Wedding season is here and it seems like for as much fun and enjoyment that brings, there are almost as many headaches. Recently, we have been to a few weddings and all we heard about was arguments over guest lists and other decisions. The bride sometimes becomes a beautifully dressed bridezilla who is going crazy over every detail. The groom is often not very interested in helping plan the event. The parents have their own ideas which tend to clash with those of the couple.
There are so many functions for the couple and their loved ones to plan. Each one has its own level of stress but if all goes well, enjoyment. Sometimes the showers or bachelor/bachelorette parties are not what the bride or groom had in mind for themselves. However they have to reluctantly appreciate whatever was or was not done since they weren’t planning it.
It seems that people have built up the dream of their wedding day so much in their minds that this is what puts so much pressure on everyone while planning. The other reason is that it has become a competitive thing now with who had the nicest or most elaborate wedding. I mean is it all worth it? I know I enjoyed planning my wedding though it did have its stresses. However, we did not go crazy trying to be over the top or have tons of different events. I’m sure some of my friends thought I was a bridezilla too while I was frantic about things going to schedule too. But is this all worth it or do people like Mark Zuckerberg have the right idea in having a simple, intimate and inexpensive wedding. I mean he has more money than most people in the world but he wasn’t worried about keeping up with image and expectation for his wedding. He did what made the couple happy and didn’t care about the rest. Maybe he is on to something since there tends to be so much drama involved in large, elaborate weddings. I wonder if things will slowly shift. People do love a big, fancy party though. Maybe by the time my sons get married, there will be a compromise between these mega-events and a backyard bash. And hopefully they will happen with love and joy and without egos and attitudes.