Ugh. This little quip from the Wedding Industrial Complex makes me want to barf:
"After the wedding dress, the bride probably spends more time and thought on the wedding cake than anything else. This is the centerpiece of the reception, the item everyone gets to sample and it has to be perfect from the inside out. From the bottom to the top."
I can think of a lot of things that take precedence over the dress and the cake. How about things like:
- How can I strengthen my relationship and plan for a successful marriage?
- How do we plan a wedding that is meaningful?
- Who am I? Who are we as a couple? How do we plan a wedding that reflects the answer to those questions?
- What do we want to say about our wedding after it's over? How do we ensure we have that kind of wedding?
- How do we distinguish between what our families want, what society tells us we have to do, and what really makes sense for us?
- How do we keep costs down so we spend a reasonable amount for a one-day celebration?
- How do we facilitate community and connection among families and friends who may be meeting for the very first time?
- How do I keep myself sane in the crazy, wedding planning world?
I just hate the stereotype of the bride who only obsesses about the dress and the cake and the invitations....
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