I think I had one of the best times I have had in a long time this weekend at my relative's
wedding. This much conversation gives new meaning to the saying "diarrhea of the mouth". And we talked about everything from politics to topics that meant nothing to anyone but me and the other person involved.
And a key essential to all this laughing was the open bar both at the wedding and at the breakfast/brunch/dinner reception the next day.
One topic that came up several times was "who is this wedding gig actually for". I know my relatives spent tons of money on this gig. There was an amazing DJ--that was more entertaining than annoying. He kept a full dance floor for most of the night. The food from the appetizers (six tables of different appetizers) to the main course (your choice of three different entrees, or you could have all three if desired) was awesome. But really, when I looked up and saw the bride and groom, I don't think they had time to enjoy any of this. Between making sure that everyone was having a good time and greeting the more than 250 guests, they looked stressed. I don't think I saw them eat once. The groom did join us for some shots between smiling at the camera and going from table to table to say "thanks for coming". For the most part, he didn't really get to do much else. So mainly exuberant amounts of money was spent to make us have a good time.
Anyway congrats to my cousin and his new bride!!