2nd Wedding of the Month

Last night was the second wedding that we had in the month of December.  I can't get over that we've been to 3 December weddings in the last year, and not one before that.  So if 2010 (and December of 2009) was the year of the December wedding, it seems like 2011 is going to be the year of the Sunday wedding. We already have two Sunday weddings for next year (one definite, one likely) and we've never been to a Sunday wedding before, ever!  Crazy, right?  (We were also at a Friday wedding this year, also a first.)

I think the off-season and off-day weddings are definitely a sign of the economy.  People want to be able to have the wedding of their dreams without going totally broke, and most places over serious discounts for any non-Saturday events.  The cons are that the weather could possibly be horrible in December and you may lost some guests on Fridays or Sundays because of work schedules, particularly when there is any sort of traveling involved.  We pondered an off-day wedding ourselves for a millisecond but ultimately decided that we wanted to stay with a traditional summer Saturday so that we wouldn't run the risk of any of our guests not coming due to travel concerns, especially since nearly everyone was coming from out of town.

But anyway, back to the topic at hand!

Saturday night we went to a wedding, out near the Pittsburgh airport.  It was a co-worker of DH's so I didn't really know the couple that well (at all, really.)  I knew two of the other couples that I met on other occasions, but no one else, so I wasn't really sure what kind of time I was going to have.

I wore the black and white lace dress that purchased in the fall of 2009, as a second dress option for DH's brother's wedding last December. At the last minute I decided to have the first dress I purchased altered and ended up wearing that.  I had buyer's remorse because it was too late to return this dress, and it definitely wasn't cheap.  But since then I've worn it twice and am now glad that I kept it - it's perfect for these fall and winter events and I really do love how it looks.

DH wasn't feeling great, so he was the DD. That always helps me to be more social at these somewhat awkward sort of events.  It also helped that the food was delicious (Fillet Mignon and chicken with mashed potatoes) and they seriously had the biggest cookie table I have ever seen in my life.  And to top it all off, they had a great DJ who did an amazing job of mixing the songs together so that there was never a moment of downtime and played stuff that kept people dancing the entire time.  So even though I didn't know anyone going into it, I ended up dancing more than I do at some weddings where I know everyone there!

I feel like they spared no expense for this wedding, from the food to the venue to the vendors.  Everything was so nice.  I'm sure that it cost them (or their parents) a small fortune, but I think that the guests really did have an amazing time because of it all, and the bride and groom were definitely thrilled with the way that everything turned out. 

So, I'm definitely glad that we went to this wedding - it was a great way to spend a Saturday night.  Congratulations to the happy bride and groom!


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