Dear Margo: I don't know what to do. Last December, my boyfriend proposed to me. We planned a small, simple wedding to take place in the early fall. ... We still want to go through with the ceremony — but not tell people about the non-legal aspect. ... Are we wrong? — Faux BrideMargo is the daughter of the woman who wrote the Ann Landers column.
Dear Faux: These days, there is no "wrong" when it comes to tying the knot and having babies. There are shotgun weddings, babies without weddings, weddings that are really parties, parties that are really weddings and white bridal gowns that accommodate a pregnant belly.
I post this because the column reflects popular wisdom. She can say that there is no right or wrong on the subject of marriage and having babies, and no one thinks that there is anything unusual about this advice. The next marriage you attend may be a fake.