Elopement should be mandatory
There is a big difference between a wedding and a marriage. A marriage is what happens when two adults in a loving relationship pledge to torture each other until they're old and wrinkly. It's romantic, especially if you believe in "the one," which is the idea that there is one special person out there who will put up with your crap. But a wedding is something entirely different. There are millions of women and men who throw lavish, self-indulgent weddings and then wake up the morning after stuck in a marriage. A marriage is about commitment, patience and forgiving that person who steals all the covers for being a flawed human being. A wedding is a funeral that's not as entertaining.
Weddings bring out the worst in both the bride and the groom. Women are fed a steady diet of bridal magazines from the moment they're knee-high, so when their special day to be a princess comes, they transform into demanding krakens in lace. Men traditionally dread getting married, so they surrender their will to live and drag their feet behind their rampaging fiancées. Then there's the event itself. Weddings in the movies are great because they usually last five minutes at the end of the flick. But in real life, they're just money for nothing. There are so many reasons why weddings are dumb and we've got eleven more! If you love weddings, please let us know in the comments so we can tell you how wrong you are.