we are SO interrupting out regularly scheduled programming to bring you THE BEST IDEA EVER, i SWEAR!!!
ready? okay: i think we should all have a wedding!
no, of COURSE no one would actually get MARRIED. we'd just skip that part. but we could all come and dress up and get a band and have a big ole' wedding reception! we could even bring a gift and give it to someone there.
my thoughts on this are thus:
- for those readers who've not yet gotten married, this takes the pressure off in lots of ways. you can tell your friends and family you are having a wedding, and leave the rest to mystery. or invite them, whatever. the point is, you can have your first wedding and then don't have to get all confused later, trying to figure out whether you're more excited for the event than the marriage itself. by the time you actually get married, you will have already had the excitement of the wedding taken care of.
- for those readers in my boat -- married, but now single and dating -- it takes all the pressure off of hoping for another ring, you know? plus, for those of us who may be ever-so-slightly jaded, along the lines of "i'm never doing THAT again" (wedding, not marriage), well, now you can! but you won't have all the pressure of being a bride! you'll just have the opportunity to reap the benefits of the party.
- for those who ARE married, whatever! weddings are the new monogamy. or something. (work with me here.)
- we all need to get together and celebrate anyway. i mean, look, if i said, "i'm having a party" most of you would not be able to trek to san francisco to come to it. no one travels THAT far for a party, especially not for someone they only know in the invisible sense, right? but a wedding? and what if it's YOUR wedding? you'd HAVE to go. work will understand.
bridal gowns will be optional, as will be tuxedos...but can't you just see it now? 500 invisible internet friends come together for the first time, ALL in full wedding regalia? all of us wandering around a reception hall in wedding gowns? HAHAHAHAHAHA.
so yep. let's pick a place convenient to all of us (or none of us, such as mexico), and plan it right now!