Couples Who Elope Enjoy the Party Later
Not that I’m in any position to even be thinking about a “wedding” — hello perpetually single/forever alone 20-something existence! — I won’t lie and say “marriage” is not something that has crossed my mind. (And, understandably, it was always something I thought of a lot more when I was in my 4+ year relationship.)
But I have never wanted a “wedding” — those big, lavish, insanely pricey affairs where a whole lot of people who you don’t necessarily like or even know show up at some hotel or reception hall and drink from your open bar while a DJ plays horrible party tunes. I’ve been to those weddings. They’re insufferable. They lack personality. They’re expensive. (Again, they’re expensive.)
Considering that I also don’t expect to be married until my very, very late 20s or (god forbid) my early 30s, I have never expected my parents to foot the bill for such an overhyped public display of affection. That’s why I’ve always been a fan of elopement + party later with the people you care about.
Apparently, this is a trend — and it’s not too surprising for me to figure out why — but it’s nice to see stupid traditions like “fancy weddings” slowly being discarded from the lexicon of reasonable, professional, self-sufficient human beings in the world. Yay.
Also, this quote from the article made me weep with joy (for good logic) because it’s the primary reason I decided on “no wedding for me” because, well, DUH EXPENSIVE AND VERY PUBLIC WEDDINGS ARE JUST AN EXCUSE FOR STUPID PEOPLE TO BRAG ON FACEBOOK:
“So much of everyone’s life is public today, between Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, which makes eloping more appealing.” She said a wedding ceremony is a personal moment. “Why not keep it private, just between two people?”
Back to our regularly scheduled programming. I apologize.