Cliff Gardner

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Wedding Wrecking Crew

I’ve spent the last few days doing wedding stuff with Kristen Brooke, David and Zayne, three of the most awesome people and friends in the whole world, and I’ve learned a few things during the whole process:

--weddings are the worst and most stressful things in the world to organize, and families (not friends) are the reason for that.

--I don’t care if Mandy and I wait a really long time to get married because it will delay the misery that will be planning our wedding.

--weddings are expensive. No matter what, you’ll be spending around five grand at least, unless you do it in a backyard, which isn’t an option (see the first thing I learned).

--eloping becomes a progressively cooler alternative as the process continues.


  • I do think a cool alternative is to elope and take some good pictures, then throw a giant informal party when you get back. It's just less possible when you really want your closest family to be there for the vows and crying and stuff. I LOVED only having 12 people at our ceremony plus us and Scooter - it super ruled and was a nice middle ground.

    By Anonymous Andrea, at 10:10 PM  

  • Eloping fucking rocks! What doesn't rock is a wedding party of 30, anything involving friends doing the cooking, and arson. So, avoid those, and I'll crash your wedding like crazy!

    By Blogger Christine, at 3:10 PM  

  • Arab weddings are truly ridiculous affairs: a guest list of 400-500 of your parents not-so-closest relatives and friends that you have likely never met in your life, an underlying push to outdo everyone else who's tied the knot in the last year, and a bill that often tops 5 figures.

    By Anonymous Sharl, at 6:38 PM  

  • word.

    By Anonymous Kristen Brooke, at 9:52 PM  

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