“Marrying Yourself” the New Sologamy Wedding Trend
Are you the type of person who has always dreamt of the picture-perfect wedding, but can’t see yourself being tied down to someone “til death do you part”? You may cringe at the thought of marriage, however, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a wedding of your own. So get married…to yourself! The newest wedding trend Sologamy is sweeping the nation.
You may have guessed it by now — Sologamy is the act of marrying yourself. Although this “self-loving” trend is not legally recognized, it is a fast-growing trend in the UK, Australia, and the United States. This phenomenon was first made popular in an episode of Sex and the City, where trend-setting Carrie complains that she is always forced to celebrate other’s union of love, yet no one celebrates her choice to love herself and be single.
Today, many people (mainly women) are adopting this idea; they feel they are simply enough for themselves, and that’s okay! Advocates of sologamy see this as an act of empowerment and self-love. Sologamy doesn’t imply that you have to be single forever, its simply a commitment to be true to yourself and constantly be aware of your personal needs.
Sologamists claim that there are many benefits to committing to one’s self.
- Focusing on your career.
- Life goals come first.
- Do what you love the most.
- Not having to check in with someone else to make plans.
- Let’s face it, being able to sprawl out in your own bed sounds nice too.
- Sologamy Ceremony Announcements (Use traditional Birthday/Wedding Invitations, and make them your own)
- Guide to Vowing to Yourself to help write your vows
- First Dance: flash mob with best friends, with you as the focal point
- Other Self-Marriage Information
Some people feel that being single is frowned upon by society, and seem to settle for a partner just to have the title of being married. Now, they do not have to feel that way… it’s possible to love yourself, and have your own special day!
In the words of performance artist and show host, Ru Paul, “If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?”
So, have your wedding cake and eat it too! Chapel of the Flowers is committed to making your wedding day as unique and special as you are. If you are interested in a sologamist commitment ceremony or traditional wedding, please contact our wedding planners to start designing you wedding day.