Used to go, but stopped many years ago. They were always nightmarish to me, whether family or "friends". Not because of the anxiety, but because of how fake they feel. I just can't stand the fake feelings in those places. I just want to vomit.
Maybe it's a cultural thing too. I mean I probably wouldn't mind it as much if it wasn't such a standardized practice where I live. I mean so standardized to the level of what songs they play, the order in which they are played, where they are done, how people are dressed, the cake, etc. Even the dancing, etc.
It boggles my mind that people can ever be truly happy doing something so much like millions of others, something that should be so personal. It makes me so angry I want to cry.
I don't mind funerals as much, because I always find the "standardization" and "insincerity" in funerals more apparent, it's almost funny. When I go to a funeral I can be as standard and insincere as possible knowing everyone knows everyone is. It almost feels like revenge on society, lol.
Weddings on the other hand involve more self-deception on people's part. I just find groups of happy people - who have no real reason to be happy - a bit cringe.
Just googled an example
[so typical, so cringe]. Oh god, I'm almost traumatized by the concept of men in suits dancing. I just can't explain why, lol. It's just something I loath from the dozen or so weddings I've attended in my life. And they probably end up with really sweaty armpits, ew.
If I really really had to, I could go to a Katb ketab
which is less noisy and over the top, and has more like the funeral vibe (I can be insincere without being over the top) and just listen to boring people making declarations in microphones and have small talk about nonsense with people I haven't met in 10 years.
I sound like a cynical old f, maybe I am. I just hate weddings, uh.