06/26/2013 04:02 pm ET

The Defiant Self-Absorption Of Having 8 Weddings

Two-thirds of the way through the documentary Married and Counting, Stephen Moffett's father invokes the bridezilla. Stephen and his betrothed are going from state to state to have multiple weddings. This, dad says looks to him like a "colossal show of egotism and expense." To some degree, this seems like a fair cop. After all, Stephen isn't only getting married over and over in multiple venues throughout the country; he's also filming the results for public consumption. Still, Stephen has a good response. "We can't just get married where we live," he says. "So we are traveling to all these places...and we get to make a statement."