So it turns out Catelynn Lowell threatening to call off her wedding hasn't gone any further. The Teen Mom probably isn't eloping. But she is getting sick of waiting to marry long-time love Tyler Baltierra.
Considering these crazy kids have been engaged for two and half years already, you can't blame her for wanting to get a move on. Come the big day on July 15, it will be almost three years since Tyler put a ring on her finger. That's nearly double the time the average engaged couple waits to get hitched!
But is it really wise to suddenly slam on the gas? Honestly?
What have they got to lose?
I know, I know, just yesterday I said that from the fan perspective, we all want to see Catelynn and Tyler's TV wedding. And sure, they've probably done a whole lot of work on said wedding that could be for naught. Not to mention all those deposits! Romantic as it sounds, eloping can be a big, fat pain in the butt.
But let's step away from the fan thing for a minute, OK? Let's talk about these two lovebirds as if they're regular old people, not reality stars!
We tend to act like the wedding is what makes a marriage. Not true at all. The wedding is just one day that can often end up igniting family feuds and/or nearly bankrupting someone.
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So go ahead. Skip it. Have a day that's really more about you and your "person" than all the hoopla because, guess what, the guests are going to leave. That religious figure at the front of the room is going to go back to his or her congregation. And you two are the ones who are going to be in it for the long haul. It's YOUR marriage.
Oh wait, think it will cause a family feud to elope and you just don't want to risk it ... but you still don't want to wait? Go ahead. Elope, then turn around and do a wedding just to have fun and celebrate.
The point is, Catelynn and Tyler agree that they hate waiting and want to get married now. So why should they let a little thing like a wedding get in the way? It's their marriage, after all!
And heck, maybe if we focused a little bit more on marriage itself, we wouldn't have that 50 percent divorce rate everyone yammers on about.
What do you think? Is it really such a bad idea to elope if you can't wait for the wedding?
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