Tracking the obsession with a ‘fairy-tale wedding’

What is it about a wedding that fascinates some women into thinking that perhaps that could be the most important day in their lives?

In this article titled “Chasing the fairy-tale wedding,” NYT writer Abby Ellin explored how traditions and popular culture have shaped generations into thinking that a woman has attained “real success” or “purpose in life” on their wedding day,

“In a Vogue magazine spread before Amal Alamuddin married George Clooney, the fashion designer Oscar de la Renta proclaimed that the wedding gown was “the most important dress in the life of a woman.” He probably wasn’t considering what a woman would wear, say, as she accepted a Nobel Peace Prize, or was being sworn in as the president of the United States.

It was an interesting comment, especially in 2014, but it signaled a larger point: that even though women may be leaning in, branching out, cracking glass ceilings and forging vibrant careers in multiple sectors, for many of them, it is their wedding day that heralds true success.

While it is a beautiful day that all of us would cherish, let’s not forget that women don’t morph into real life princesses on the wearing of a ring or wedding dress.

Read the full article: Chasing the Fairy-Tale Wedding