not a rager. Just everyone happy and loose, dancing or talking and getting to know new people.