Emily Engaged10 Things I Hate About WeddingsEmily Dubinsky

So, I’m really thankful that I’m getting married and such, but it’s not all sunshiny love times. There are annoying things about weddings and I’m here to tell it like it is. Besides, growing up with Dawson’s Creek taught me that it’s okay to complain if your heart is in the right place. So, without further ado, here is my Top 10 list of things I hate about weddings:

1. Hair style dilemmas. Who can make curls stay in for ten hours? I don’t think even Gwyneth can do that.

2. Why does a Facebook invitation not suffice? People lose the real deal invites and look stuff up on the website anyway.

3. Wedding website templates. Can we move these into 2011? Maybe HelloGiggles should get in on this.

4. Even though we’re buying you appetizers, cocktails, dinner and dessert, we still owe you a favor. Does that elaborately wrapped truffle really make or break the night?

5. Cake cutting fees ($3/slice), corkage fees ($18/bottle), champagne pouring fees ($5/glass), any kind of fee.

6. Fondant. Or as I call it, devil cake ruiner.

7. The need to pretend to prefer fancy wine and beer. I know you all will be drinking Coors Light at the hotel bar after party.

8. Having to cross friends off the guest list because weddings are so expensive (I would put a sad face here if I wasn’t trying to progress beyond emoticons).

9. In what other situation would the people being celebrated pay for everything? If it was my birthday, you would buy me drinks.

10. The weird compulsion to invite Kathleen from Girl Scouts because that friendship really symbolizes fourth grade for me.

Thanks for listening, Giggles. I promise there will be a positive top ten list coming soon, but for now, let’s be more Joey and less Dawson.

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  1. I just got engaged and I hyperventilate every time I start looking at venues and invitations.

  2. In Romania, people pay for their food, a lot more than what it’s worth, so that the bride and the groom could have an easy start in their marriage.

  3. A ton of hairspray and 30 bobbie pins kept my hair curled for hours.

  4. i can’t even imagine how costly a wedding must be…. but having been to a whole lot… it adds up for the guest, too- possibly airfare & a hotel, a wedding gift, a shower gift, chipping in at the engagement party or dinner where friends are paying and celebrating you… not to mention if you are in the wedding party. its worth it but… it costs the monies for a dress and hair doing and and…. it costs for everybody…

  5. Who the heck pays for people to have cake sliced, wine uncorked or poured? Cut the dang cake yourselves if you want a piece so bad, and uncork and pour the wine yourselves.

  6. yes… I’m in the thick of planning right now (on the phone with the invitation people AS WE SPEAK). It is certainly a pain in the ass. One thing I hate is that all the sudden EVERYONE has opinions about what would look best… all I see is the “opinions are like assholes…” quote flashing through my head constantly….

  7. I know the feeling. I’m getting married in June, and I’m almost done everything- but it’s the little things that still bother me. And I’ve already accepted the fact that my hair won’t stay curled.

  8. not to brag, but my hair can stay curled for days >.<

    take that, gwenyth!

  9. i HATE fondant.

  10. haha I totally relate to #10!! luckily (or unfortunately?) i didn’t have said elementary school friend’s current address or phone number…

  11. Maybe you just had bad fondant. As a baker/decorator, I can tell you that good fondant does exist! I promise! Unless it’s a texture thing. And besides, its really pretty…

  12. Numero 8!! That is the hardest part!! xx

  13. Got married last spring– you really hit the nail on the head! #6 and #10 are my favorites :-)

  14. I prefer wine to Coors light but maybe that’s why I am form Italy, so everything’s relative when it comes to beverage/food tastes…

  15. Just get married in Vegas by an Elvis or Marilyn impersonator (i would if gay marriage were legal there). The photos would be priceless.