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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Never the bridegroom

What's that saying? "Always the bridesmaid, never the bride." That saying was running through my head this whole evening. I've attended a fair share of weddings, and I'm always the guest, never the host. Once in a while, I'm also the videographer, but never the videographee.

A church couple held their wedding today, and the groom asked me to record the night's proceedings. That included both the wedding ceremony and the dinner after that.

Aside: Fortunately, my camcorder was still in good working condition. I haven't used it in months, but it still recorded and played well. Kudos to Canon!

I "played by ear" a lot at the event. I hadn't been briefed about it and only managed to sneak a glance at the schedule just before the ceremony. Fortunately, based on my previous wedding recording experiences, I knew what to expect. But it was always the little things that I had to watch out for, like making sure the photographer wasn't blocking me or vice versa. Or the other guests (and children!). Or even the other videographer.

But as I looked around the hall, I couldn't help noticing a lot of couples in my peer group. There is still a handful of us singles, but the majority is married, and some couples have children.

It made me wonder. It's not like I haven't been putting myself "out there". Nor am I asexual! Is it an impression that I'm projecting? I certainly get that feeling sometimes.

What's that other saying? Oh yeah. "Left on the shelf."



Kelly Chan said...

Mr Nice Guy always finish last mah...

Don't worry about it. She may "appear" before you know it.

Yuhui said...

Heh, when will that be?

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