So, Cabo. While we were there we had the opportunity to watch three different couples get married on the "beach." I say, "beach" because in actuality they got married facing the beach in a cheezy gazebo, that was about ten feet from twenty white trash drunks in the pool. (The husband and I are not included in the white trash count because, one, we weren't wearing a camouflage hat and, two, we did not exhibit a ridiculous amount of barb wired and dragon tattoos.)
Now, aside from the fact that the wedding ceremony was not only witnessed by their family, but also a bunch of drunk strangers, I found the whole "destination wedding" to be very interesting. The following are my pros and cons to destination weddings.
- You are married in a beautiful location.
- Your pictures are probably really cool looking.
- Because of the location, only your closest family members and friends attend.
- Depending on where you get married, the law and filing system might be a little shady, and therefore, if you change your mind, the marriage might not be binding.
Alright, I'm sorry I watched three destination weddings of two white trash couples and one Asian crew. There's just too many cons here:
- After the wedding, after the night of the wedding and everyday you decide to stay at your destination, your family is right there. Forget the honeymoon - you are ON A FREAKING FAMILY VACATION. Case and point: poor James Wu. I'm not even sure this guy was able to consummate his marriage before his mother-in-law was dragging him on a family day trip to see the sea otters in Cabo.
- Your friends are in Cabo at an all-exclusive resort. You wanna know why they keep giggling during the ceremony? Because they are drunk. For one of the weddings we saw, the bride and groom had purchased mugs for everyone in the wedding party. Now, let me clarify these weren't "mugs for hot chocolate" but gallon containers for whole bottles of Jack Daniels.
- Getting married in a foreign country is cool. Don't get me wrong, but the man officiating the wedding was not exactly proficient in English. Call me crazy, but when I got married I liked saying, "I do," and not "What?