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The How-To Lounge: Handling Wedding Season (When You're Not Getting Married)

The How-To Lounge: Handling Wedding Season (When You're Not Getting Married)

Obviously, wedding season is upon us — not just here, but everywhere. Whether you want to avoid the fuss because you're feeling remorseful about your relationship status or you're just sick of hearing about engagements and marriage, it's still pretty impossible to miss out on it all together. But there are a few things to keep in mind while you try to get through the wedding season without going nuts. To see my tips,


  • If you're in a wedding or two this season, then there's really no place to hide. But you can take some of the frustration away by not signing on for more than you can handle. It really is OK to decline a request. And there's also nothing wrong with letting all those bridal party group emails slip through your inbox without comment!
  • If you happen to be attending any weddings this season, try to focus on the positives: free food and alcohol, a reason to buy a cute dress, good music (hopefully), and lots of eligible young guys.
  • If you're not going to any weddings but you're sick of all the wedding fuss, try getting your unmarried friends together for a fun night out and a gripe fest. Sometimes complaining can actually do a girl good.
  • Since you're not in the wedding circle, you have a much more interesting perspective on things marriage-related, so use that to your advantage in conversations and among your friends. If there was ever a time to decide exactly what not to do, now is it. So have fun with it, even if that means making fun of it a little!


Join The Conversation
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 9 years
i say forget the weddings unless it's absolutely necessary and through a banging bridesmaid party for all your single friends where you coming in your best bridesmaid dress and dance and drink the night away! sometimes it's okay to have girl power parties. and no it's not my original idea. i got it from the alicia keys miniseries that aired during the hills on mtv. great idea!
tee0206 tee0206 9 years friends are all getting hitched. It's the mid-20s curse. I'm in the Facebook group entitled "All my friends are getting married. I'm just getting drunk."
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
I agree with a lot of the posters here - the only thing about wedding season that bothers me is how much it's invaded the Sugar sites.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I don't have a problem with it. I know some a few married relationships that only reminds me of why I'm kind of glad I'm not yet...ha.
avettafawna avettafawna 9 years
I agree with looseseal, all this wedding nonsense is getting old. BTW, this post seems like something you'd find in some ladies journal 40 years ago. I thought we had come up with more interesting things to talk about these days.
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 9 years
I totally agree muffin! I've been with my guy for 5 years but we are only 22. Even so I'm envious and waiting for it to me "my turn"
rosey_y rosey_y 9 years
I agree with looseseal, although I do like to read the wedding stuff! I just don't like it in amongst everything else. It means that I rarely ever visit IDoSugar itself, since when I do I've already seen most of the entries and that's a bit annoying. I'd love to have all the wedding stuff in one place where I can visit and read away. Just my feedback! :) On topic, I don't mind weddings. I think they're usually fun to attend and talk about (to a certain degree!). I try to remember that they're extremely exciting for the bride and groom. Or at least for the bride. :P
emalove emalove 9 years
I love weddings...they make me happy. Even before I was married myself, I liked going to them.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
I think the best way to get these posts to stop is to refuse to comment on them and not to click on any of the ad links. I doubt that will actually help though. I am not sure how the Sugar HQ works, but my guess is that the bloggers are handed down some level of what they have to post every day.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
lol I happen to love wedding season but I can totally understand how it would get annoying and/or overwhelming. :)
looseseal looseseal 9 years
Funny enough, no one I know are getting married this year, but I AM sick of getting a whole lot of wedding stuff in my mysugar RSS feed. Sure, it's easy enough to press delete, but I feel like I've hit delete about a gazillion times already and there is still more, more, MORE everyday. Come on, the wedding stuff has its own section, must it spill over to every other section, too? Is it at all possible to limit the wedding stuff to IdoSugar? (Instead of scattering the wedding stuff all over the place and linking them all to IdoSugar?) You don't see PetSugar slowly monopolizing every other section every single day. A little bit of overlap I can understand, but this is ridiculous.
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
I accept your apology DearSugar :)
shmuffin123 shmuffin123 9 years
Thank you Dear Sugar for at least commenting on this as a woman in a 5 1/2 relationship, waiting for her beau to pop the question, attending numerous weddings this season (including said boyfriend's LITTLE sisters wedding) has made me edgy and grumpy...oh and note to everyone "Your time will come." Most. Patronizing. Comment. EVER!
Sydney-C Sydney-C 9 years
I am WAY TIRED of weddings already...especially since my best friend just got married a month ago and they are already talking divorce..give me a break. One down, like 5 more to go. *sigh*
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