Why Do So Many People Put So Much Emphasis On A Wedding Than An Actual Marriage?

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Getting engaged is a milestone in many people’s life because maybe they never had any intentions of ever being married or they have always had a desired to be married one day, but was content with where they were before their wife or husband-to-be came into their life. A marriage proposal is a time where two people make the decision to spend the rest of their life together and make a pledge before God, family, and friends to always stick together through good and bad times.

People have become more obsessed with the idea of having a wedding that the marriage aspect of the relationship is no longer important. Everyone wants to share their proposal and wedding ceremony via social media. The wedding is the glamorous part of a marriage because it is the beginning stages of a partnership. It is no use in having an extravagant wedding and the marriage will not even last that long.

A couple does not have to share their special day with a bunch of individuals who may not even care whether or not their marriage will survive. I know most women  tend to dream about getting married and having the most gorgeous dress, but a wedding should not be the only matter that you care about. Some women will literally turn into a Bridezilla if they do not get everything they want on their wedding day.

A marriage is not based off how extravagant your wedding was or how many people attended the ceremony. Marriage takes determination from both spouses and it can only last if two individuals work hard and communicate in an effective way with one another. Obtaining a wedding ring does not mean your job is done in your relationship, it is only the beginning.

You do not have to be married to understand the dynamics of a marriage. I think anyone who is engaged should educate themselves on marriage and attend pre-marriage counseling sessions with a spiritual figure in their life. You never know how a situation will turn out until you get involved in it. There are plenty of books on marriage, but what may work for one marriage may not work for another.

The hard work does not stop at saying the I-dos, but it is an everyday process. I know planning a wedding is an exciting time because it gives a couple the chance to show their happiness they have with one another with their family and friends. Marriage is a sacred vow between God,husband, and wife.

I do not think any couple should put more emphasis on a wedding because being materialistic will not save a marriage from crumbling. It is ashamed that so many married couples are getting a divorced these days, but maybe they had to come to realization the person they married was not meant for them to be with. Your wedding could be featured in one of the world’s top wedding magazines, but if the relationship was founded off the wrong principles then it will not last enduring times.

In Corinthians 13:4-5, states “love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs”. Boasting about your wedding wil make you appear as if you are arrogant and self-centered. Over time no one will remember the wedding, but the bride and groom.

You can spend millions of dollars on a wedding,however it does not measure the amount of love there is an relationship. You do not have to prove anything to anyone on whether or not if you are truly in love. Time will reveal all things and if you only got married because you wanted to just show off a ring to your friends, then you have the wrong idea on what a marriage is all about. 


  1. This is really interesting.
    For some reason, it reminded me of Kim Kardashian’s first marriage. And it is true, we need to understand the concept of marriage before wedding.

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