Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Fairy Tale Wedding
I don't buy into the whole "fairy tale wedding" thing. Latest case in point: Kim Kardashian. I never thought I would mention her in my blog because I think that whole family has been way over exposed already. But it does give me a perfect example of the wedding becoming more important than the marriage. Yes, she got her "fairy tale wedding". Was that the whole point? To show off in a pretty dress and throw a big expensive party? Fine, but what does that have to do with marriage?
Marriage is serious business. Marriage is for adults. Fairy tales are for children. Excuse me, but I think that by the time a woman is ready to get married she should be finished with fairy tales. So why is the fairy tale wedding so popular these days? Here are just a few examples:
Do you notice a pattern there? Right, it's Disney. Maybe I have a chip on my shoulder when it comes to Disney. I grew up watching Disney movies that were scary and sad. Bambi's mother died. Dumbo's mother was chained and locked up. Old Yeller got rabies and had to be shot. To me, Disney was a real downer and I don't think I'm over it yet. These days Disney encourages little girls to be "princesses". I'm not crazy about that either. I don't think a princess is a good role model for a little girl. The real world just wasn't made for princesses. I don't see the point in growing up expecting to be catered to. I don't think it's a good mindset with which to begin a marriage, either. You get married to be a wife, not a princess.
Will readers think I am being too harsh? I wonder. I have never had a little girl of my own, so I'm not sure how I would handle it. Where does the line get drawn between being a little girl and becoming a grown woman? It just seems to me that the line is being confused with the trend to "fairy tale weddings".