The current wedding attitude simply escapes me.
Weddings should be the gathering of family and friends sharing in a joyous moment with the wedding couple. It's not a ticket to a entertainment event.
Glenn and I have said many times, after hearing of an over-the-top wedding, that we hoped the couple stays married long enough to pay for the wedding.
When Buck and I got married eons ago, we planned for a year and a half and saved for the wedding during that time. When it was all said and done, we had a blast, our guests had a ball and even 10 or more years later many of those who attended still commented about the event with great memories.
When Glenn and I were married, we did a similar thing but with far fewer attendees.
Both of the weddings were so much fun and we never expected any gifts or money, even though we did receive both. We were so grateful and, you can bet your bunny shoes, our thank you notes went out promptly. Although, our best gifts were those who took their time to share in our special moment.
Sadly, what I have seen for far too many years in far too many regions are young people expecting to be given things and walking around with an air of entitlement.
'Kay...now I'll get off my soapbox.