Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Production Rather Than a Wedding

Apparently--according to the Associated Press--pseudo-celebrity Jennifer Hudson of American Idol fame is planning her wedding. She's tying the knot with David Otunga of "I Love New York 2" reality show fame.

"She says she wants a wedding that will be her idea of perfection. Hudson says she wants it to be so over the top that she'll be 80 years old and people will still be raving about it."

Interestingly, she wants her celebration to be more of "a production" than a wedding.

Wow. I'm always arguing that a wedding shouldn't be a show. I've been to weddings that feel like shows. They are extravagant and "over the top" and they somehow make me feel disconnected from what really matters. I feel like I'm on the set of some movie, and we're all playing parts.

I guess I just need to remember that different people value different things and we should each plan our weddings to reflect our own values.

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AmyJean said...

I definitely agree. I don't think extravagance makes it more memorable or what people will continue to rave about. When i walk away from a wedding what I remember is how the groom gazed (or didn't) at his bride, the glow of the bride, or the silent looks they gave one another that just made you really feel like you were watching the beginning of "happily ever after"... but to each their own! I won't dog you if you do it, but i won't dog you if you don't... at the end of the day, it comes down to the love they share.

NotQuiteaBride said...

I heart you sara.

Rona's Home Page said...

If she can afford it then go for it.
We're renewing our vows this Sunday and guess what? No debt. I even came under budget -$5000.
In these difficult economic times it's also important to remember that many people are having a hard time.
We'll be having around 14 people but we wanted a small, intimate feel.
I wish Ms. Hudson the best and many years of marriage.

21 years of love and sharing my life with my best buddy!

jen said...

I appreciate your respect for everyone's different values, but I also feel that anything who wants their wedding to be a "production" is sadly missing the point.

p.s. Just discovered your blog and love it!

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