I do not understand
(Courtesy veooz.com) The couple at the centre of it all, Rachel Kay Albers and Roberto Hess.
Lately it seems like every time you pick up a newspaper, there’s a new crazy wedding story making headlines. Okay, okay, so I don’t actually read a physical newspaper, but online news totally counts, right? Anyway, one article that’s really stuck out in my mind is a couple who have decided to get married every single day for an entire year.
I don’t know about you, but the thought of planning even one wedding makes my head spin, let alone 365.
Of course, the sentiment of formally declaring your love to your significant other every day for an extended period of time is really sweet, but the way I see it there are a couple of pretty big problems with this arrangement. Mainly, I think that making a wedding ceremony a daily event kind of takes away from the special, one-time-only, best-day-of-your-life feel that comes with more traditional weddings.
In speaking to the media, the bride mentioned that they had originally planned to have a regular wedding but she found herself going into bridezilla mode and felt like she was losing sight of the true meaning of the event. Fair enough. Still, wouldn’t getting married every day be a sure fire way to lose the meaning of it, too?
Although reading this article was strange on the whole, it was one part in particular made me cock my head to the side and stare at my computer screen, asking, “Huh?”. It turns out that despite being a good few months into their year-long daily wedding ceremony commitment, they aren’t actually legally married. I know, I know, law is not the true meaning of marriage, but I do think that an important part of getting married is, well, being married at the end of it.
What do you think? Am I missing the point of getting married or do you agree with me? Let me know in the comments.