Snarky post alert. This is two days too late. I wanted to post it in June, traditionally wedding month (although it's been edged out by December in the Philippines) but, er, life got in the way. Anyhoo, let me present: my top five wedding pet peeves:
1. People who ask if they can bring a +1, even when the invitation indicates the number of seats allotted. Wedding-goers, please believe me when I say that the bride and groom thought long and hard about their guest list. I'll say what they're probably too polite to say: "There are 300 other people that rank higher on my priority list and that I'd rather invite before that guy you're 'kind of dating.'" (Wedding etiquette dictates that the only time it's OK to ask is if you're married to your +1.)
2. People who skip the church ceremony because they're tamad. Come on. It's the most important part!
3. Drill sergeant wedding coordinators. I don't like being barked at to get in line, or being unceremoniously herded into a venue. I'm all for being efficient, but efficient doesn't mean rude. There's a polite way to do it.
4. People who talk incessantly during mass. And they don't even try to keep their voices down! I know this might be the first time you and your seatmates are seeing each other since high school, but save the chit-chat for the reception. It's a wedding, not a reunion. It's still supposed to be a solemn affair.
5. And my biggest pet peeve of all: girls who wear white to other girls' weddings. Good grief, woman. Out of all the colors to choose from, why would you decide to wear the bride's color on her day? Sure, that form-fitting white dress flatters you in all the right ways, but get over yourself. Your name is not Pippa Middleton. It's someone else's color and someone else's day.
And while this isn't really a pet peeve, I can kind of understand why this writer believes that writing your own vows is a bad idea. It's a pretty entertaining read.
Got any wedding pet peeves of your own? Do share!