A marriage made in Asda
Yolande is a final year student studying a BA in Journalism, in Essex. She absolutely adores painting and aims to be the modern Frida Kahlo. During her spare time she enjoys working on her art website and spending time with her cheeky boyfriend. Her dream is to retire before she hits 40 so she can focus on her art collections.
Getting married in a supermarket just ain't right, says Yolande Letshou - even if you are walking down the 'aisle'.
Imagine going to the supermarket and discovering all of a sudden you're witnessing a wedding ceremony in your blue cap, old trainers, baggy clothes and scruffy hair. Sounds pretty bizarre, but now that Asda is licensed to perform wedding ceremonies in some of their stores, it's time you started looking your best when going to the supermarket 'cos you never know what you might end up being a part of.
A couple recently got hitched in the clothing department of the Asda Monks Cross store. The bride met her husband at Asda, and they were thrilled at the fact that they were able to get hitched there. They had 10 bridesmaids, 110 guests as well as dozens of shocked shoppers. And to top off their perfect day, they had a bagpipe version of the Asda theme tune. How romantic.
OK, it's nice to know the couple got married where they had met but imagine if everyone did the same. There would be people getting married in the middle of roads, in sweet shops and pubs, at schools, on buses and tubes and all sorts of other worrying places I don't want to think of. Not everyone wants to get married in a church and that's fair enough, but a supermarket is just too weird.
I personally don't want to get married until I'm about 30, but when I do, it definitely won't be in a supermarket, with hundreds of uninvited guests just turning up for a quick shop. Can you imagine? And it gets worse. Did you know that you can now bid for a bride or groom online? A woman married a man who she did not know because he bid £251,000 on an online auction for her to marry him. Her reason for placing herself 'up for grabs' was because she was too busy working to find a partner. Excuse me?
"Marriage is something that most people just don't take seriously anymore."
Marriage is something that most people just don't take seriously anymore. Why bother at all if you're just going to make a mockery of it you can be just as happy without the ring. There are couples that have been together for years and still haven't tied the knot, so I don't think that marriage is the only solution to a healthy relationship.
Celebrities have contributed to the marriage circus by blowing the whole idea out of proportion and introducing us to last-minute-divorce.com. Short-lived marriages have become a trend, especially in the world of Hollywood. Who could forget Britney Spears' recent record breaker, divorcing after just 55 hours of marriage. Then you've got J-Lo who is infatuated by the whole idea of getting hitched then divorcing as soon as she gets bored and someone better turns up. Thank god the likes of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, Billie Piper and Chris Evans, and Madonna and Guy Ritchie have proved the critics wrong (so far).
Fair enough people fall in love and get married but marriage and divorce isn't meant to be as quick jumping on one bus to the other... or popping down to your local supermarket.
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