Well then I am about to be the wet blanket, so those of you having positive memories, skip this post!
JW weddings of those close to me that were a lot like funerals. Even the worldly people said so.
It started from the moment when the audience doesn't stand for the procession of the bride, took a creepy turn when they talked about headship and women being emotional because of their periods, and worsening at the pathetic reception.
Even though there was food/music/dancing at the reception, there was an undertone of sadness. We were not supposed to celebrate too much because that was worldly. Music was worldly. Being noisy was worldly. Dancing while touching if you're not married was worldly. Grinding your hips too much while dancing is worldly. The elders used to patrol receptions and tap you on the shoulder if the music was too loud or if your dancing wasn't right.
The prospect of being a jw married couple was the saddest of all. I always felt extremely sad about that. It was like they were getting themselves deeper into a bad religion that was already ruining their lives.