When my wedding photographer mate Josh (pictured) found out about what was going on over here at The Rebel's Guide he expressed great desire to interview me for his blog, and although I have somewhat of a bias, I reckon it's a fantastic read and really helpful.
Josh Mikhaeil: What do you feel you noticed the most in how people approached ceremony planning during the covid 19 pandemic and was that similar to what you noted during the spanish flu?
Me: During the Spanish flu the average life expectancy was about 53 years, whereas during Covid life expectancy had risen to about 83 years of age. That’s an extra thirty years of possibly sharing a TV remote control with someone you might not like. So even before Covid I witnessed people stepping into marriage maybe a few years later than they did in the 1920s. Where as back then you’d marry before you turned 20, today people might marry closer to, or after, 30. So they’re getting married with less societal expectation, less parental intervention, and more intent, more purpose, more love, and more awesomeness.