When it comes to attending weddings, this isn’t my first rodeo. Literally, I have attended two rodeo-themed weddings. During one ceremony, there were actual cattle grazing behind the altar. I have been a guest at an absurd number of weddings, from black tie to the beach to a traditional Scottish ceremony, and I have seen it all. In fact, several months ago, a Williams-Sonoma employee recognized me as the “Hey, you always buy the bath towel sets, right?” girl.
Spring wedding season is upon us. For those of us in this young adult limbo, our calendars are packed with wedding celebrations. So dust off your flask and get ready for the wedding drinking game, guaranteed to distract you rubber chicken dinner.
∙A handwritten sign that reads, “Pick a seat, not a side”
∙Bridesmaids all wearing different dresses of the same color
∙Acrylic French tip manicures
∙“No plus ones”
∙Tulle fabric decorations
∙Someone takes out a selfie stick
∙People take iPhone pictures of the ceremony (take another sip if people are also uploading pictures during the ceremony)
∙DJ plays a heavily censored pop song
∙Someone says, “you’re next”
∙Someone in the wedding party gets sick
∙You sense sexual tension between a groomsman and a bridesmaid
∙Someone is watching a basketball game on his or her phone
∙Your leg cramps during “Shout”
∙A speech is longer than five minutes
Finish Your Drink:
∙The groom removes the garter with his teeth
∙It’s on a Thursday or a Sunday
∙The couple lies about how they met
∙Anyone alludes to wedding night sex in a toast
∙The couple updates their Facebook profiles during the wedding reception
∙A grandparent makes his or her disapproval known
Drink responsibly, dad dance — you know the drill..