and I can't rant if I want to!
...I thought we got our fair share of weddings last year (11 to be exact) but apparently it's starting all over again.
Don't get me wrong-I LOVE weddings. Everything about them. Well, for the most part. The necessary parts. You know, like you go to the wedding, maybe a shower here or there, and that's it.
This coming weekend, the Beau is an usher in his friend's wedding, whom I love...BUT-in saying this, we been to the engagement party, 3 showers, 1 sip-n-freakin'-see, rehearsal/rehearsal dinner, wedding (duh) and, of course, the Sunday brunch. No telling what we haven't been invited to but I think I'm okay with that...we've already been to 8...count them...8 different events all for one wedding. I know Beau is in the wedding but damn. That's 8 different outfits for ONE couple! Phew!
As if that's not enough, the bride's older brother is getting married exactly 2 weeks after. Beau isn't in this one yet we've been invited to their engagement party, 2 showers, rehearsal dinner, wedding, and don't forget...the Sunday brunch. That's 6 more outfits!
In case any of you skipped first grade-that's a total of 14 different outfits for 2 weddings! I won't even need close to that many outfits for my own wedding!! I mean, I'm always down for any excuse to shop but dang...I've gotten a whole new wardrobe out of these 2 weddings! (Poor pitiful me...I know.)
Sorry-that's selfish of me. And I know a big part of us being invited to so many of their events is because Beau's parents are verrrry close to their parents but I'm starting to think they missed the entire point of the wedding...the marriage. It's more of a show & tell, social production than a celebration of two people who've fallen in love with each other beginning their lives together as husband and wife.
Don't get me/us wrong-we love these people and are very honored to be invited to milestone events in their lives but come on, let's keep it reasonable people!
...I'm just sayin...
Oh and just FYI to any of my guests reading this...we're having a total of 3 showers, which have totally different invite lists for each, 1 rehearsal dinner for OOT guests and wedding party, the ceremony (of course) and that's it! Yes-this is a huge event in our lives, but we know you have lives too! ;)
Ok...I'll step down from my soap box now.