It's 2:30 in the morning and I'm finally home from work. Not at the elaborate "everyone does everything over the top" job, but the "more like normal people" job. It was a wedding, and lets just say, one of the more downscaled of weddings I've seen in quite some time.
I'm used to the elaborate weddings that cost the brides parents an arm and two legs just to bring their daughter the uttermost happiness on that one special day that will in most cases result in a divorce 5-10 years down the road. She wants the purple flowers flown in from Tahiti, thats what she gets.
This wedding, at first, I kind of walked around with the word "chinsy" in the back of my mind. A member of the brides family was walking around setting up the self made centerpieces (candles in a fishbowl with those shiny rock glass marble things), and decorating the head tables (ribbon and silk flowers). And I'm walking around thinking, when are the florists going to be here?
But I suppose now, isn't that how it used to be? How it kind of should be? Weddings with more family participation, such as making centerpieces? They should be more like parties of celebration of two families, instead of a flaunting of money and imagination. As I thought about it more and looked past the less elaborate decorations, this couple spent money where they found more important (nice flowers, beautiful cake), and they did it themselves, said they had saved their money and everything going on that night, was coming out of their pockets. Good for them.
Myself and some of the other workers somehow got into a conversation about renting venues downtown for events such as your wedding, and I found out the going rate for the art museum just to use the place will cost you $15,000. Ridiculous.
But here it is 2:30 and instead of feeling gratified of a night of working and income, I can't help but think that usually when I'm up this late, I'm usually drunk, or with friends, and got a little worried. Going into hospitality your pretty much guarantied an anything but ordinary schedule. Weekends, don't exist to you. Holidays, you're lucky if you get off. Nights off? forget it. I don't want to turn into one of those adults who looses touch with all friends as soon as the graduation cap comes off. And I'm sick of these summers of having no one to relate too. There's got to be more to these three months than working and trying to save up some money, cuz face it, I'm not even really getting to do that so far with what I've been making.
And the whole time I've been typing this, some damn bug has been crawling around on my computer screen and its really starting to piss me off!
So I'm off to bed now, I have to leave for work again in less than 12 hours. Bye!
Current Music: KT Tunstall- Another place to fall