The wedding season is upon us. Huzzah to love and all it entails.
I, personally, am wedding free this year. All my friends are still in relative carrie bradshaw mode (fabulous, fashionable, but diamond free) so I am musing simply due to my proximity to OTHER people going to OTHER people’s weddings.
And since I have a few friends who are already scanning the pottery barn website and trudging unwillingly to williams-sonoma to get that le creuset sauté pan in “dijon”, I have decided to share a few tips for all you wedding attendees.
What to wear:
Deciding what to wear to a wedding can be very stressful. Here’s a few ways to take the anxiety out of it…
1) Find out what the bridesmaids are wearing and wear the same dress. You’ll feel like you’re more involved and your chances for getting laid go up 50%.
2) Wear the exact outfit you wore to her last wedding. Awkward? No. Great conversation opener with new in-laws.
3) Organza. If all else fails, nothing says glam like brightly coloured organza.
What to bring:
Nowadays, most people register. This is convenient, but takes the fun out of gift giving.
1) A carefully constructed photo album of your friend during those “wild college years”. Many scrapbooking stores now carry decals, stickers and fancy paper for any compromising situation that you want to immortalize.
2) A shetland pony.
3) A framed photograph of the bride, drunk and carrying on, riding a shetland pony. In sepia tones.
How to behave:
1) I recommend golf claps at every opportunity. Try and add some knowing smiles and nodding to those around you when doing this.
2) Champagne isn’t cheap and how often do you really have the opportunity? Drink up, ladies. It isn’t like you’re going to wear your organza/bridesmaid dress again.
* I have no trivia to share other than the following:
“Seeing a lamb, frog, spider, black cat, or rainbows on the way to the ceremony is believed to be a sign of good luck!”
My recommendation? Help the bride out by either – A) throwing a frog at her moments before she walks down the aisle, or B) plan her route to the church so that it passes by the pride parade (only useful on June 24th).
Oh, and by the by, I am *fingers crossed*, going to be getting married one day. You do any of this (bar the shetland or the pride parade) and I will be very displeased. holla!