Due to the ever-growing number of the years behind me in life, I’ve had the experience (pleasant or unpleasant aside) of seeing many people of my generation marry. With the social networks letting us peek into lives of people on the other side of the world this should come as no surprise.
What did surprise me though is what my idea is of a certain matter and what actually happens. It’s like having a culture shock with humanity in general.
I haven’t married yet so I have no idea what it’s like to be on the other side of the photos, nor just how much it might cost to throw such magnificent parties. As an ignorant single, however, I think that if I ever have a wedding, I’d invite people important to me. Even people who used to be important.
I don’t really have enemies and even less of a reason to keep in touch with them if I did have any, and while there were times when I parted with people, it usually wasn’t on bad terms (considering the situation). I do remember people though, in the good ol’ “never forgive, never forget” sense (without the “never forgive”).
Back on track, my point is that I’d invite even people who couldn’t possibly come (since I live on the other side of the planet), people who might not even want to come (having different sense of social distance), friends and even old loves. If they come, the more the merrier. If they don’t, I still made a gesture of “hey, I know we haven’t talked a word in a year but I didn’t forget you.” Seems others have very different ideas on this subject.
On the other hand, I can’t really understand why people invite their teachers for example. Of course I had teachers I got along really well, but even with almost 20 years spent in school I’d still only invite two. Guess others have different ideas of how to relate to teachers after graduation.