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Thorough examination of modern-day American weddings
on October 2, 2012
Rebecca Mead does not step delicately around issues surrounding modern American weddings in One Perfect Day -- rather, she tackles them head-on with class and wit. Her examination of the extravagance and opulence expected from modern-day weddings makes for a exhilarating ride. Going beyond just the statistics, she talks with photographers, planners, and vendors to get their inside view to the world of weddings.
My own perspective on the world of weddings is highly colored by my own experiences planning my wedding (which took place last May). Did we have a great, elegant, classy celebration? Yes (or at least, I hope so). Was it pricey? Yes. Did we do everything that people expect these days or make it an astonishingly unique display of our interests and passions? No.
I don't take any issues with Mead's lack of discussion of the actual point of a wedding, the marriage itself -- I have A Practical Wedding [...] for that -- but I would love to see a longer examination from her about a more reasonable wedding approach, like the one she took.
This is a great book for anyone planning a wedding, to provide a dose of sanity, or for anyone who is astonished at the current state of affairs for weddings.