I got the wrong idea from your question--or did everybody else? Arranged marriages? I thought you were talking about parents who take over wedding plans--funny how we interpret things differently.
The mother and the daughter have most to do with it. The wedding is really for them. All the groom has to do is show up. Oh, yeah. The parents of the groom must have the rehersal dinner.
I'm not saying its wrong I believe its unfair. Everyone should have the right to decide who they dont and do want to be with.
Wrong. You marry who you fall in love with, you don't marry who you're told to. Love first, then marriage.
Some shy young people might prefer it. But most people don't.