What is a wedding for? Is it for getting married? Surely it’s more than that, because the legal simple act of getting married only requires 120 words and five signatures.

Is a wedding for the couple? Is it for the family? What is a wedding for?

We could keep on asking questions but then this column would read more like a trivia quiz than an encouraging article on getting married in an intimate and personal fashion.

But before you spend a dime on planner, celebrant, photographer, or venue, I hope that you’ve had a good talk about that opening question. What is your wedding for?

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