Brides are notorious for being snobs about who had the fanciest wedding, but I find that in UU circles, I have conversations like:
CC: Hey, swing music! I had a swing band at my wedding!
UUBride1: Oh, that's pretty extravagant. I just had a DJ...
UUbride2: We didn't want to support the Wedding Industrial complex. So for our music, the groom just played his harmonica...
UUbride3: Groom? You had a Groom?
OK, it's not quite that bad.
But (and this might be because I had a wedding with a band) that I am far more likely to hear people brag about how cheap their wedding was in a "what a purist I am" sort of way than to brag on what a fancy wedding they had. I swear I've heard like five people tell the "what a fabulous and spiritual wedding I had for just a hundred bucks, I can't imagine why anyone would spend more" speech recently.
So is this a UU thing, or is having a traditional wedding way uncool in general these days?
who, truth be told, grew up in a family so screwed up that she just wanted to do one thing just like everyone else.
And also observes that even Jesus would rather drink wine than water at a wedding.
Oh, and criminal justice *headdesk* of the day.