With weddings so expensive these days, there are many who are choosing to skip the event and put the money into a down payment on a townhouse, or pay down school debt. It sure makes sense when you consider how financially tethered young couples find themselves.
So are white weddings that important? Are they really worth the money we put in?
A wedding has three purposes, each with its own price tag. But only one of the purposes is so valuable that it should not be ignored.
One purpose of a wedding is to celebrate the marriage. In some cultures, that celebration can go on for a week or more with the couple’s parents (or the couple) supporting the lavish living of friends and relatives as they party on.
Another purpose that isn’t often stated, but usually exists, is the showcasing of the bride. It’s her day. She grabs the center of attention, and the more that’s spent, the more valuable she will appear to be to the guests — and presumably, to the groom.
But it’s the third purpose of a wedding that is the most valuable of the three. It’s to provide a ceremony of spoken promises. Before God and witnesses, a bride and groom recite their vows to each other.
Today we feature Mrs Olgah Mongwe-Mokwena (Mavele Village) and Mr Geoffrey Mokwena (Maxavele Village).
They celebrated their union on Heritage Day, 24th & 25th of September 2021. Below are some of their beautiful pictures and good memories that one can die for.