The snark has been building up in me for a long time and I really need to vent to you ladies/gents, I think you will understand.
Let me set the stage for you. This is a two parter/reception tour, DW, and PPD.
Wedding 1:The DW is in another state, in a remote area, on a Thursday, and all 30 of us HAVE to stay at a beach house for the whole week leading up. It is a beach wedding, in November, in the North East. OK, fine. I'm still going to go and support. I got the save the date and found out, this is the PPD (or the reverse of a PPD?). Anyway, because it is in another state, they aren't bothering with the paperwork and just having another wedding at home. Which leads me to...
Wedding 2: The "real" wedding is back in the home town, on a Saturday two days later, with 150 people in a ballroom.
I found out is was a full second wedding when I was buying my bridesmaid dress and she said I would be wearing it twice. EW... Oh, yes, this is my mother so I'm going, but I will report back on what a cluster it will be.