I wasn’t that kind of kid who puts on a pillow cover over her head and pretend to be walking down the aisle towards my prince charming. I never fantasized about how my own wedding will be. I don’t give much attention to wedding ceremonies and frankly, I don’t really know what the cake, champagne and doves were for. For me, wedding ceremonies and receptions both are mind-boggling. Why would anyone spend so much for one day which will be forgotten by most of the people who attended it except for the bride and groom? If I had that amount of money to spend on a wedding, I would grab my luggage and passport and travel the world with my husband after spending a few minutes at a judge’s office to legalize our marriage. But then again, that’s just me and most probably, I am the only retard who doesn’t like weddings.
15May10 was the wedding date of my good friend Donessa Rivera. As she walked down the aisle, I hate to admit it but my eyes welled up. She was SO beautiful in that white dress with the sunlight blaring behind her, she looks like an apparition. Haha. I can’t find any other adjective which fits what I had in mind but I think you know what I mean. She did look lovely. Well the ceremony was, as I have expected it to be, long. And I had to ask myself, what the cord, veil and coins were for? The maid of honor, the equally ravishing Em was at the bride’s disposal. She was all over the place, fixing the bride’s gown, lifting the bride’s veil while receiving the communion etc. etc. If I was the maid of honor, I would just have sat there blank-minded or fighting off the urge to sleep throughout the ceremony – just like what I did as a regular spectator from afar.
After the wedding ceremony, there was the mandatory photo shoot of the bride and groom together with the entourage, family and friends. It took even longer as I have expected as people were walking towards the couple to have their picture taken like they have all the time in the world.
At the wedding reception which I was unfortunately hosting, unfortunate for the bride and groom’s part as it’s bound to fail no matter what, I had written a script that I will follow thru the rest of the evening but seeing that people were not interested to what I’m saying I had to cut it all short. The script was a waste, I might as well just have walked up there and recited the Philippine National Anthem and people will still clap their hands afterwards. There’s been a lot of editing done during the program, a lot of events ommitted plainly because people were not being cooperative and well, they’re probably just too hungry and bored to bother.
What really ticked me off was the garter toss and the bouquet toss. Yes, it was a typical begging for people to go upfront and join this traditional toss, I swear there’s a hint of irritation on my voice while begging for people to come upfront and join the game. So when I figured that they are never going to cooperate, I just want to get it over with and did the game with what little number of participants I have.
To make the long story short, the reception was horrible all because of me. One thing I learned about this mishap – never ever accept a responsibility which I truly loathe no matter how much I love the person who asked for it. I am never going to put myself in that situation ever again, too bad because I was actually really looking forward to it and I wanted it to be the way I would have enjoyed it : NOT boring.
So with this, I would like to officially extend my apologies to the bride, for making her reception a big flop. Sorry if my patience (or lack thereof) got the best of me.
P.S. I tremendously enjoyed the photo booth though. 😀
Once again, sorry Doneng for ruining your reception. 🙁