January 26, 2009 ~ 10:22am
My younger brother got married this weekend, and me being a true critic's critic have to make my comments. It goes without saying that the bride and groom were obviously quite happy. Even after all the hiccups, I am pretty sure the entire event went very much to their liking. I must say that there were some serious errors in planning and execution but the real surprise was ... I actually had a really good time. That's not to say I was expecting a bad experience, but rather I didn't know what to expect. I was traveling to a place that I don't visit too often and I was not involved in majority of the planning due to the distance.
There were some near-miss incidents with a missing restaurant, a missing suit and a missing grandmother but all were eventually remedied. I was quite pleased with the barkeep when he told me I ordered a "man's drink" - I think he was tired of mixing so many fruity drinks. I was also incredibly happy to see my nephew and nieces tearing up the dance floor. They all had such a great time. As for me, I think I would have been better at doing the "Pretzel" had I not been so hammered. But I did sober up for some bonding with some future in-laws. All in all it was a fun time.
Now, only one ... two ... maybe three more to go???