Wedding nonsense, part 2

This comment from Bryan Appleyard has really stayed with me:

I was scanning a wedding magazine in a hairdresser's and I became oppressively aware that weddings have become an entire industry designed to extract money from the middle classes by telling them they must have flouncy marquees, poncey catering and daft clothes because that's what the upper classes do.

Wedding nonsense: making your wedding day completely inconsistent with the rest of your life at great expense