toast & tea: how to attend weddings and also smell nice
“Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea.”
- T. S. Eliot
With your fearless hosts: T and S Flufiot!
I WAS INVITED TO A WEDDING BUT IT'S NOT CLEAR IF I CAN BRING A PLUS ONE. HELP!?
Dear Plus None,
Ah, Weddings. So full of love. But where’s the love for your plus one? What’s wrong with the world, mama? Let me answer that:
Not enough Fergie
Not enough communication.
Let’s address number two. If you have a serious significant otro, and you want them at this event (might not always be the case, amirite Ferg? Duhamel can be A LOT), then you need to communicate that. Get in contact with the bride, or whoever invited you, and just ask. Make sure to not make it a hostile situation, just state your case and let them know it’s *okay* if you can’t.
But also remember although this may be their wedding, it’s also your day too! In this sharing economy everything belongs to everyone and you deserve time to show-off. You’re coupled! You’re well-adjusted! Lookie here!
Worst case they say no and you buddy up with another plus-one-less-wedding-goer. But first, fight for your right, two-party.
Always pickin’ chicken,
WHAT IS THE BEST LAYS POTATO CHIP THAT DOESN’T MAKE YOUR BREATH STINK?
Dear Nice Breath,
Screw it, sour cream & onion is the best.
CAN I WEAR BLACK TO A WEDDING?
Dear Goth Queen (Or Just A Big Fan Of LBDs?),
My first reaction is: No.
Second is: ….Why black?! There are so many beautiful colors to choose from!?
Third: Okay, I get you. You’ve got a good black dress that’s easy to slip on and you look hott in it. You don’t want to buy something new for this one-time event. Black is just your thing.
Really, it just depends on the situation. If this is a friend’s wedding and you feel comfortable asking her (or him) what the deal is, go for it. But also remember that she’s busy planning a wedding, so double-check your other options before you bother her with it.
When in doubt, err on the side of caution. A lot of old wedding traditions don’t necessarily apply anymore (but certainly don’t wear white to this thing). Dig out anything else you can before you decide to go all gothic. Or, if you can afford it (lucky you!), use this as an excuse to buy a dress you’ve had your eye on and will wear again.
Cautiously and colorfully,