You ever go to a wedding with someone you're married to? To whom you are married? Your partner, spouse, significant other, husband, wife, committed corroborator.
I would like to make the argument that we do not have to match, nor do we have to clash - over apparel, the time it takes to get ready, whether I requested the vegetarian plate...Do not request the vegetarian plate at a wedding. I cannot be more serious about this. Celebrate the union of your friends, family, whatever with meat and then trade someone at your table for their asparagus or potatoes or whatever salad they leave behind.
Maybe that is my only point. Wait. Married couples at weddings quickly forsake the love of their life for the dance floor and whoever is willing to be on it. Though seemingly unconnected, the most important thing to remember about a wedding is, elope. Save everyone the trouble of apparel choices, travel, dancing, cake eating, open bars, social media feeds and the question, "how do you know (bride/groom)?"
Are you going to finish your mashed potatoes? Will I still fit in these pants for the next wedding? Why does my tie have to match your dress? What if we just wear matching masks? Who keeps the centerpiece?
Point is. Elope and remember that you are a match.
Comedy Store trained, World-travelled, Cul-de-sac-living recovering comedian, husband and tinkerer of tools talking about time well spent!