We've all seen the posts about how expensive, time-consuming, and stressful weddings can be. And to some extent, it's absolutely true. But now LVM are taking advantage of this line of thought to shame women who want weddings for being "high-maintenance" or "materialistic". Or condemn it for being an outdated religious practice.
Here's my case on why weddings matter- they should be excited to be with you. They want to shout it out from the rooftops and let everyone in their social circle to know that they want to spend the rest of their lives with you. They want to *celebrate* you and your union! Think about it, when men (and women) get a promotion at work or land a dream job they've always wanted, they'll be sharing the news and going out to celebrate with their friends and family. Their boss doesn't need to convince them to share the news- they'll just naturally want to. Because they're excited and feel so happy about the new chapter in their lives! This is how it should be for anyone who's in love and ready for commitment. If they drag their feet, complain about expenses etc and you have to convince them, then you need to reassess how they actually feel about you.
The caveat here is that I'm not promoting the whole church-styled, traditional white wedding to everyone. I'm not religious myself and won't be going down that route. However, if they don't want any kind of wedding or don't want to get involved in the planning, that's a red flag. Even on a lower budget, you can still celebrate and make a big deal out of it- because it is a big deal!
For the ladies out there who see marriage in their futures, don't settle for less! ✨