Wedding receptions that don't suck kick ass

posted by Jeff | Monday, July 15, 2002, 2:27 AM | comments: 0

Jen and Neil tied the knot yesterday. Jen and I first met in the fall of '94, when I decided to be the super me and try to score my senior year of college. Fortunately, I met Stephanie the same week and Jen didn't like nice guys at the time, so you know how it all turned out.

I'm really happy for them. Jen is a total sweetheart, and it's so nice to see that she finally found a guy who treats her right. I hope they're one of the pairs that make it, and I hope they're having fun in Mexico.

Our gift to them was to video tape the wedding and shoot stuff at the reception, limo, etc. It's gonna be a whole lot of work, but I think it's going to be really nice for them.

In all honesty, we didn't have high expectations for this thing. Steph was a bride's maid, as Jen was in our wedding. It was one of those things where we didn't know a ton of people, so we weren't expecting a great time.

Fortunately, the exact opposite happened. One of the other bride's maids, Julie, as it turns out, lives about a mile from us, and her husband Jim and I hit it off and had a good time, and it looks like we have new friends. They're only two years older and have an eight-month old son, so it's really all good.

We also had another nice couple at our table who were fun, and easy to talk to, especially as the alcohol was flowing. Jim was the DD and we'd all drive back home together, so Steph and I were free to drink. Boy did we drink.

I lost track, but I think I had in the neighbourhood of nine beers and three shots, which is a whole lot of drinking for someone who rarely drinks anymore. There were a lot of attractive women grinding up to me (and Steph for that matter), including the bride, who was among the most shit-faced there.

Despite the often negative associations with drunk people, I really think that everyone had a damn good time. It was one of those things you really remember for a long time, where the "afterglow" sticks around. Good times and good friends make the downer parts of life a little easier to take.

If you don't have enough of those good times, you have to make them yourself. Here's hoping our big party will be like that in two weeks...


Comments


Post your comment: