I was reading the latest Bridezilla stories and came across Bridezillas0504-07, which starts with "Here's one for the record books! My cousin (we'll call her "Maria") and I have never been close. In fact, she was not very close to any of our family, other than the few with higher status in her church. She is a very devout Mormon, though not very many in our family are. This becomes important later." Here's the link.... you'll need to scroll down a little http://www.etiquettehell.com/content/eh_wedding/bridezillas/ebridezilla.shtml
I agree that it was rude for the bride to call the decorations "too mexican," but what's with the poster's anger over a temple wedding? In the LDS religion, getting married in the temple is VERY different from getting married in some "neutral" venue; only in the temple are husbands and wives able to be married and sealed for time and all eternity, versus "til death do you part." A wedding day is simply a day; a marriage and eternal life are seen as much more important than a spectacle that friends and family can witness. Temple ceremonies are sacred and simple, and large groups are discouraged from attending sealings even if they're all able to enter the temple because it takes away from the very sacred and personal nature of the event.
Furthermore, if Maria had gotten married outside the temple JUST in order to appease family members who could not attend that ceremony, she and her husband would have had to wait at least a year before returning to the temple to get sealed. Some LDS couples feel this too important to put off for a year. Suppose one of them had gotten into an accident and died during that time... if they weren't sealed, they wouldn't be guaranteed of being together forever.
As for the "rather long" ceremony... a sealing takes half an hour. I don't see that as overly long.
I'm also not sure what the poster meant by "few with higher status in the church." The LDS church doesn't have status of any type. Positions like bishop, clerk, teacher, relief society president, program designer... are all temporary and can't be campaigned for. A person is asked to do a job for some time and they either say yes or no. Everybody has regular jobs, as none of these positions are paid. Perhaps the bride really was judgmental of others who didn't share her beliefs, but I don't see how deciding on a temple wedding illustrate that.
Perhaps the poster should be more respectful of diverse belief systems.