While perusing the web for marriage news I came across a very interesting statement by Ivanka Trump, daughter of real estate mogul and TV celebrity Donald Trump. She is marrying Jared Kushner this coming Sunday, and if anyone could have a lavish wedding with no expense spared, it’s probably the daughter of Donald Trump.
That’s why her statement is so refreshing. She said she is not getting too caught up in the day itself. Her next statement is one I wish all brides and grooms would realize:
“It’s the marriage that’s important – not the party.” She said that she is most looking forward to “standing with my soon-to-be husband under the chuppa. And then dancing like a maniac with all my friends.”
It’s the marriage that is important, not the party. Are most couples getting that?
Perhaps as we see wedding costs skyrocketing (the average wedding costs more than $27,000, according to wedding web site TheKnot.com) and the state of the economy, weddings will be brought back in line with what is important.
Suggestion: Spend money on pre-marriage inventory classes or pre-marriage relationship coaching. It’s the best investment you can make in your future.
What do you think? Has the wedding day become the focus instead of the marriage?