Weddings. Summer heat and formal clothes in an uncomfortable mix. People seen in church who never normally darken the doors of a house of worship of any stripe. The music strikes up: ‘Dah-dah dah-daah dah-dah-dah-daah.’ A vision in white flounces down the aisle. Her man waits, nervously, at the altar.
That may be the popular viewpoint, but many people these days don't buy into all that. In fact most of my married friends chose to say their vows outside of the traditional church setting. Along with ditching the church, they threw away the Wagner to walk in to and the Mendelssohn to leave with. To top it off (as it were) most of them opted for formal outfits they could wear at future corporate events rather than a wear-once-flog-on-eBay-on-divorce white dress.
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