^ Yeah. I know it wil be a different kind of 'fun' without alcohol. But I mean no alcohol more in terms of needing a little dutch courage before I stand and try to be some sort of 'entertainment' / MC in front of 200 people I dont know!
who else hates them? you often have to give up funner stuff to go to them (or worse yet travel for them), sit around with a bunch of douchebags you have nothing in common with and pretend to be interested in what eachother says, get ignored by your friend or family member who is getting married, shell out a for a wedding present or money, and on top of that of 75% of the weddings I've gone to the couples are now divorced.
I genuinely enjoy other people's weddings...but the better ones are the ones where they are laid back/casual kind of affairs. E.g. my sister had her reception in a beautiful English pub and they had scottish line dancing (great fun, although kind of difficult when you have your sister's 3 year old niece attached to your hand! She was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO adorable though). I cried the whole way through her church ceremony though (all that emotion of seeing someone you grow up with get married- I'm not even super close to her!) which was kind of embarrassing. I think her husband almost cried too when he was saying his vows, but my sister's a tough cookie.
The thought of having a wedding myself scares the living daylights out of me. I'm OK with the thought of being married (to the right person)...but a wedding? Eeek. Makes me want to run for the hills. Fast.