I realised that this may seem slightly cynical but the more I learn about weddings the more I start to wonder just what the point is. Now, don’t get me wrong, I have no problems with the institution that is marriage, it’s a wonderful thing.
Two people who love each other enough to stand before each other, their friends and family and, if they happen to be religious, before God and say that the person standing next to them is the person they want to spend the rest of their life with.
However… everything else just seems so… unnecessary. And when I say everything else I mean pretty much everything else. All the fluff and hassle that goes before and all the drunken revelries that goes on afterwards. I mean… is it really needed??
And yes, I do realise that when it’s my turn the answer will be yes… whether I think it should be or not!! ;o)