Your wedding day should mean more. Your marriage should mean more. You are just one of sixty some people that got married for other people's entertainment. You weren't boldly standing in front of family and friends that had traveled far and wide to see you united to one person for the rest of your life. You were one among many. You were just a tiny little piece of something that means something different for everyone else. It wasn't for you, your spouse, and your families as a wedding should be. It was for thousands of people that won't even remember you in a month.
Or by this Sunday, for that matter. I heard a rumor that Bruno Mars will be pulling a Queen Latifah and also marrying people...as part of a show...for ratings. Why would you want that? No doubt they'll make it bigger, better, and more memorable. I don't get it. If marriage is that important to you, then why diminish it?
Why claim that marriages matter and then just make a mockery out of it? Marriage is more than a piece of paper, more than ratings, more than entertainment. If you really cared about marriage, you wouldn't want your marriage to start off as just a tiny part of a show, a show where you don't even matter. The wedding is the first day of your marriage. It should be more than just a short pause in a song. Gay, straight, it doesn't matter. Don't claim marriage is so important to you that you want to fight tooth and nail for it, and then make a complete mockery of it.
Essentially, you have all of these people claiming that marriage matters, and they value marriage, so they should get to be married too. And then those same people turn around and prove that marriage doesn't really mean that much to them, but publicity sure does.
No doubt this will be the next big thing...no concert or awards show will be complete without making a mockery of marriage. The show barely stopped for these couples. Basically instead of dancers and crazy stunts, or Madonna and Brittney kissing they married people. I just don't get it. You spend all this time yelling about how important marriage is to you, and yet you trade in for fifteen seconds of fame.
It's cool though, you can just shame your kids, or hold up a sign and you can add another fifteen seconds to your level of fame...you can even do all three and almost have a whole minute in the spotlight.
^Our totally small, wonderful wedding that we'll be proud to tell our kids about. We won't have to scan a tape and try to point out which ones we were, either.