Weddings | Online shopping | Statue parks | Lawrence of Arabia | Bearded tits
The important thing about weddings (Lose the wedding butterflies, 22 September) is not to confuse them with marriage. The latter is when two people (of whatever gender) show their love and commitment to each other by signing a register – all that is legally required. Weddings are where a horrendous amount of money is squandered on a load of overpriced tat accompanied by meaningless flummery, at the end of which … they sign a register.
• Who needs Theresa May to form trade deals with China when we are advised by the Guardian (How to save money on everything supplement, 23 September) to “buy online from China”?