ADVANCE WARNING: This is not a thread about the madly over-inflated costs of hosting a wedding, or the out-dated patriarchal structure of the marriage process itself - it is a simple, jolly thread about the fun OR irritating things that happen at weddings when you're there as a guest.
Getting some fresh air at 11pm and having an amazing, hilarious chat with some guy you've never met before. Next morning realising you have no idea who is, but you'll always have those 10 minutes.
Crap anecdotes during the speeches, knowing that they're the toned-down versions. Everyone welling up as the mushy bits.
Having some banter with the groom's Uncle Mick. Everyone has an Uncle Mick.
The waiting between the service and the fun stuff while people take pictures.
The band spending far too long doing jazzy stuff when all anyone wanted to do was dance to The Killers.
Slightly awkward banter from the vicar. Stick to the script pal.