This post may come off as negative, but really it’s just me questioning truth. Excuse my rant.
I was conversing with a couple of people the other day about weddings, and I have come to the realization that it has become an event of pure commercialism. What ever happened to a ceremony/event meant for two people in love?! It’s become more of an ordeal (aka headache) for the couple. It seems that nowadays weddings have lost their value. I have noticed that once people get engaged, they are encouraged to plan a wedding within the year. No delays! Why?!
Is it a bad idea for a couple to wait to celebrate their event because they would prefer to save money for more important priorities such as bills? Why does a bride have to wear a lavish dress?! Why are you urged to invite people you haven’t spoken to in over twenty years?! Do you really need to spend thousands of dollars on flowers that will die within a couple of weeks?! A limo… really?! Favors?!
I think I pondered over a million more questions, but I’ll stop right there. Seriously though, what’s the deal with weddings? It’s a load of money that gets burned up in a day – that money could be going to a cause that helps others!
I’m not saying that all of these expenses are bad; I’m just questioning the real reason behind weddings. Are these events truly for the couple or is it really for someone else? When I hear other bride-to-be’s talking about weddings, it’s always THIS and THAT about their plans. Not once have I heard them talk about the person they love (aka the reason why there’s a wedding in the first place).
The rule of thumb should be weddings are meant for YOU and YOUR FUTURE SPOUSE. What do you think about weddings?
I say all of this now, but my wedding will have some of THIS and THAT too, but I’m going to do it our way. 😉 It feels good to finally get that all down in words. Again, excuse me for my rant on weddings.
…and no, I’m not just a poor and bitter girl who can’t have the wedding of her dreams. Even with enough money to plan a wedding that would make my dreams come true, I still would do it our way.