Holiday wedding: Point CounterPoint

This comes from our reader Amanda who’s friend got married on July 3rd, a Monday! And a counterpoint from someone named Jeani.

Point:
I have friends who got married on July 3 (a Monday) because they stupidly and naively thought that everybody would have a 4-day weekend, what with July 4 being on a Tuesday. I was really upset because I had to work that day and I couldn’t go. I have held a lot of different jobs, and I have NEVER worked anywhere that gives people off the day before or after July 4. What the hell were these people thinking? You’re right: holiday weddings can backfire, depending on the holiday.

Counter Point:

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Why Do Men Do All Of The Talking?

Here is a response to the article “The Morals of I Hate Weddings.com” from Jordy.

Oh man. There are not words in the English language to describe how much I loathe and despise weddings.

I’m a Christian and am all for marriage but weddings are a sick joke.

I hate the emotional voyeurism, in the sense that the couple are expected to get all sentimental and tearful in front of a crowd of hundreds. I hate the insane expense for a single day.

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Stand By wedding guest

We’ve all heard of A list wedding guests . . . the friends and family you definitely have to invite to a wedding. Then you have B list wedding guests, the friends you love and they barely made the cut.

Then you have the C list wedding guests. That would be coworkers and people who get invited very last minute. They wind up at the “freak table.”

Now we all know there is nothing sadder than having empty seats at your wedding. You need your guests who RSVP yes to actually show up.

How do you prevent unsightly empty seats?

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Engagement Ring upgrade

There are happily married women out there who for one reason or another want an upgrade on their engagement ring.  

  • 1)  Your spouse is more successful than when they first proposed.
  • 2)  Your spouse was young when he first proposed. 
  • 3)  The style has changed.
  • 4)  You are an awful human being with no respect for ceremony.

No Bottles At The Wedding?

If you don’t want glass beer bottles at you wedding . . . fine. But there is a right way to do that. Before we talk about the right way to do it . . . let’s talk about my friend Jim’s wife Dianna.

There’s a lot of reasons why I love my friend Jim’s wife Dianna. But this is not the venue for me to be affectionate. Most relevant to you, the IHateWeddings.com reader, I love Dianna because she said nice things about me on the meanings blog on earting LIBrides.com

LiBrides.com had linked to the Sunday weddings article I had written where I stated “Most people would rather receive an envelope full of powdered anthrax than an invitation to a Sunday wedding.

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Close To the registry

Bought Close To Registry, Told To Return It

I’m maid of honor at a wedding in two weeks. I organized a $1000 present between the entire bridal party and bought it last week for them.

The registry called the bride and groom, and told them I bought a present off the registry (which was a nicer version of what they wanted). The bride and groom had the audacity of calling me to ask me to return the present, and buy them what they WANTED from the registry.

If I could do it again, I wouldn’t get them anything. And they were the classiest couple before this whole event … it’s really sad.

Signed,

Sad Maid Of Honor

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Single Aunt At Niece’s Wedding

Single Aunt Going To Niece’s Wedding

Dear I Hate Weddings.com

My worst nightmare is coming true…my niece is getting married and I don’t even have a boyfriend. I am being sincere when I say that I cry or have panic attacks whenever I think of going to the event. I don’t know how to get out of going without upsetting my family.

And now it’s coming true. Every time I think about it I want to cry. But my family doesn’t understand. They think I’m being mean. How do I get out of this without hurting them?

I’m over 40, still single and very depressed about it. What should I do?

Darlene

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Tell Them You Are Bringing A Date

As someone who has been pretty much terminally single for his adult life, I don’t think issuing “and guest” invitations are mandatory for those planning a wedding. But the decision has to be uniform. Are you inviting everybody with a date or without a date? Are you inviting only married couples? Are you inviting only couples who’ve been in a relationship for a certain amount of time? Are you inviting only couples who are serious? 

What happens when you don’t invite everyone with an “and guest” invitation is that you start judging your guests and their significant others.

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Revenge For THe Solo invite

Here’s a great way to get back at a couple who didn’t invite you to their wedding with a date or as I call it “The Lack Of Date Invite”.

I know a married couple Joe and Jen who keep a list of who gave what at their weddings. When it’s time for their friend to get married Joe and Jen check the list to see what the friend gave at their wedding. The couple then gives a proportional gift when it’s the friend’s special day.

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Note From A Cool Bride

Yes, I am married and was brave enough not to fall for most of those stupid wedding ideas. However, I did do somethings that were ridiculous; I got married in the church and I’m not sure why I did that. The best thing I did was let my bridesmaid pick their own dresses, which I did not see until the day before the wedding. Because all I really cared about was being with the person I have known for 15 years of my life. 

Looking back I wouldn’t have done any of that shit. How could anyone be jealous, most brides are just naive.

My sister is getting married and she is the biggest bitch ever and she made me her “Maid of Honor”. I decided to take a stand and not be in the wedding party because she can’t seem to handle herself. By the way I think she also believes once she gets married it will solve all her problems. She’s also not talking to me because I won’t be in hthe wedding party. It’s the best decision I have ever made beside.