Post # 1
I’m so sick of family, friends, and even complete strangers getting in a soap box about how weddings are just a waste of money (“the wedding industrial complex” one of my friends called it), and it’s all an industy and a big waste of money.
Seriously! Would it kill you to shut up, realize that this is something I’m happy about, and just go with it?
Post # 3
The very first thing my boss said to me when I got engaged was, “You’re not having a wedding are you? Its such a waste of money.” Way to burst my bubble.
Post # 4
@adoc86: LOL. I was in line at the grocery store when a lady behind me asked if I was engaged. My mistake was saying ‘yes’. For the next ten minutes I got a lecture about the evils of weddings. I couldn’t decide wether to cry or throw an orange at her.
Post # 5
Hey at least it’s just weddings they hate. When I got engaged, the first thing my grandpa said was “You should skip the wedding and go to the courthouse because you don’t want to waist your money when your marriage will probably fail.” Ugh!!! I just said well good thing it isn’t your money! How rude, I never really liked the man. Just ignore the assholes, if they keep going on about it say something like I did, it shuts them up pretty good.
Post # 7
Ah, people are just fabulous aren’t they????? (sarcasm)
I really do not know why people just cannot keep their comments to themselves.
All I can say…. you are not alone. I have endured comments that have left me in disbelief and in tears. All I can hope for is that time will heal wounds…..
Oh and distancing yourself from people doesn’t hurt either.
Post # 8
@renwoman: These friends and family did they have bad wedding experiences?
On a related note, this woman who went through her wedding 2 yrs before mine and attended mine and said to me on the night of my wedding: “weddings are all the same, get a group of people together and give them alcohol, and the rest takes care of itself”. I know she didn’t mean anything bad by it, but I felt that all the planning I’ve done was belittled. Its like saying might as well have a wedding in the pub.