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I Thee Dread - Part 1

In this essay, I Thee Dread, Jia explores the excesses of the wedding industry: she's been to forty six weddings which may explain why she's chosen not to get married herself.

In this abridged version of I Thee Dread from her collection Trick Mirror, Jia Tolentino explores the cult of the wedding industry: she's been to forty six weddings which may explain, she thinks, why she has chosen not to get married herself. She adds up the costs of modern weddings - from the first engagement photos to the honeymoon - and asks when weddings changed from a private ceremony for the bridal couple and their families, to the extravaganzas we see today.

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