Sunday, 24 October 2010

marrying herself

hmm, i'm not sure exactly how to feel about this:

A 30-year-old Taiwanese woman has put an unusual twist on the traditional white wedding by ditching the husband part and marrying herself.

Office worker Chen Wei-yih said she wanted to show other single thirty-something women that they were not failures, media reported.

“I was just hoping that more people would love themselves,” Chen said.

Chen splurged on her $5,700 solo-ceremony, renting a banquet hall, hiring a wedding planner and photographer and inviting 30 of her friends to witness the event....

“It’s not that I’m anti-marriage. I just hope that I can express a different idea within the bounds of a tradition,” Chen said.

it's a strange paradox, to prove one's self-worth as a single woman by going through the ultimate ceremony of couplehood. i suppose it's a way of making a point, and i guess a "celebrating me, as i am" type of party would have seemed a bit vain & egotistical. and yet, the latter is actually what she's doing, and i think it's a good thing to be happy with what you've achieved in life so far, and to be happy with who you are and how you are. now that is definitely something to celebrate.

1 comment:

katy said...

I guess this is subverting marriage as ritual rather than marriage as institution??