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The Window Dressing: Why Eloping Is Often a Better Option

Here’s my latest piece for the March/April issue of Industry Magazine, an exploration of the wisdom of scaling back our expectations for our wedding day—in our efforts to shore them up for the marriage itself.

The Window Treatment by Emily Johnson

“Gen X also lived through the high point of divorce in the boomer generation—our parents—and we paid for it, emotionally. Now we hold back from unrealistic expectations, which elaborate weddings feed, because we saw the effects of the crash and burn—the good old days confined to 5 x 7 sepia-toned prints of us in tall socks—both parents smiling—that we treasure but cannot remember distinctly.”

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