Wednesday 23 August 2017

So over: Big-wedding shaming

Brian O'Driscoll pictured with Amy Huberman, nailing the big dress
Brian O'Driscoll pictured with Amy Huberman, nailing the big dress

The Big Day Out is one thing we Irish do well. We get an entire year out of planning it. Not to mention using it as an excuse to bend our nearest and dearest to our will for that entire time.

Then there's the micro-planning: bunting or fairy lights, cupcakes or favours? The chance to indulge in childhood fantasies with a 'princess' dress we're unlikely to wear again - see Hubes, with husband Brian O'Driscoll, nailing the 'Big Wedding' wedding dress. When else in life do you get to indulge in such nonsense? Who would be without the cathartic 'break-up and  make-up' over what the bridesmaids will wear? And then there's the festival atmosphere of the day itself. Let's all stop pretending to be New York hipsters with small, boutique-y weddings. Stop the big-wedding shaming.

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