Through photography I have made some amazing friends. Friends that without I wouldn’t be where I am. Friends that I don’t see all that often, but I know they are a phone call away or an email away. So when it came time to make the guest list for my wedding it was an easy decision to invite the core group of photography friends who got me where I am today. They held my hand through all the hard/stressful times and pushed me to be better then I thought I could be. One of those guests is my friend Stephanie Olson. Today she posted the funniest status, but as funny as it is, it is sooooooooooo true. SO if you are a guest of MY wedding or ANY wedding at all read these rules and abide by them for darn sake!!
LOVE YOU STEPH!
HERE IS THE MESSAGE THAT STEPH LEFT:
My GOOD GUEST PLEDGE to Molly & Eric!
I was thinking about what good stuff the summer still has to offer me and one if them is being a guest a friend’s wedding. I haven’t been a guest in at least 5 years! I am so excited! Based on what I have seen in the last 15 years, I have learned more on how not to be a good guesT
2. I will not be on time to your ceremony. I will be EARLY. At least 15 minutes. I won’t be running to your ceremony as you are anxiously waiting to walk down the aisle to your Eric.
3. I will keep my arms and legs in my seat at all times. I will not have appendages sticking out, dangling over or just plain thrust out towards you holding a smartphone while you walk down the isle. I want to take in the look on your face as you are in the moment you have been waiting for since you were a little girl.
4. I will not view your wedding day through a 3″ display. I will take a lot of mental pictures.
5. I won’t post a really dark picture of you on Facebook during and of your first dance.
6. When the DJ or band leader asks us to be seated. I will do so. I will not make them ask 2 or 3 or more times over 15 minutes while I wait in line at the bar for a cocktail. I have all night to drink.
7. If your toasts run lengthy, which is totally beyond your control, I won’t start eating anything that’s in front of me or pick up my phone doing I don’t know what until they are over. I will listen with respect to the folks that are nearest and dearest to you.
8. If I need to check in on my daughter, I will find the appropriate time and place to do so. Kinda like our parents did when they were at a wedding.
9. I will not eat dinner and then go home. You invited me to celebrate and I had plenty of time to plan for an evening out.
10. I will not be on the outskirts of your dance floor (or in the background of all your photos) looking down on my phone.
11. I will be sure to dance.
12. I will not dance like a stripper.
13. I will not dance like a stripper with Eric.
14. I will be a part of your day without barriers from all the beauty and details of your day. I will enjoy, be guided, hear, taste, smell, dance, laugh and love witnessing the love you and Eric share together.
So excited to be your guest!!!