Years later I worked in the wedding business field and I think a lot of the being left out is the hype, especially that girls get, on making the bride “princess for a day” and the expectations get very high…and often expensive.
I think the church likes to encourage us to be a little simpler and focused on the commmitments we are making and enjoy the day. However, you can’t just leave folks out! Some of you have shared that years later there is still hurt and other smuggly state it didn’t bother the non-worthy to attend folks one bit.
I personally would prefer to see us trend to get married at home or other venue if needed/desired (as the church is NEVER going to encourage chapel weddings)in a simple ceremony and year later go to the temple…make it something to work for, real meaningful temple marriage preparation classes to complete and prepare with.
Folks could either have a big 1st year anniversary party with everyone invited or have a big party/celebration…or small one…whatever the day they get married…or both (good for the wedding industry…lol.)
Bottom line, make it easier for the couple to postpone the temple ceremony when it will hurt family members…even if the family members say it doesn’t bother them. My mother is probably the only exception in the world & she was also happy because the temple part was all free.
One last thing…waiting a year would probably cut back on temple divorces, too.]]>
Of course not. But we already know it’s what you think: “Add a little makeup [to women in tanktops] and you too can look like a whore.”]]>
Is that what they were? Is that what you think “harlots” dress like?]]>
After watching the video I can honestly tell you that I would very much prefer the Temple ceremony to THAT!]]>
If it disappears again, search YouTube for “Jill & Kevin Heinz wedding.” Lots of people are spreading the video and it’s getting pulled from some links.]]>
What happened to the link? Video is gone.]]>