Weddings are fun’¦.for some people. Many, however, find the experience tiring and with December being the wedding season, this time of the year is the most hated one for this lot.
Weddings are fun….for some people. Many, however, find the experience tiring and with December being the wedding season, this time of the year is the most hated one for this lot.
It brings numerous inconveniences, as people are forced to opt for absenteeism and travel several kilometres just so the groom and the bride can get to know the attendees personally.
Personally, I dislike attending weddings, the reasons being the place is overcrowded, the elders asking when you would get married and free food, to name a few. Free food would entice many people, but not me.
Nevertheless, I attend a wedding as long as the person getting married is really close to me. On other instances, I decide to skip the event altogether.
Here are a few reasons that I have used in the past and you can use, too, in order to avoid attending a wedding ceremony –
If the wedding is on a Saturday or a Sunday, you can use the three-day weekend as the reason to evade the wedding experience. You can make the excuse that you are visiting some other destination with your family or friends.
People often do not report to work, in case the wedding is set to take place on a weekday. But if you genuinely wish to dodge the wedding, being honest might help you get away with your absence at the event. Just tell them that you can’t skip work, but you are happy for the couple.
You can also blame the harsh weather, if it is a truthful reason. You can then rest the entire day, watching your favourite movie with popcorn and drinks sitting beside you.
If you did not like the couple much, you can steal their thunder, in a way, by announcing your own promotion date clashing with the wedding.
You can also disappear for a few weeks. Do not contact your friends or the bride/groom. You can come back to the social circuit once the wedding is done and explain your reason to not attending the wedding.
You can also use your botched appearance as an excuse to not attend the ceremony. Tell them that the day before you went to groom yourself, but the experience backfired and you were in no position to attend the wedding in that condition.
Tell the bride/groom that you had a crush on their better half. If you never liked the person ever and were forced to stay friends with them, maybe this would help you to get rid of them totally. Good riddance!