I love weddings just as much as the next girl. I'm a hopeless romantic, but I can't help but be a bit peeved at how weddings are portrayed in some YA novels.
I can think of at least ten books off the top of my head that contain weddings between the main character and her love interest. It's not a five years later type, it's more on-the-spot and totally spontaneous: "Hey, let's get married!"
Granted it can be entertaining and super cute to see your OTP tie the knot, but I feel like (some) authors are promoting something they shouldn't be by doing this. Maybe I'm being hypersensitive, but that's just me.
To clarify, I'm not talking about the weddings that happen between adults in YA books, I'm referring specifically to the weddings between (usually) the teenage protagonist and her love interest. Too often the scenario or reason behind getting married is some outside complicating force. Or my favorite, the golden couple is on the run from the government or some other scary people and they take a quick stop in Vegas or find a sketchy minister and have a quick wedding. To me these actions just satirize marriage and the severity/importance of it. These characters are in their late teens early twenties and they already think they've found the love of their lives. I know, I know, it's cute seeing your power couple get married, but what are these authors really promoting?! How do these characters, kids really, know that they've found the person they want to live the rest of their lives with?
What are your thoughts on YA weddings?