If April was the Alphabet, May seems to be Marriage. I guess since I've been getting some invitations, weddings have been on my mind, especially how to get out of going. One thing that helps is when people get married at the same time. You can't be in two places at once.
The problem with so many weddings is you have to buy so many presents at one time, along with all the graduation gifts. And I would like a summer vacation.
If I get married I'm going to pick an obscure wedding month...except not January. January is when people get their bills from Christmas. Maybe October or November 1. It's far enough from everything expensive so I'll probably get better gifts. I know I spend more on people with fall weddings since I don't have so many other things to do. And, Halloween is just over so I can save on wedding decorations.
This is my etiquette question: if you've been invited to a second wedding---as those who read my last post knows I have---do you have to buy a present if you bought the person a present for their first wedding? I'm not trying to sound cheap here but I go back to the previous statement that everybody wants to get married at the same time. Weddings, graduations, a few babies thrown in: stop the insanity!
Second weddings bring all sorts of new complications: first for bride, second for groom. Third for bride, first for groom. These things happen, especially the older I get.
Then there's the question of should you even go, let alone buy a gift, if you liked the first spouse better and you think your friend has lost their mind getting married again.
I'm sure some bridal magazine has a book about this and will be willing to sell it, but I can't afford it because I have to buy all these wedding gifts that I may or may not be obligated to.
This is yet another reason to get married once and stay married. It's so much easier on all the people you invite to the ceremony.
So you may be asking if I got a gift for the last wedding? Yeah, some towels they had on their registry. I mean, everybody needs towels, even if the wedding doesn't last...again.
The more pertinent question people have been asking, though, is what video were we watching?
Weird Al's Like a Surgeon, of course.
Where else can you can learn about medicine, lawsuits, and dancing before they say "I do"?
So, what about you? What kind of issues have you faced as a wedding guest?