Weddings are a huge deal. Huge enough to change your entire life and not in the going from a Miss to Mrs way. A wedding can define the rest of your life.
Or at least this is what every wedding related service will convince you. So they make cash. And you (the Bride and/or Groom) become paranoid that your wedding doesn’t have enough…enough…crazy sh*t.
But here’s the kicker: at the time you will think the crazy wedding ideas are completely normal.
Let me explain.
You start off the wedding planning thinking yours will be special and different. Then you buy a few wedding magazines to inspire you, maybe create a Pinterest board to gather your ideas and meet a few industry people. And within weeks you find yourself falling down a rabbit hole wondering where you are going to get 100 butterfly eggs to put into your invite so that butterflies flutter out when your guest opens the invite. Yes. That is a thing.
I did a quick and very scientific poll of the Mamamia office and here are just a few of the crazy things that have happened at weddings they’ve attended.
1. A Thank You gift as a small tree. But the Bride didn’t take a short cut and just buy lots of small trees. She bought seeds, planted them, and cared for them (must have been for at least a year) before the wedding so they would be small trees for the guests.
2. Overdoing it with the paper for the invites. An example? The invite came in an envelope. This part is normal. Then it also had a RSVP card with another envelope for the RSVP card. Then it had a piece of paper with the gift registry information on it.
And another piece of paper with a map of how to get to the ceremony and reception (because not everyone has phones with GPS on them). AND another teeny tiny envelope with a love quote. Just ’cause. Stop killing trees people.
3. The RSVP card that looks like a uni timetable selection. Where the top says “Please select which events you will be attending to celebrate our wedding” and the list looks like this: Pre-Wedding drinks, Ceremony, Reception, After-party, Recovery Brunch, Honeymoon Farewell drinks…How about just inviting people to the wedding. Full stop.