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Summary Of An Average American Wedding By Mark Auslander

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Almost every little girl dreams of her wedding day. There is so much planning and preparation that goes into a wedding. There is the dress, venue, food, guest list, and so much more that is involved in a wedding. Mark Auslander’s essay explores the rituals of an average American wedding, and how some of these rituals have European ties.

One of the most heartfelt moments in a wedding is when the bride is given away. In my opinion, when the father or important male figure gives away the bride, it shows that he approves of the marriage. I do not agree with Auslander when he says that the father or important male figure is presenting the bride as a decorated gift to the groom. I feel that his statement is devaluing to women. Women dress-up
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