Ladies, it seems the list of things on the Internet that make my eyes roll so far back inside my head (that I think they'll fall out my butt) grew a little today. A story on TheFW about a photo of a bride (wearing a white dress!) in New Zealand enjoying a beer (out of a bottle, no less!), caused a fuss online because we humans can't not pass judgment on people we don't even know. The act of consuming beer while wearing a bridal gown was deemed "disgusting." Seriously?
No, seriously? Sure, this bride was taking part in some kind of "Bride of the Year" competition rather than at a traditional wedding reception. But really, who honestly cares what someone else is drinking at a wedding you're neither a part of nor attending? While wearing a wedding dress you're not responsible for cleaning? I'd argue that red wine should be banned from weddings because of my propensity to boogie down with wine glass in hand, thus risking damage to the unsuspecting bride's pristine dress. But if she chose to drink it herself, who am I to judge? Is beer just deemed a lower class beverage? Is it really so unbecoming that a bride can't enjoy her favorite beverage on what's supposed to be the happiest day of her life?
Not cool, Internet. For the record, I will consume as much beer as i please at my wedding. Or wine. Or cocktails. Or all of the booze. Because it's my wedding. And I can drink if I want to. New Zealand, land of Hobbits who love their ales and merriment of all kinds, I'm disappointed in you.