If you’re heading into summer thinking that while you’ve enjoyed them, you’ve had your fill of weddings for a while, don’t be surprised if you receive an invite to a divorce party.
Getting married is usually more of a happy occasion than a divorce, but many people are celebrating the freedom that now awaits them and looking forward to starting a new chapter in their lives. The divorce party is on the rise. It might be part of a larger trend where Americans are generally celebrating more, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal.
Event Planner Richard O’Malley was interviewed for that article and described a $25,000.00 party that he planned for a client. He said that while she did wear white, it was not her wedding gown. There was a band, a cocktail reception and a formal dinner. Instead of her father giving her away, he walked down an aisle and took her back. Doing even more to undo the wedding, the woman who had caught her bridal bouquet, threw it back to her.
While we normally think of Las Vegas as a place where people elope, it’s now also a prime location for divorce parties. There is even a musical at Bally’s called Divorce Party Las Vegas. According to their Facebook page, their run ends soon, but they may return and hope to bring the show to more cities across the country, because “what happens in Vegas, doesn’t always stay in Vegas.”
If you’d like to take a look at some of the divorce cakes that people have created, there is a Pinterest page that you can see as well. But look at your own discretion. There is a fair amount of swearing and a surprising number of beheadings. But they are just cakes. At least there is a sweet ending.