People have many different views on weddings. A lot of people think that it's a waste of money to have a big to-do for one night. Because of that, they decide to go the City Hall route and spend the money on a house, car or something more practical. I also believe it has a lot to do with the way you grew up.
I don't know about the rest of you but I have always dreamed of the big white dress and what my wedding would be like. I'm more of a traditional girl and I think that has a lot to do with it. That's not to say that I don't agree that it is a lot of money for just one night but hopefully you make it back in the gifts from your guests. Although I know that it's more practical to spend the money on something that is more of a necessity, I don't think I would give up on my dreams and traditions of getting the ring along with the engagement and finally a wedding. What I think that a lot of people fail to realize though is that after the wedding comes a marriage. So many people get caught up in the hoopla of planning that they lose sight of what's important. A prime example of this is Kim Kardashian- although that's a whole other story. In fact, a lot of people have timelines or these thoughts in their head that they should be at a certain place in their life and get married for the wrong reasons.. and we all know how that ends up.
So Datingish readers, for those of you who are more traditional ..do you think we want the wedding more than the marriage? What if your significant other couldn't afford the ring you want or the wedding of your dreams? Do you settle for the sake of love? ..but then again, why should we settle?
It's certainly a catch-22 for me.