Nothing prepares you for that moment when your friends start getting married. One minute you guys were celebrating graduation and the next minute they are announcing their engagement. You begin to wonder if you’ve reached the age where it’s acceptable to get married. It’s weird and scary, mostly because you’re just starting to realise your adulthood
I remember when my cousin’s friends started to get married, I laughed at them, calling them old. Now that it’s happening to my friends, I feel like the old one. You are genuinely happy for them, but when your friends start to get married and you are still the single one in the group, you start to feel different things. You’ll go from having the odd wedding here and there, to having five weddings on five consecutive weekends.
It may still come as a shock when your friends begin settling down. If you’ve got a lot of buddies about to tie the knot, you’ll want to read this list. Here, we break down 15 things that happen when your friends start getting hitched.
1. You are happy for them
You are really happy for them when they announce their engagement. You’ll be incredibly proud and excited for them.
2. You feel old
You begin to realise that you are old enough to have friends that are getting married. You wonder where all the time had gone to; you guys are not kids anymore.
3. You realise your Saturdays are now for weddings
You’ll go from having the odd wedding here and there to having weddings regularly.
4. You’ll become more emotional than you used to be
You’ll become emotional than you used to be, everything becomes beautiful, you become teary when you hear something romantic. You wonder where all these emotions come from.
5. You’ll buy Aso Ebi tire
Be ready to “invest” in Aso Ebi and bridesmaid dresses. Every wedding there is a new Aso Ebi, you’ll realise that you have to buy Aso Ebi for each one.
6. You’ll get tired of hearing wedding details
You are really happy for them, but hearing about flowers, decorations, dresses and all the rest all the time can get tiring
7. You’ll start asking your single friends when they are getting married
You’ll just end up asking your other single friends when they are going to jump the broom because of that’s just the trend.
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8. Your friends and family start to ask when you are getting married
Your family and friends will definitely start to wonder what’s “delaying” you. Be ready to answer a lot of “When will I eat your own Jollof rice now?”
9. Your family and friends start to hook you up
Your family and friends will start to hook you up with men and women who happen to be looking for marriage mates.
10. You are likely to lower your standards
You are likely to lower your standards when you start to see your friends get married. Your goal will just be to get married and you won’t care to whom.
11. You’ll start thinking of your own day
You’ll start to plan your own day in your head when your friends start to get married.
12. It will never be like it used to
Your friends’ status has changed, so things will never be like they used to.
13. You’ll spend time alone
Your friends are married now and will like to spend their free time with their spouses, so there will be fewer hangouts.
14. Start assessing your finance
Weddings are expensive even for the guests. You will start to review your expense and also spend on a budget. You may even start to review your finance in the hopes of getting married soon since weddings don’t come cheap.
15. You’ll start dropping hints to bae
You may be tempted to start dropping hints to your boyfriend/girlfriend when your friends start to get married.