My friends Rezal and Robert got married. They had a typical American-Spanish-Scottish wedding. Although, everyone of you had attended at some point in life such a wedding I am going to blog about it and about all the additional events which accompanied the wedding.
The Engagement Party
Well actually, I can't write a lot about the engagement party because I was not invited to it. In fact, I have never been invited to an engagement party in my life. That is not intended to be a criticism to Rezal and Robert - they don't have to invite me - it's a criticism to my 3 married siblings who didn't invite me to their engagement party. Soheil, don't bother to invite me to your wedding if you don't plan to invite me to your engagement party.
The Wedding Shower
As I understand, wedding showers are a new developments and are based on bridal showers. I was not the only man attending for the first time a wedding shower. Wedding showers are one of the many times you have to buy a gift. I just realized you need to buy a gift also for engagement parties. Soheil, you don't have to invite me to your engagement party, nor to your wedding shower. Being the son of a Yazdy and Isfehani is the Iranian equivalent of being Scottish.
The Bachelor Party
In order to prevent my blog from a R rating and because I don't want to expose Robert, I'm going to stick with the "official" version: We played video games all night long. We played a game called Warcraft 3, I mean of course Warcraft 3.0 (@Robert: They will buy it more easily if we use .0)
The Wedding Rehearsal
Wedding rehearsal is one more thing I attended for the very first time. As far as I know, I have never been before at a wedding that was rehearsed before. As the represent of the Spiritual Assembly, I had to sign the documents at the wedding. To not mess up I had to attend the rehearsal and practice how to sign.
Originally, I thought my task at the wedding would be something different: eight or nine months ago, before Rezal and Robert were engaged, Rezal asked me if I would like to be her maid of honor. I told her, it was my dream since I was a little girl. I meant by that: "yes". But she must have understood: "hell no", she asked someone else. It's not the first time Rezal and I had a misunderstanding. Instead, I become the representative of the Spiritual Assembly, or as someone at the wedding called me: "the guy who has married them". To clarify, the Spiritual Assembly has married them - I was just representing the Assembly. But, I love my new title and I will keep it anyway.
The Wedding Reception
I'm running out of space so I will keep it short. Another reception, lots of food, music, no dancing.
One or two months ago, I meet Robert while he was planning his wedding. I asked him how he was doing. He rolled his eyes and said with a tired voice: "There is so much to plan for a wedding". I guess the hassle is the reason why in America most breakups happen while weddings are planned. In Germany most breakups happen during the seven year itch (verflixte 7. Jahr). So, congratulations Robert and Rezal, you made it through the worst part. From now on, it will be only better. Let me give you an advice for the next seven years: Don't move to Germany.