Uchinem and I have two friends who are getting married in a month. They’re the first of our friends to do so, therefore this will also be the first time we attend a wedding that is not of family or parents’ friends.
First: I dislike weddings. It’s not only the huge gathering of people that puts me off, but also each and every tradition since most are so silly I just feel like banging my head on the wall.
Second: it’s going to be a religious wedding. Going to church is not only going to be extremely awkward for me, but I’m pretty sure someone will notice me standing there not saying or doing anything. Usually I skip that part, but, you know, friends. At least it’s not a funeral, in which I might be accused of not caring about the soul of the deceased.
Third: they expect us to be part of the silliness. Which I’m sure is normal and all, but I’m sure I’ll forget to record that video of us saying what we think of the bride and groom (not that we don’t like them, but I might offend some sensibilities), and Uchinem is trying to find loopholes so that he won’t have to write and read a text about love and the likes. At church. Of course, he’s considering just copying something from a game and see how many get it, so he might actually get some enjoyment out of it.
Fourth: the groom is Uchinem’s childhood friend and he knows all his family, who are actually quite nice people. So I’ll have to behave. That includes not speaking my mind when the inevitable question of when we’re getting married ourselves comes (and make no mistake, they mean by the church).
So, a bit of a social minefield for me. Should be fun.