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18 Reasons To Fear Wedding Season

Everyone you know is getting married in May, and they want to take away your vacation days too.

Everyone you know just got engaged. You're thinking–

While you're grateful of witnessing your closest friends' unions, there will also be many weddings by ex-coworkers, ex-girlfriends/boyfriends, and distant family acquaintances that you're obliged to go to. Some of them will be stocked with ultra-conservative guests.

And for those, you're preemptive terrified because–

1. Every wedding is at a different location

2. You'll hemorrhage all your savings on wedding gifts, travel expenses, new suits and dresses, etc.

3. All your other vacation plans just went down in flames

4. You're going to have to give a speech, and there is no chance that it's going to go any other way than really, really badly

5. You'll have to hear so many witless gender cliches being peddled as hoary hilarity

6. Your every weekend henceforth will be a rote exercise of bridal strippers and bachelor party flesh

7. Everything nuptial comes in horrid fonts

8. Unless the wedding's totally Pinterest-core

9. Either way, they'll seat you next to these guys

10. If it's a cousin's wedding, they'll seat you next to their spouses' most arrogant relatives

11. Weddings are a chance for acquaintances and frenemies to judge what you're doing with your life

12. No open bar is wide enough for you to want to do this with randos

13. And endure wedding poetry

14. And newlywed Facebook TMIs

15. Everyone feels silly about the pageantry

16. There will be dubious quotes to dispense

17. And awkward photos to fawn over

18. And then the newlyweds will start chalking up all their new habits to maturity

So, yes, while you're happy for your friends' big days

You're sort of horrified they're all getting married in the same few weeks in September and May.

Stay strong. Things will only get weirder once they start having kids.