Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wedding Recap

I'm finally back from the wedding weekend in fabulous Dayton, Ohio. I have to say that it turned out to be way more fun that I thought it was going to be.

I have to admit that I was very worried at first because I didn't know anyone attending except for the bf and the bride and groom (and I'd only met them once). I was also a little anxious because it was my first Jewish wedding and since this was a wedding weekend it also included attending two services (Friday night and Saturday morning). Even though the bf is Jewish, I'm not and so as a general rule we don't attend religious services together (unless it is a holiday). However, since this was a big wedding, I wasn't the only one who was attending services for the first time.
Although I was a little worried at first, my fears were quickly put aside. Even though the bf was a member of the wedding party, I was able to sit with him at services and he explained to me what was going on. I also met the wife of one of the other groomsmen who also didn't know many people in attendance either. I also met the girlfriend of another one of the groomsmen who didn't know anyone either. This was great because it gave me someone to sit with at the wedding.
I think that it was really nice that the bride and groom included the wedding guests in their religious traditions. The groom is studying to be a rabbi and he led part of the services on Saturday which was really special.
The wedding itself was absolutely amazing. The bride's dress was one of the most beautiful dresses I've ever seen as were the bridesmaids dresses and the flowers. I wish I could post pictures, hopefully I'll find my camera cord soon and will be able to!
That said, here's a question that I'd really love to know the answer to -- Why is it that cheap hotels include breakfast and wireless Internet in the price of the room and more expensive hotels make you pay extra for it? It seems like it should be reversed. Am I alone here?
Finally, don't forget to enter my giveaway! Remember if you can guess what breaks on my car next then you win! Remember that if I trade vehicles before something else breaks I'll pick the entry that makes me laugh the most. Winner gets a nifty travel mug from Starbucks! (I thought it would be fitting because the giveaway is car related).


CTB said...

I've never been to a Jewish wedding. Sounds like a lot of fun.

I have never thought about the whole cheap hotel vs expensive hotel thing, but now that is going to bug me! haha If you find out the answer, I'd love to know!

Anonymous said...

I've never been to a Jewish wedding either. At least you weren't the only one out of your comfortzone.

Children of the Nineties said...

You are so right about that nice hotels making you pay extra for wireless--what is up with that? My boyfriend and I paid $15 for a day of wireless a couple of weeks ago. Ridiculous!