Going To Weddings In Your Twenties Vs. Your Thirties

This isn’t your first time at the ol’ wedding rodeo.

1. Twenties: Destination wedding in Fiji? It’ll blow my savings, but I’ll be there.

Wouldn’t miss the big day for the world!

2. Thirties: *looks at location* “Oh, nice.” *immediately checks “Regretfully Decline”*


3. Twenties: Crying when the bride walks down the aisle.

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Such a magical moment.

4. Thirties: Sneaking out of the ceremony because your kid is crying hysterically.

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Of course NOW is the time he picks to have a tantrum.

5. Twenties: Bachelorette party? EVENT OF THE YEAR!

Entire weekend is devoted to partying and getting fucked-up!

6. Thirties: Dinner and a feeble attempt to hit up a bar.

Everything hurts.

7. Twenties: “I can totally wear this dress again to a fancy event.”

It’s totally not a bridesmaid-y dress, you know? It just looks like a really cool formal dress.

8. Thirties: Accepting that you never go to the kind of “fancy event” that would require a floor-length pink ball gown.

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9. Twenties: After the wedding, head to the after-party.

Hell yeah! Close down the bar!

10. Thrities: Leave as soon as the cake is cut.

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The sitter has to get home by 11 p.m.!

11. Twenties: Going buck on the dance floor when the hit of the summer comes on.

This is my jam!

12. Thirties: Getting buck on the dance floor when the hits from 10 years ago come on.

Reminder that “Hey Ya!” is 11 years old now.

13. Twenties: DIY the perfect personal gift for your friends.

The perfect, meaningful gift that is SO about them as a couple.

14. Thirties: Get some random thing in your price range on the registry.

Enjoy your rice cooker or towels or whatever that was.

15. Twenties: Getting to meet your college friend’s high school friends you’ve heard so much about.

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It’s so amazing to finally meet all the people in your bestie’s life!

16. Thirties: Meeting your college friend’s new work friends.

Who ARE you monsters?

17. Twenties: Flirting with hot friends of the groom.

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Oh hello, fellow single people dressed up real nice.

18. Thirties: Making awkward small talk with the creeps at the singles table.


19. Twenties: Bravely putting your phone away to really enjoy the moment.

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Let’s experience this amazing day IRL, you know?

20. Thirties: Frantically texting the babysitter.


Timmy swallowed WHAT?

21. Twenties: Gotta go out and buy a new outfit!

New shoes and a clutch too!

22. Thirties: Figuring out which dress you already own that you haven’t worn to a wedding for that group of friends already.

OK, I wore that to Jen’s wedding but there won’t be anyone from that same wedding at Lisa’s…

23. Twenties: OPEN BAR!!!!

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24. Thirties: OPEN DESSERT BAR!!!


25. Twenties: OMG mason jars? Too cute!

Gotta remember to do this for MY wedding!


It’s like a explosion at the Triangle Pintrest Factory and we’re trapped inside.

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