The Wedding Industrial Complex: Paying For Your Love

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Hey, fellow feminists. Just checking in to tell you that the wedding industry is pretty ridiculous. It’s over-priced and over-bearing. It tells you that you need things you don’t, and makes you feel bad for trying to leave those things out. How many parties do married people need? Apparently they need an engagement party, a bridal shower, bachelor/bachelorette/Jack & Jill, rehearsal dinner, and the wedding. Oh, and a honeymoon. Can’t forget the honeymoon. I’m counting that as six or seven parties (depending on how you do the bachelorette thing), and that just seems ri-god-damn-diculous.

I have to say…I get the feeling more and more that this whole process is just an evil capitalist construct mean to separate me and my partner from our money. I don’t know, maybe I’m just bitter about it? It just seems more and more that this process isn’t about love, but forcing couples to register with the state and give money to people who rent chairs for a living.

What did you forego at your wedding to make it more affordable? Does your romantic relationship still suffer to this day because you decided to pass on the extra cake tier? Tell me here!