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A wedding cannot be fun unless the whole friend gang of the couple is present to add their charm to the celebrations. Their enthusiasm takes the energy levels in the shaadi wala ghar to a new level. (Read: 5 Best Things Your Best Friend Does For You At Your Wedding). And, if you happen to be the first one amongst all your friends to get married, it surely is one of the most special occasions for you as well as them! It is kind of one of the first huge event even in your lives where you feel as if all of you are into this together. And certainly, at this special moment and new beginning of your life, you obviously want your lifelines- your friends by your side, and they too would not miss this for the world! So, here are a few common things that happen if yours is the same case too!
Because you do not have any friend who has got married before you to pass on a list of all the vendors to you! From the homework, to the running around until you fix all the final ones, it is all going to be your work!
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Neither you nor your friends have witnessed a wedding in your close circle. All you know about them is that they are as fun and grand as films like Band Baaja Baaraat and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani show them to be. So yours being first, there is a high standard that has been set already!
DJ nu bulva do, sadde Veer di wedding hai!! You are getting married. It is obviously a huge deal for your pals!!
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You just have to say what you want, and how you want it; consider the job done! Your friends feel responsible for your happiness and so become your shopping guides, personal assistants, chauffeurs, event managers, and everything else to make sure you are relaxed and everything goes the way you want.
Actually, because the movies show them to be such epic nights, since the day your marriage gets fixed, all your friends sit out to plan that perfect bachelors night.
Because that is one great place to meet your potential significant other! And, how can we forget the matchmaker aunties on the loose who want to fix every good-looking single person who is of marriageable age!
All the shopping starts and there is no place to keep the stuff you bought. The wedding choreography begins and the practice venue is your place and the vendor meetings happen there too. Imagine the chaos!
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Everyone wants to know what you got, from where you bought it, on which occasion do you plan to wear it, what accessories you will need to buy or have already bought, your wedding jewellery and how much all of it cost. PHEW!
Your group from school, your group from college, the one from your work place, and the new people you met elsewhere. Your wedding becomes the centre point for all of them to meet and widen their social circle. And, they all also get together to plan surprises for you!
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And, it is only after your wedding passes and they are ready for their own that they understand how difficult it was for you to manage your time back then. But, even if they get a little angry, you need to chill. They will understand you eventually.
The dancing, the drinking, the chit-chat sessions, the chilled out clothing, the selfie moments, all of that! But, you are busy following all the rituals while they have a blast! How you wish your other friends get married soon!
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Because she loves you and your wedding is like her dream too! So, her being over emotional is just so natural. You might do the same at her for what it is worth!
Need to pick up stuff from the drycleaners, leave the buas and taijis to the parlour, fetch relatives from the station, help in setting up the vendor set ups, you name it and they are there ready to help!
One that coordinates the dance sessions, one for shopping spree coordination, one invitation group, one group for a small personal family function, and God knows how many others!
Because you are doing it for the first time, you are more motivated to do it the right way! And, while managing a hundred things at one time, you become a superb multitasker-cum-organiser!
They genuinely want to lend a hand. And so, they not only take up important wedding related responsibilities on their own, but make sure that the jobs are done right too. So, the other family members can relax.
Now that yours is over and everything went off so well, whoever gets married next will consider you a life-saver because you have been there and done that. And, there is no one better than you to guide them through.
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We are sure if yours happens to be the same story, you were able to relate to each and every point. And, if you have things that you would like to share or add on to this list from your experience, feel free to comment in the section below!