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A quick one before I go away

Filed under : Rants
On November 10, 2006
At 8:21 am
Comments : 9

It’s too late to say this to the happy couple whose wedding I’ll be attending this weekend (mazel tov!) but, hey, I can still say it to the rest of you, can’t I? You single people, that is. Listen, if you are both over thirty and have lived in New York 10 years or more, and maybe one of you (the groom, obviously) has lived here all his life, for the love of God, please do not drag me to your home town for your wedding.

I know, I know, you (or perhaps your mother) have dreamed of a wedding in your locality your whole life and all of your parents’ friends still live there! I’m so thrilled that things will be convenient for them, I really am. But for the rest of us, your adult friends and relatives who are all clustered in the NY area, whywhywhy must we take a day off work, scrunch our nicest clothes into suitcases and our liquids into ziplocs, and pay for airfare and a hotel? I hear so much about how it’s the bride’s day but she isn’t paying for all that, is she?

I’d rant some more but I have a plane to Coldtown to catch.


The Who – A Quick One, While He’s Away


9 Comments for this post

  1. Sarpon says:

    Aw! Mazel tov to the happy, chiily couple, whomever and wherever they may be! It’s my anniversary tomorrow too, adn I dragged all my New York and New Jersey relatives to the place I’d been living for five years when I got married. Guess for me you could have played “Garden party” (Can’t please everyone so you’ve got to please yourself — hey, could it be the family outranks you, Becca. Nah; what was I thinking?)

  2. Celia says:

    It’s not that I can’t appreciate the inconvenience (heaven knows, we are dreading having to schlep to the SECOND bar mitzvah in Grand Junction, CO), but seriously, how does one even have a wedding in NY? Where do the guests stay? Can you reserve a block of rooms at $89/night like you can in Columbia, MD? Can you have all the aunts and uncles over for brunch the next day after the happy couple has left for their honeymoon if you live in an apartment the size of my kitchen? Seriously, how does that work? I’m already worried about my nephew’s bar mitzvah…in 9 years.

  3. Emeraldmph says:

    I have to fly back east to my hometown and then drive 2 hours from DC to Charlottesville for a wedding this summer. Good friend of mine, lovely venue, ridiculous pain in the ass. Unfortunately it’s not cool to video telecon into someone’s wedding.

  4. KP says:

    Just for you, I will hold my next wedding in NYC, probably at that cupcake place or Chipotle.

  5. RN says:

    But is it an open bar? Because I’m thinking I could get my airfare back at least.

  6. suby says:

    Hey– a little bit of weather roulette this time of year, but bonus for me.

  7. Becca says:

    Celia, you do it in New Jersey or Westchester or Long Island. Someplace where I don’t have to go away for the entire weekend.

    But I did get to meet Suby, so it’s all good, really.

  8. Jan says:

    I would think it would be hard to be Orthodox in Buffalo. Not that Buffalo isn’t known for it’s cosmopolitan ethnic diversity or anything.

    Oh, speaking of, I forgot to tell you, Bec — I think the people who just moved in across the courtyard are Orthodox. Kind of unusual around here (I don’t know where they go to synagogue, I can’t picture one within walking distance).

    Or maybe they just have a penchant for funny hats, funny sideburns and leaving lights on all Friday night.

  9. Becca says:

    Who doesn’t have a penchant for that!

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