Recently, I learned a friend was getting remarried. My first reaction was happiness for him. But then I thought back to his first wedding, a lavish event which was followed just a few short years later by divorce.
I began thinking of other expensive weddings that ended in divorce. Not just people I knew but celebrities.
I thought back to when my husband and I got married almost 34 years ago — by a Justice of the Peace in Southport. There were a lot of reasons for this. Our parents were not in favor of our decision, so there didn’t seem to be any point in a big wedding. Plus, we were just starting out and didn’t have a lot of extra money to spend.