How should a wedding be celebrated?
Weddings are self-indulgent and over-blown vanity projects according to the Reverend Giles Fraser, Canon Chancellor of St Paul's speaking on Radio 4's Today programme. Have we lost sight of the true meaning of marriage?
The Reverend went on to say that celebrity weddings featured in magazines have damaged the true meaning of the marriage ceremony.
Catherine Westwood, editor of Wedding Magazine, responded by calling the Reverend "old-fashioned". She says that a wedding should be a party and it is still a way of celebrating a life-time commitment.
What are your feelings about modern-day weddings? Are they a huge expense without meaning? Or are they a way of proving enduring love? What was your budget like? Have you been a guest at a wedding and felt under pressure to spend a lot of money on transport, accomodation and a gift?
This debate has now been closed. Thank you for your comments.