Since being engaged I have began to notice more and more about weddings, engagement pictures, invitations, and blah-blah-blahty-blah all that jazz.
I mean, I noticed before that people my age were getting engaged and married, but I never really noticed, ya know?
It's kind of like you don't really notice the food commercials until you are hungry. Right? Well, I never noticed the wedding hoopla until I became engaged.
And let me tell you. I'm a little irritated.
What? Irritated? Why? A wedding and engagement should be the best time in your life? It's a time where everyone gets to see you being SO happy? Everyone wishes they were you!
THAT RIGHT THERE is the issue.
I feel as if weddings have changed into a popularity contest.
I have the best dress.
I have the best photos.
Oooooh I had fireworks at my wedding.
I had an open bar.
I AM THE BEST BRIDE IN ALL THE LAND.
NEWSFLASH, folks. The wedding isn't about impressing others. And, it really just irks me that it has evolved to be another reason for people to get "likes" on Facebook.
Don't get me wrong, I think weddings are great and fun. But much too often I see the pictures of the wedding party in the limo with their fancy drinks and I notice, the bride and groom aren't even sitting with each other. Where is that selfie stick? In the brides hands as she parades around trying to get the perfect picture, instead of enjoying the once in a lifetime moment she is sharing with the man she is going to spend the rest of her life with.
Like, for real. Take a moment and chill with the camera phones and the social media.
If you are lucky enough to have found the love of your life, why does it matter so much to you that you have a perfect picture of EVERY INTERACTION YOU HAVE ON YOUR WEDDING DAY.
Additionally, the fact that the AVERAGE wedding cost today is 26,000 dollars. WHAT.
Do you know what I could do with 26,000 dollars?! Who in their right mind would spend that much on just ONE DAY.
I get it, sure, it's your wedding day. But the fact people are spending over 2000 dollars on flowers THAT WILL EVENTUALLY DIE is unfathomable. I just don't get it.
So, brides to be, take a request from me and just take a moment to enjoy the moment. Stop caring about the the attention and the "likes" and just remember, this is supposed to be a time for your and your fiance. Don't make it about everyone else.
If I offend anyone, I am truly sorry, but honestly...I feel as if some people will see my point of view on things. The world of social media is ruining the process of engagement and marriage and it is distracting us from the meaning of marriage.
Heck, maybe that's why 50% of people in the US get divorced? Who knows.