Why doesn't anyone talk about how AWKWARD weddings feel? #Ceremony Advice#social anxiety Updated Feb 10 2020 (Posted Jan 17 2020) Guest post by Laura Awkward shirt from BlessedSocietee I think everyone needs to talk more about the real feeling of a wedding ceremony. Hello, people: HUSHED SILENCE AND STANDING IN FRONT OF A CROWD OF PEOPLE IS AWKWARD. I have not been to a single wedding that I didn't think, "oh gosh, this is so awkward." Nobody knows what to say, few people know what to do. There's a lot of standing around and stammering. There are a lot of people who are like, "I'm going to hug you now because you are bride/groom/father of bride/mother of bride/ etc." I went to a wedding once where the environmental noise was so loud (umm, we were in a cave with a waterfall!) that you couldn't carry on a conversation. We laughed later, but during the wedding and reception it was just painfully loud, and – you guessed it – awkward! Related Post Our wedding day was not awesome and it's okay Right after the ceremony, the only thought in my head was "this wedding would never be good enough to be on Offbeat Bride." Even at non-cave weddings where things might be more traditional, the list of awkward wedding moments goes on: Standing up at the altar while a bunch of people sit and stare at you? Awkward! Waiting for the bride and groom to arrive at the reception is awkward Sitting at tables with people you don't know? it's awkward Why do so many people drink at receptions? Hellllllllo awkward! Wandering around your own reception not being sure who to talk to? AWKWARD! You wanna know the crazy thing though? People don't remember the awkward. They remember that they attended the wedding of someone they loved. They remember that they witnessed the vows. They remember the sweet things that were said. They remember the kiss. So you know what I say? EMBRACE THE AWKWARD! Related Post Offbeat Bride caused me to lower my expectations, and I'm okay with that If you had talked to me a couple of years ago and said things like "backyard wedding" or "potluck dinner," I would have smiled and said that was "lovely… for… Read More Laura PREVIOUS My Vows-First Wedding NEXT A laid-back, multicultural Olin Park wedding with a surprise dress swap Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.