When did the world of weddings get so bonkers?

Each year UK weddings are worth £10 billion. GULP. I think my dearest mother has a point when she questions the price of everything wedding-related, the enormity of the wedding industry and the necessity of hen dos. And my mum isn’t stuck in the dark ages, she is pretty kick-ass.

And this isn’t just a gradual change from our parents’ generation to ours. I would argue that the wedding industry has pretty much exploded in just the last 5-10 or so years. There are a few things that I love about it all, but sooo many things that I just find BONKERS.

Crazy bride
What’s scarier: Bridezilla or thousands of pounds of debt?                     Photo credit: The Stir

People willingly going into thousands of pounds of debt so that they can secure their ‘perfect day’. Surely life is expensive enough as it is: student debt, rent/mortgage, transport, endless bottles of red wine…surely we don’t need to spend thousands of pounds extra just for the sake of it?

I could go on, but will just link to one of my favourite well-known peoples, Lauren Laverne, to share her words of wisdom on super blog The Pool:

Lauren Laverne’s words of wisdom

Lauren, you da bomb.

Peace out, Bridelings….let’s keep things simple x

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I'm a 32 year-old newlywed bride, living in London. I recently got married (July 2016) and am here to spread wedding joy and worldly wedding advice to fellow bridelings who don't want their weddings to take over their lives. Let's laugh (nervously) in the face of bonkers wedding planning!

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