Happy Wednesday and I hope those of y’all that are in my area are prepared – snow is coming and this girl is excited! 🙂 As I’ve done the past few weeks, I’m linking up with Jordon and Meredith for Wedding Wednesday. Please show them some love!
Weddings are a 40 billion dollar industry. Read that fact again. 40 BILLION DOLLARS! Most of that money comes from convincing brides (most of whom are not professional event planners and have never thrown a party for 100+ of their closest family and friends) of things that they must do. Bridal blogs, magazines and pinterest are full of tips and tricks and more must dos.
I have loved reading bridal magazines and blogs. I have loved browsing Pinterest for ideas and inspiration. But what I don’t love is the overarching message to brides, which seems to be: “if you don’t have [fill in the blank] at your wedding, it’s a total failure and not worth having.” Don’t get me wrong – I understand that some things may be non-negotiable for couples. But they should be non-negotiable because they are things that are important to the couple, not because a magazine says so.
K and I are seeking to have a beautiful and meaningful ceremony surrounded by our loved ones…followed by the best party we’ve ever thrown. A beautiful setting, fun music and good food are important to us. Flowers, decorations and things like favors are not. And that’s okay. At the end of June 14th, if we are married (regardless of what else may happen on that day), I will deem it a success.
Did you reject the wedding industry?