15 Apr '12, 1pm

Celebrations Should Not Be About Money | Care2 Healthy Living

Celebrations Should Not Be About Money | Care2 Healthy Living

As someone who is engaged to be married, it is suddenly painfully obvious to me how weddings have been co-opted by commercialism. My boyfriend and I just want a simple wedding, but even at that, we are finding it difficult to stay within a reasonable budget. Food and drinks alone are priced outrageously. We do not want an elaborate wedding because we feel that spending that much money and worrying so much about immaterial details actually detracts from the occasion. The wedding becomes about the fancy venue, the fancy dresses, and the fancy food. And of course, it should really be about love. My experience with wedding planning has made me consider how commercialized so many of our sacred moments in life have become. Christmas, baby showers, graduations – and on and on. They have all been taken over, to an extent, by companies that want to sell us more stuff. All the holid...

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