Thursday, March 18, 2010

jumping on the wedding train

In a few weeks, Wedding Season 2010 begins. As it stands, we have six weddings this year, April, May, June, July, August, October and November. If you're curious, they are in Iowa, Virginia, Virginia, New Hampshire, London (Ontario), Iowa and London (ON, again). Once again, I'm a bit dizzy, looking at them all :)

The two London weddings are siblings- the bride is the August wedding and the groom is November. I knew the groom first, as we worked on a few campaigns together, and I became good friends with his sister when I was in London a few years ago running a campaign with him during Canada's Federal Elections in 2004. I'm looking forward to them, as I haven't seen the groom since I left Canada, but I saw his sister two years ago when she was interning in Baltimore that summer.

Here's my problem- the weekend of the bride's wedding, in August, Steve is out of town for a convention. I obviously really want to go to her wedding, but I don't want to go alone, especially to an out-of-town (and country!) wedding where I won't know many people. Of course, I'll know their family, and maybe one or two friends, but for the most part, I won't know anyone. I don't think I am very good in situations like that, where I don't know many people. I get a little intimidated, and I think that a wedding might make it a little more stressful!

I am debating what I should do. Should I just say I can't go? Should I go alone?

Have you ever been in a similar situation? What would you do?

11 comments:

Annie said...

I would make it more that "we" can't go because my husband has a work conference that same weekend. Pretend you have to always stick with your husband! I would too if i were you - i would never want to go out of the country to a wedding by myself!

Katelin said...

okay one that is so many weddings, sheesh woman, haha. and two i think i would go because i love weddings and meeting new people but if you don't think you'll be comfortable i wouldn't go.

Wearing Mascara said...

Listen to your gut. If it were me, I probably wouldn't go because it's out of the country and kinda scary.

kay said...

Go!! I would jump on a wedding out of the country! Think of the positive end of it, you will meet new people and may just end up having a great time!

midnight macaroons said...

This is a difficult situation. I think I would attend if it were in a familiar area (near town or in town). However, since it's out of the country I don't know if I would want to go through the hassle of traveling that far without a date. And considering that you'll be attending another wedding in London I would probably skip this one and attend the next with Steve.

You could always treat the newlyweds to lunch and be able to sit and visit (see pictures/hear details of her wedding) when you attend her brother's wedding in November.

How exciting to have been involved with the Federal Elections. I find politics fascinating. Frustrating at times but fascinating. I'm sure you have a lot of fun stories.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Shoshanah said...

What a year of weddings you have! With your question I think it'd be ok not to go. I think I'd be afraid if I went to one siblings and not the other's, that I'd be afraid the whose wedding I didn't go to would be upset. But since they are both getting married in the same year, it seems likely that you wouldn't be the only one going to one but not the other.

Miss Janice said...

Lot of weddings here girl! I would go...I go everywhere by myself if my husband can't/won't go. If it makes you uncomfortable, then absolutely do NOT go.

Sandra - If it comes in pink said...

I so haven't been in the same situation, almost wished I had. I have only been to one wedding in my life, guess my friends still are too young to get married :S

little miss can't be wrong said...

Thanks for stopping by!!
I would definitely go... make it into an adventure and have some well-deserved "me!" time!!

Jill said...

Oh my gosh... you have SO many weddings. If you can't make it to a wedding, don't feel bad. Sometimes things happen and it's hard when friends make you feel guilty about it... don't feel bad, do what works for you.

Rachel said...

I would totally go if I were you (I know I'm a little late posting this, but since the wedding's not till this summer, I think its okay :). I went to my cousin's wedding in Israel all by myself last summer. I only knew the bride and her family, and I'm not at all friends with her family. And she was obviously busy with wedding plans. But she introduced me to some of her other friends, and I spent 10 days bouncing around the city by myself and made lots of friends at the wedding. I did just as much dancing as I would have with a date. I say go -- what do you have to loose?