So I went to a wedding over the weekend. I have not been to one since 2006 or so. This was at a beautiful high-end place with great food, decor, etc. I really hate to sound like an old fart about this, but I never went to a wedding like this. After cocktail hour, they kept the lights practically off for the majority of the night, as if you were in a club, so you couldn't even appreciate how nice it all looked . They didn't play any of the standard wedding crap like the Chicken Dance or the Macarena (which was fine by me), but it was nonstop club music for 4 hours. If you wanted to have a conversation with anyone, you needed to go outside, because you literally had to shout. Some of the older (yes, even older than me!) people complained that there weren't even any slow songs to dance to now and then. It was really was a pain in the ass after awhile, between screaming to be heard and banal music imploring you to put your hands in the air every other song. I thought it was just me being a crab over it, then I heard other people being just as annoyed over it. They paid top dollar to be at such a nice place, but for all we got to enjoy of it, they could have just rented any crappy hall.