Going to a wedding this summer? Of course you are. Going to seven weddings this summer? We feel ya.
Sure, there’s something wonderful about seeing two people you love pledge their life to each other in front of their friends and family. And with cake and drinking and dancing, there’s no doubt that weddings are a good time.
But there comes a year (or two) in most peoples lives where it seems like going to weddings is all you’re doing, and after a while, the vows, the cocktail hour, the toasts, can all seem like a bit of a blur.
To help you differentiate one wedding from another this season (or, alternately, to underscore the commonalities), we’ve come up with the ultimate Summer Wedding 2013 Scavenger Hunt (or drinking game, if you prefer). From mason jars to sparkler exits, can you check all the boxes before summer’s end?
☑ The ceremony program and/or menu were hand-drawn by the bride
☑ There are signs painted on wood pointing you toward the ceremony
☑ There’s a welcome bag that contains Advil
☑ There’s a vintage typewriter for you to leave notes for the bride and groom
☑ There’s a wedding hashtag
☑ There’s an animal in the wedding party
☑ There’s a custom-designed cake topper
☑ There are more bridesmaids than groomsmen
☑ The bridesmaid dresses are J Crew
☑ At least one guest wears an ironic bowtie
☑ Multiple people walk the bride down the aisle
☑ Someone in the bridal party is pregnant.
☑ You drink out of mason jars
☑ There’s a digital photo-booth with “wacky” props
☑ There’s a basket of flip flops to wear on the dance floor
☑ At least 1 edible item is monogrammed (or presented in a monogrammed box)
☑ There’s a Sparkler Exit (where people light sparklers and the bride and groom run through).
☑ The flower arrangements contain fruit and/or vegetables
☑ There are decorated drinking straws (bonus point if they’re monogrammed)
☑ The menu is written on a chalkboard
☑ There are cupcakes instead of a wedding cake
☑ The table cards are edible
☑ You’re at Table 9
☑ There’s a girl who’s way too competitive about catching the bouquet as if that will actually make her boyfriend propose
☑ At least one of the bride or grooms elderly family members tries to dance with you
☑ There’s a signature drink created that tells a story of the couples meeting
☑The “something blue” is her shoes
☑ There’s a painstakingly choreographed first dance
☑ There’s a vegan option and it’s the only option
☑ The bride or groom’s underage relatives never leave the vicinity of the open bar
☑ They play the best dancing song right after they get everyone seated for dinner
☑ “Get Lucky” plays
☑ There are monogrammed M&Ms in the wedding colors.
☑ The tent has chandeliers
☑ The bride has a sports-themed garter belt
☑The bride changes into a different dress for the reception
☑ Desserts are served on a 3-tiered vintage tray
☑ The centerpieces contain vintage books
☑ The favors are jars of homemade jam (bonus point if the couple made them)
☑ Your water glasses are refilled from a Bulleit Bourbon bottle.
☑ There’s a chevron tablecloth, or chalkboard.
☑The bride wears a fascinator.