Okay, so this post technically has nothing to do with LA, how to survive it or anything that usually goes into this blog. HOWEVER, I think now that the majority of us are in our mid twenties we seem to be going back to [wherever-the-fuck-we-grew-up] to attend our cousins, siblings, and old friends weddings. This is because apparently outside of the Hollywood bubble where no one ever ages or grows up 25-30 is the standard age to get married. EEK. Therefore I decided to include this post anyway.
OK, So...Weddings. Where do I even begin? Some of you may not know that my first "Real" job as an adult was being a WEDDING PLANNER for a beautiful wedding venue in Scottsdale Arizona called Venue at the Grove. So let me be honest- because I truly think my brutal honesty has contributed to this blogs success despite whether people agree with my opinions or not- WEDDINGS REALLY STRESS ME OUT. Maybe it's because I know how much work goes into them, I know how much things actually cost (down to the nickel) so I'm worried about the newlyweds current financial state, I'm really sick of catering food (HELLO, I work on television sets all the time all I eat is catering food...), & there's that fine line of getting just drunk enough to endure my ENTIRE huge family- but not to drunk that I embarrass myself- which is actually really hard when all the booze is free & everyone keeps asking WHY I'M SINGLE (hmmm...because I live in a different universe where no one can afford a house and everyone is GENUINELY to busy to date)-Maybe once my FRIENDS start getting married I will feel a little differently (if that ever happens?), but my frame of reference for weddings so far have been frantic clients and family.
That said- my step-sister Sara's wedding at Meadowbrook Country Club was BEAUTIFUL. Despite my anxiety towards weddings in general, this specific one went off without a hitch. Sara looked stunning in her dress, her fiance Mike looked so happy, the bridal party and groomsmen all looked amazing and were having the BEST time, & I even CRIED (who am I, I don't cry tears of joy I'm WAYYYYY to jaded for that haha). It truly was a beautiful day. The food was surprisingly delicious as was the cake and I'm pretty sure no one left the dance floor all night (except maybe to get a re-fill).
The next morning we all gathered at my aunt and uncle's home for a post wedding brunch and my Aunt Wendy really pulled out all the stops. There was a bloody mary bar complete with pickle juice, blue cheese olives, salami, etc- & anyone who has EVER Sunday Funday'd with me knows just how serious I am about my bloodies. We managed to relax a little and laugh about the night prior. It was a great time with family.
As always I will leave you with a few tips to help you get through your next wedding event with ease!
* If you're not in the bridal party ask the bride what color her bridesmaids dresses are, it is bad form to show up in the same color dress as them.
* Don't wear white. DUH.
* Remember that weddings are longer than the usual amount of time you'd spend in a bar, so sip slowly, this is a marathon not a race.
* Don't drink and drive (again, DUH.)
* Money or a gift from the couples registry is ideal- unless you know the couple extremely well trying to go off book and get something insanely creative is a big risk- If you must do this, always include a gift receipt.
* Learn the damn cha cha slide, don't be that guy in the corner who won't dance.
*Don't bombard the couple, they know EVERYONE at the wedding, this is why they were invited, let them come to you.
Alright babes, that's all I got for now. OH & my dress for the rehearsal dinner was Gypsy Warrior, Dress for the wedding was from Urban Outfitters, shoes were Valentino. There are no photos from the post wedding brunch because...well...Hangovers...Xx.