I promised myself I wouldn’t talk about weddings after I posted the quick summary video of our wedding a few months ago. There’s no need to dwell on the past after all.
I even unfollowed all the accounts that I used to look at for inspiration because I don’t need them anymore. Time to make space for all those food posts!
But despite that, weddings seem to follow me. Now that it’s summer, the season is in full swing and not a weekend goes by without at least three events happening.
And when I look at these pictures, all I can think of is that all these weddings are all style and no substance.
They’re not even original anymore despite all the efforts of the couple to stand out.
But explain to me how can you stand out if just like everyone else, you’re wearing a gigantic designer gown that is heavier than what you weigh. And your jewelry can feed a poor family for at least a month.
Or your wedding requires you to completely overhaul one of three popular wedding venues in the country so you can achieve your dream theme (which sometimes makes no sense for a wedding. Side note: why have a theme in the first place? Just some cohesive colors and move on!)
Or the cake is a couple of tiers too high to be believable or edible.
And here’s what gets me every time: the amount of invitees! We were once invited to such a wedding and we barely saw the couple because they had to individually greet every one of their 500 or so guests. In contrast, we got to spend more than a fleeting moment with our invitees because we only had 100 there.
If you have to go to such lengths and such expenses to prove you’re in love, then I have to tell you that you have the concept all jumbled up in your head.
When you are organizing events on such a scale, it is no longer a wedding. It is a display for social media and magazines. It becomes, as my lovely husband put it, an awards show. Or bettet yet, a sponsoring platform. I’m sure many of you agree, the Oscars pale in comparison to some of the weddings held here.
And here’s one additional thing all these weddings have in common: the bride and groom always seem uneasy, their smiles semi-forced- like they’re waiting for all of that to be over, so the sights are no longer on them.
And that, quite honestly, is just ridiculous on what’s supposed to be the happiest and most fun night of the couple’s journey.