It’s that time of year when weddings start populating your social calendar like poison ivy on pale skin. Cue never-ending ceremonies, cocktail hours with insufficient booze, rubbery chicken dinners, close-talking relatives, and bad dancing. (So much bad dancing.) But show up and smile you must, because good friends are hard to find, and they’ll be even more elusive after they all get domesticated. So raise a glass, say something clever, and remember that this, too, shall pass. Here is your Mandatory guide to surviving wedding season, in GIFs.
Erica Rivera is the Editorial Development Manager at Evolve Media, where she curates content for ComingSoon, DogTime, Mandatory, and Momtastic. Her freelance writing has appeared in New York magazine, USA Today, the Star Tribune, City Pages, and many other publications and anthologies. She has interviewed hundreds of artists, authors, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and changemakers over the course of her career. She is also the author of Insatiable (Penguin Group, 2009) and Come Again (Thought Catalog Books, 2015). For more, visit: www.ericarivera.net.