Halloween Came Twice for this Couple

cut_gatherI’m trying to decide if I love or hate the idea of a themed-wedding. And when I say “themed,” I don’t mean vintage, rustic, or floral, I mean themed.  I came upon an article on the knot, showing how a bride went all-out for her Disney wedding. In other words she may or may not have topped Ariel, herself.

 

Things I loved: 
1. Her bright red hair (duh) and seashell clip-in.
2. The fact that her husband actually participated in this.
3. The priest wearing Mickey Mouse ears.
4. Her bridesmaids dressing as the Disney princesses.

 

Things I hated: 
1. Her bright red hair (duh) and seashell clip-in.
2. The fact that her husband actually participated in this.
3. The priest wearing Mickey Mouse ears.
4. Her bridesmaids dressing as the Disney princesses.

 

No, you didn’t misread that, I equal parts loved and hated all aspects of this chick’s wedding. Why? Because, don’t get me wrong, I am female and am, therefore, completely obsessed with all things Disney. I go bananas when I see Cinderella’s Castle on Day 1 of a Disney World trip, have watched every Disney movie (back when they were on videotape, what what), and know every word to every Disney song. But does that make me want to dress up like Mary Poppins and fly down the aisle via umbrella on my wedding day?

 

Let’s consider what a wedding is supposed to be about: the love between two people. I mean, I know it’s become who has the loudest DJ and the most lobsters hanging at a cocktail hour, but the core of it is still there, right? The love? Anyway, since I choose to believe that it is, then does a bride really want everyone at the wedding seeing and talking about everyone’s costumes, instead of talking about her marriage to the groom?

 

You love Disney? Pop out a couple of kids after the Disney World honeymoon and turn their rooms into what looks like the staging area to Cinderella on ice. But don’t make a lovely wedding and a special day into a circus just because you want to comb your hair with a fork.

 

At what point does appreciation turn into obsession?