Ok, fandom is very Yunmeng bros angst today, so may I offer for your consideration instead, an indulgent insanity of post-reconciliation wedding planner Wei Wuxian. (Who is Jiang Cheng marrying, you ask? Take your pick! A not-so-dead Wen Qing is mine, but please [insert character here] at your leisure.) Wei Wuxian missed Jiang Yanli’s wedding, and it never really stopped hurting, but he won’t miss Jiang Cheng’s wedding. The brothers may have spent their childhood planning lavish dreams for their sister’s wedding, but I’m convinced that Wei Wuxian and Jiang Yanli would have done the same thing because Jiang Cheng is their Baby.
Wei Wuxian insists on planning the entire thing. He does it for their sister, for Jiang Cheng, for himself. It is terrifying (for everyone else). He starts muttering about thread count and silk patterns, and Lan Jingyi is convinced he’s possessed. He (secretly not so secretly) has sessions with Jin Ling and Lan Sizhui about hair braiding and styling so that he can do Jiang Cheng’s hair the day of. Jiang Cheng tries to take back control at several exasperating points. Wei Wuxian naturally doesn’t listen and herds him around anyway. He gets all the Jiang disciples (and Lan and Jin and Nie and Ouyang) to help. He is completely insufferable. Jiang Cheng loves every single minute of it.
There’s a moment right before the actual ceremony where it’s just Wei Wuxian and Jiang Cheng in the Ancestral Hall, each with a bowl of lotus root and pork rib soup. Neither of them quite manage to not cry and have to redo all of Wei Wuxian’s hard work in getting Jiang Cheng ready.
Wei Wuxian sits in the place of honor where Jiang Fengmian and Madam Yu should have been, where Jiang Yanli would have been. Jin Ling cries through the whole thing. It’s perfect. Even Lan Wangji, forever in the Jiang Wanyin Can Eat Shit camp, is respectfully tolerable. It’s everything their sister would’ve wanted. It feels like the one thing Wei Wuxian finally got right.