Top 5 reasons to attend the weddings of high school pals that you never see anymore:
- You truly do wish you saw each other more, and this is the perfect excuse to get back in touch.
- There may be two or more of your high school gym teachers in attendance.
- Catching up with your friends’ parents who remember you as a small child with thick, brown braids or a glittery-eyelinered terror on the softball field is always fun.
- Mashed potato bar!
- How else will you find out what your high school cheerleaders ended up naming their kids?
This past Saturday night I attended the wedding of Amanda and Garrett. I went to elementary school with Garrett, and middle and high school with both of them. In high school, I had French class and softball with Amanda and she became one of my best friends. We were a cute little odd couple: the blonde cheerleader and the fishnetted alternateen. We’ve always understood things similarly in the world of relationships, and I could always count on her to see my viewpoint immediately and without too much description or justification. I could tell her anything, and I know that if I called her up right now, I still could. I’m glad she’s one of the few people I keep in touch with pretty well from high school. Although I didn’t know too many people at the wedding, I had an amazing time just seeing her enjoying herself and catching up with people I haven’t seen in close to 10 years.
Luckily I’m not sick of weddings, because I have at least two more to attend in the next couple of months.