How to be the annoying guest at a wedding

In the something years of my life, I can say that I have had one too many weddings attended, including my own. And always, I have grown to love them all. I adore wedding feels all the time; from the dressing up to the champagne (or cake).

Last night, the last unmarried member of the family finally got hitched. And although I am acutely aware that the event wasn’t about me, I still tried to enjoy what could probably be the last wedding I’d attend as a bridesmaid. (But I’d still be open to invitations in the future. Mean, who knows?!).

Last night too, was the first wedding event I came to with my already 2-year old son and husband. So it seemed like a new experience for me – fun  (and yes, tiring).

So, because of this sepanx ladies and gents, (and as I try to flood my Instagram feed with photos of myself), I decided to list a few annoying things some guests like to commit at a wedding.

1. ARRIVE LATE FOR CALL TIME

I was supposed to be at the hotel by 1:30 PM. So in all fairness to me, I did schedule my HMU by 12 so I can be there on time. But things happen for a reason (lol) I had to get a pedicure, which caused my slight disorientation. (Insert sad face here)

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I think arriving late would be totes acceptable for other guests than not arrive at all. I’ve planned my wedding too, and believe me that it was difficult to fight for one’s spot in the guestlist so people should at least honor and be thankful for the effort of the couple to include them in their special event.

2. PLEAD FOR BREAD AT THE DESSERT TABLE

Ok, this sounds too specific. You got me. This was me again, last night. Well because I was too busy having my hair curled, I forgot to eat. We also got caught in traffic, so I kinda begged for a cookie for like, a good 15 mins. Until I finally gave up and retired to my cousin’s chairside.

Lesson to all wedding guests: Do Not Arrive P.G. (Famished in English). At least have a cracker with you because you never know. Being rejected by the wait staff is the hardest thing to get over in life.

3. RUN AFTER YOUR TODDLER ACROSS THE CARPET AND IN FRONT OF THE CAMERAS

What could I do? My kid loved the carpet and the flowers. And he was about to bump into some other guests so I did what I had to.

4. POSE FOR ENDLESS SELFIES (IN FRONT OF HUNGRY PEOPLE)

You know that moment in between the culmination of the wedding proper and the opening of the buffet? When everyone’s not allowed to eat yet because we’re all waiting for their first entrance as husband and wife? I kinda used that opportunity to run after my toddler take photos! With the help of the MOH sister, we inserted a few snaps here, there and everywhere.

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5. CHARGE YOUR CELLPHONE

Because WAZE drained all the juice from my cell phone, I took out my charger and found a special place at the back to charge my phone. Not sure why it’s annoying for me but at a wedding, we’re supposed to focus the attention on the couple and the event — and not on our personal things.

But if I had a hard time, so much so for my kind husband who offered to run after our kid in my behalf. In times I had to do my role as … a bridesmaid guest.

Well anyway, the couple didn’t seem to worry about my minor concerns at all because they were too busy enjoying all the love and support being thrown their way, of course! And honestly, I didn’t miss a thing in their wedding. I found the vows very well written and truthful. And the whole event ran smoothly and beautifully. Truly, one of the best weddings I’ve attended!

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Thanks and congratulations to Vince and Apple! #VinceandApple2016

Happy Thoughts,

Jazz

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