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September 06, 2009

Rock the Reception

These last days of empire provide ever fewer economic incentives for men to consider marriage (the carrot) and ever less social stigma toward unmarried couples (the stick).

Memo to women: This may not be the best time to raise the bar.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 6, 2009 09:23 AM


Those are cringe-inducing.

Posted by: harrison [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 6, 2009 02:11 PM

Raise the bar? My friend, I'd say the bar has been lowered below sea level in the past few decades.

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 7, 2009 12:09 AM

My inner medieval Lutheran says we should get back to basics: mutual consent, declaration of intention to marry and physical union.

Let us divest ourselves of the superstitious and superfluous additions of human imagination; the bridal shower, the reception, the bouquet toss, the garter, the speeches, the dances, the boredom.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 7, 2009 01:47 AM

Despite not being Lutheran, medieval or otherwise, I'm with Chris. Although I would leave the hymns.

Posted by: cm [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 8, 2009 11:29 AM