Saturday, June 30, 2007

A rebellion against wedding insanity

Lavish and ridiculously expensive weddings have become common place. Couples routinely spend on an reckless amount of money in comparison to their income and resources on trying to pretend they are royalty for a day. Thus I read with interest, Salon's article on wedding dress destruction.

A bride destroying her dress while being photographed looks to me like a backlash against the Cinderella wedding. While it seems like a wasteful thing to do, "preserving" a wedding gown really is not more useful. Of course, it would have been less wasteful to have simperer less lavish wedding to begin with but the culture isn't there yet.

1 comment:

Elaine Vigneault said...

It's the photographers who push this idea as much or more than the brides do.