Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Klassy Weekend?

This weekend was a whirl wind of driving, cramming in way to many errands and special events, and more driving.  {Especially since Husband's finals are this week!}

We went to Home-Town Mid-West Friday for Nephew Sweet Pea's 2nd birthday party!  He is just to darn cute!  Unfortunately, I left the camera at home and didn't get any pictures of him opening his clicking, noise-making Tonka Truck or just being his cute self.  

Saturday was a wedding of one of Husband's friends that he grew up with.  It was a pretty wedding and I think it was exactly what the bride wanted!  She looked so beautiful!  And the cake was gorgeous! {Again no camera = no pictures}  The only concerns I had about the entire thing were a few of the guests...

Here are a few "observations" that I made during the wedding festivities...

The Church - While most everyone was dresses beautifully fitting for the setting of the traditional church where the ceremony was held, there were a few that just weren't.  
1.  I'm sorry, but I don't think it is appropriate to wear such short dresses in the Lord's house!  We're talking just a slight turn to quickly in one direction and the minister would get an eye full!
2.  It is never appropriate to wear white to a wedding unless it is your own!  {And no, even if it is an extremely short dress it does not make it ok}
3.  You may be proud of your baby bump, but it doesn't mean that you should wear a full length, bright red, spandex dress with two slits up to mid-thigh.  And if you choose to, please for the love of everyone around you wear a thong or some seamless undergarments...

The Reception - I may be labeled a fuddy duddy for what I'm about to say but...I wasn't really looking forward to the reception.  I knew what it was going to be like and I'm over that kind of behaviour.  It was just a large party.  I mean a college house party, a how much beer can you consume party.  I know that its exactly what the bride and groom wanted though and I'm glad that they had the party that they wanted.  Its just not fun to me any more.  

Here are a couple of images that illustrate my point.  {These are pictures that I've pulled off of Facebook and blurred the faces}  I wish I had a picture of the ladies taking a knee and chugging their drinks in honor to the happy couple...

Wedding Drinking Privacy Blur
Wedding Drunk Dancing Privacy Blur

My question is when is it no longer age appropriate {if it ever was} to drain the kegs right there in front of your parents and grandparents?  

Now, I'm all for throwing a great party to celebrate such a wonderful day, but maybe sticking to a classy party and not a Klassy party...

What do you think?  When is it time to grow up?  Would you ever wear a short dress in church?  Is ok to keep partying like you did in college?  

3 comments:

EthidiumBromide said...

Actually, now that you've posted this, maybe you can answer a dilemma I'm having. I have two weddings coming up on the same day (and we're attending both, long story) - but they're both Catholic ceremonies. Now, being Jewish, I am VERY familiar with Jewish traditions that it is EXTREMELY inappropriate to have bare shoulders in a synagogue (sleeves must always be worn)... but since most Jewish weddings are not actually IN a synagogue, this is not a problem, and thus strapless/sleeveless dresses are perfectly appropriate. I've only ever been to one Catholic wedding before in a church, and I was a bridesmaid... in a strapless dress... so I figured if the bride put me in it, it was what she wanted. But now I'm trying to figure out what to wear as a guest -- are there any rules about this for a church? The dress I was thinking of wearing falls just past my knees so length isn't an issue, but it IS sleeveless (not strapless)... do I need to get a shrug? I don't know what the rules are for a church vs. a synagogue! I don't want to be disrespectful!!!

with.much.love said...

Wow! Dancing on chairs at the reception? That seems a little much to me....

If that's what the bride wanted, more power to her but that wasn't exactly what I envisioned for my big day. I would have been pretty upset if it had turned into that!

Crazy.

Newlywed Hostess said...

I cannot imagine a wedding like that being much fun for me to be a guest either. I mean I have been to ones where drinking was rampant but no one was chugging beer. It was fun but not so offensive. But to each their own and if the bride is happy then all went well.
I bet the nephew was adorable.
I also wanted to thank you for your kind comments on my blog.