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Weddings…Then & Now

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Oh, the excitement of getting a wedding invitation when I was younger! But now?

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Remember when getting a wedding invitation in the mail was cause for excitement? Now that I’m older with children, the feeling I get is a little different.

Not that I don’t appreciate a good wedding…I do. It’s just funny how life changes us. 

Here’s a look at the thoughts that ran through my head when I was a young, fun twenty-something vs. the thoughts that run through my head now (as a boring, tired thirty-something).

Getting a Wedding Invitation in My Twenties

Yes! A wedding invitation! 

I wonder who it’s for!

Wait– did the envelope say I get a Plus One?

I can’t bring a date?!?! Well, I’m sure that’s negotiable. I’ll call and ask her. Even though I don’t have a boyfriend. I’m sure I could find one.

Or maybe I’ll meet someone hot at the wedding!

Nah probably not. I already know everyone going. Woof.

Oh well, at least I’ll get a night of free booze.

Hmm…I guess I’ll need a new dress, new shoes, and a new purse. Why not, right?

How much do I need to give as a wedding gift? Considering I’m single and poor, after all. 

I think $100 is good.

Ooh…the menu choices are chicken, salmon, or steak! What shall I choose?!

I’m thinking steak.

I wonder if my ex is going to be there. God I hope not. Ugh. I definitely need to bring a date. Calling her now to beg!

Or maybe the salmon?

Yessss! There’s a song request card. I’m TOTALLY requesting “The Humpty Dance.”

Chicken. Definitely the chicken.

Getting a Wedding Invitation in My Thirties

What? Who NOW? Isn’t everyone married already? 

What’s the date? Maybe we have plans already.

Are kids invited? Thank God. Phew.

It’s in New Jersey?!?!?!

Shit. Who’s going to watch the kids?

We are going to have to board the dog and find someone to feed the cats.

Hotel rooms. Must find a cheap hotel room.

Screw where they have a block of rooms reserved– we are staying where it’s inexpensive!

Do people still give gifts off the registry or does everyone just want cash?

But then, how much cash?

Oh well, at least we will get a night of free booze.

Just have to make sure I don’t drink TOO much. Nobody wants a hangover on a five-hour drive home.

This is too much work to plan a weekend away. Do we have to go??

Ooh…the menu choices are chicken, salmon, or steak! What shall I choose?!

Well, since I want both chicken and steak, I’ll put me down for steak and you down for chicken and then we’ll share. Sound good? No? Too bad. 

FINE. I won’t embarrass you and put “The Humpty Dance” for my song request. I just won’t put anything. Happy??

Wait. It’s a weekend away WITHOUT the kids. Forget what I said. We’re going.

Can we leave now?

 

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  • Nancy nahaczewski
    April 21, 2016 at 7:13 AM

    So true!!! Unless of course it’s family!! Now that’s a get together that I cherish with my family!!!!

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