- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
Has anyone else come across this article yet? A friend posted it on FB and I thought it was incredibly sad and bitter.
Obviously I am posting on a wedding board, so many of you will probably feel just as I do about it, but I’m still curious for opinions.
I personally love weddings. I think that they are great fun and finding one’s life partner is something worth celebration. It doesn’t matter to me whether you spend thousands of dollars or not, the point is that you are celebrating. Weddings do not have to be the extravagant affairs she writes about in order to prove a couple’s love. I personally am on the fence about my own wedding (I’m torn between having the big traditional party, or just eloping), but either way I wouldn’t begrudge someone their right to have a big fancy party and spend whatever they want for it. Weddings are occasions for joy.
I get what she’s saying when she talks about how other achievements are also important and worthy of celebration (such as graduations and starting new jobs) but I don’t think we need to put down these other culturally important celebrations just to make a point.