#EverydayPhenomenal: What Our Obsession with Over-Celebrating Weddings, Birthdays, and Now Even Divorces Says About Us

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#EverydayPhenomenal: What Our Obsession with Over-Celebrating Weddings, Birthdays, and Now Even Divorces Says About Us

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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ast week, I had the misfortune of attending a wedding where the seven-minute-long monstrosity that was the pre-wedding video played three times. At each one of the five parties. On giant 12X12 feet screens stationed strategically across the venue. You could run, but there was nowhere to hide from the couple’s many walks into the sunset, pillow fights, and food fights while making what looked like Rachel’s beef trifle. By the 15th viewing, I was prepared to fake a pregnancy (I’m unmarried) just so I’d be forever banished from every future family celebration.

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