Friday, April 13, 2012

From my article today on The Broke Ass Bride:

There is a great debate in Wedding World these days, as to why we all do this. And, as a side note, as to why anyone else would. Weddings are down, cohabitation is up. Why, why, why? My life as a wedding coordinator and as an officiant – Ground Zero, as it were - has given me a few theories on that (Hint #1: The average wedding in the U.S. rivals the cost of a B.A. at UCLA these days – Go Bruins). There’s an article on Huffington Post this week – Seven Reasons To Believe in Marriage – and I agree with them all. But why do weddings matter?

1. The act of publicly committing yourself to another person. Vowing before everyone you love and whichever deity you do or do not believe in, “This is who we are, and we are dedicating our lives to each other.” No matter how many people are watching, I think the public part is a good reminder that this is no small feat you are undertaking. And, hey, you promised!

Read reasons 2 - 7 here.

And let me know below - why does having a wedding matter to you?

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events

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