I inadvertently crashed a wedding in Kuwait during my visit and had a great time, so that got me thinking of how weddings we attend back home can be more enjoyable for us.
I enjoyed this particular wedding most likely because:
- I haven’t been to a formal wedding in a jeans and a t-shirt (actually, my wedding was in jeans and a white linen shirt but that is another story for another time)
- I wasn’t forced to go to this one due to social obligation, or a +1 dragging me,…
- I arrived at the “Zaffeh”, usually the most festive element of a wedding
- I didn’t know anybody there so there were no thoughts going in my mind triggered by observing people you know
- Cultural differences and wedding traditions definitely helped
(btw, Twitter has been such a great companion for me during weddings. When I get bored, I complain less knowing Twitter can take me away
Wishful thinking: if only we could go to weddings in Lebanon, wearing comfortable clothes, go when we actually care about who is getting married, and participate in the “Zaffeh” !
(Background info: Technically, I didn’t crash the wedding in the traditional sense. The hotel I was staying at had an oval lobby and that was where the “Zaffeh” took place before heading into the main ballroom. (obviously, I didn’t join them in the ballroom after the Zaffeh” . Why was I in Kuwait in the first place? I was speaking at the Arabian Social Media Conference on Social Media in the Middle East) (Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/brent_nashville/1465681629/)