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Unformatted text preview: CJ Michaud Sociology 201 19 Oct 2007 Writing 3: Brideland and the Misconceptions of Marriage It has long been said that a woman begins planning her marriage before she can walk, and never stops developing it until the day it arrives. Though I cannot personally connect to this omnipresent feeling, I can certainly understand the effects such a burden could have on a woman. And though it is not always as “on display”, men also fantasize about the big day. They, too, have been thinking about and anticipating this day for much of their life (albeit not always with as much fervor as their female counterparts). The thoughts and excitement of a beautiful, perfect wedding can often rush couples into marriage before they are truly ready. And while the ceremony, reception, and honeymoon may go as scripted, a couple marrying too soon stand about as much chance as a house built on sand. The depictions and stories of “fantasy weddings” display the glories and excitements of a...
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