Weddings are a special occasion to celebrate the union of two individuals who are in love. However, current wedding trends seem to focus more on the aesthetics and extravagance of the event rather than the actual celebration of love. The right to get married is a fundamental human right, a liberty. We often forget that having a wedding at all is a luxury. The expectation of over-the-top decorations to extravagant floral arrangements, the focus has shifted from the union of two souls to creating the most Instagram-worthy moment.
Social media has played a huge role in the rise of wedding trends. It has become more about gaining likes and shares rather than enjoying the moment. Brides and grooms are under immense pressure to make their wedding day perfect, which has led to excessive spending on things that may not matter in the long run.
Furthermore, these trends have led to unrealistic expectations that may strain the relationship. Couples who can’t afford to have the “perfect” wedding may feel inadequate and even put off getting married altogether. Additionally, some people may feel pressured to stay in unhappy relationships to maintain the facade of a perfect wedding.
We need to go back to the basics and focus on what is truly important. The beauty of marriage lies in the love shared between two people, not the extravagance of the wedding. Instead of following current wedding trends, we should focus on creating a meaningful ceremony that reflects our personalities and values. Let’s not forget that the purpose of the wedding is to celebrate love and commitment, not likes and share from connections who didn’t even make your invite list.