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Eric Petersen


I now pronounce you... and you?!

As a guy who works in a business that is sometimes “ego driven” I marvel at the ways that people adore themselves. They stand in the mirror for hours, they talk on and on about what they have done in their careers, they honestly would rather talk about themselves than you… always. Well, I have the perfect Christmas gift for them: I Married Me! That’s right, for $300, you can get everything you could possibly need to … marry yourself.

The new Self-Wedding In-A-Box kit includes a (rose, white, or yellow) gold ring to place on your own finger, vows for you to read to solidify your commitment to yourself, and day-of-the-week affirmation cards to ensure long lasting love. For those unwilling to splurge on their solo-nuptuals, there's also a sterling silver ring for $45.

I Married Me, is “rooted in the notion people should first and foremost practice self-love, and they ought to proclaim that love by tying the knot with the one individual who will forever be loyal to them-themselves”. At their wedding, the company founders Jeffrey Levin, a jewelry designer, and Bonnie Powers, a design strategist, proved they're no hypocrites by holding a self-marriage ceremony for each of the 120 guests in attendance… I can only imagine what the slow dances looked like that evening.

Powers and Levin, launched the company four years ago, and say their product is just a means to an end: motivating people to improve their relationship with themselves, and in turn, with others.

I suppose there's something empowering, yet gimmicky about what they're proposing (get it?), but do you really need to spend $300 to throw a party celebrating yourself?! I say a six pack and a dozen wings (about $12) will do just fine for me at my solo party! 

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11/07/2013 12:08PM
I now pronounce you... and you?!
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