Have weddings gotten to be like Christmas?
Many (including myself) are seeing Christmas become all about the “show”. By this I mean who can give and receive the most, or give and receive more expensive gifts. Who can out-do one another. Who can spend the most money, have the most people around and put on the biggest show. While the whole meaning has been lost. This blog is not meant to offend or ignore some people, that’s not the meaning of it. This is merely a generic blog post of a thought, so therefore, the whole meaning of Christmas is the birth of Jesus. Somewhere along the line all the meaning has been lost and it’s so commercialized and exploited. Weddings seem like they too are losing the true meaning of the day. This is a day of celebrating the love of two people who are committing their love and life to one another. However, with so many I’ve seen and been to, its all about inviting as many people as you can (or have to in order to “keep peace”). In more than one instance I’ve been asked to include the last names on invitations I design due to the bride telling me that some of the people being invited don’t even know her last name! Really? If they wouldn’t even know who’s inviting them, why invite them at all? I hear, so and so wants us to do this or that etc. This is the wedding of the couple! This is all about THEM not any other relative!
I’ve seen ridiculous amounts of money being spent for just a couple of hours. Sometimes we hear “this is once in a lifetime” or “I’m only doing this once”, to which everyone hopes is the case. Statistically and sadly the odds are not in that favor. The cost is spent on just a couple to few hours where at the end of it, both bride and groom sit there and say “wow it’s all over” yep, but those bills will start coming in within thirty days!
The true meaning has been lost. Again, just an opinion, but sad to see how this has happened. I just think if more deep thought was given to the meaning of a wedding itself, it would help alleviate many problems that come up and wind up causing some broken marriages. Oh and in some cases, those broken marriages are still left with wedding debt to be dealt with during divorces.