Friday, April 1, 2011

One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding by Rebecca Mead

Diamonds, bridezillas, extravagant dresses, dinners for 200, each wedding is more extreme than the last. Why is this? America has been saturated with the idea that the bigger the wedding the longer the marriage will last - and the more romantic it is (really?).

The wedding industry tells you that you should desire a "fairytale wedding with a princess dress." They are nice people, right? They're just trying to make your dream day come true (while turning a huge profit). That hand-beaded dress was more than likely made in a sweatshop; making a woman's day in Vietnam not so perfect.

It's impossible to turn on the television without seeing a show about how to make your wedding traditional, yet personalized. How do you do this?

Buy more stuff. But it's not the fairytale we have been lead to believe.

Find One Perfect Day at your library to learn more!

~ Roller Derby Librarian

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