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Sanne H.
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2 years ago

A wedding is only as expensive as you make it.

Ego
Community Member
2 years ago

Precisely. I understand that services get marked up if you mention that it's a wedding, but at the same time, people spend money on so many unnecessary things for weddings. Keep it simple, keep it fun, and why the hell do you need to spend 2 grand on a dress you're realistically only going to wear once?

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Caterer $2000, Dress $250, widding cake baked by mom $0, everything else just $500. Having a great time with the closest family and most important friends: priceless!

Rebeka Belkin
Community Member
2 years ago

It's proven by numerous studies that women whose wedding cost more than $20,000 divorced at a rate roughly 1.6 times higher than women whose wedding cost between $5,000 and $10,000. And couples who spent $1,000 or less on their big day had a lower than average rate of divorce. Google it - it's a fact.

varwenea
Community Member
2 years ago

This is way too low... Sadly.

kat newt shulder
Community Member
2 years ago

now its no. 1

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Random Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

Honestly I wouldn't have spent that much money on my wedding unless I could actually afford it. It's a (hopefully) once in a lifetime experience, but you can have a great party and stylish party on small budget too, if you're smart about it.

Nadine
Community Member
2 years ago

In my case, my husband was the one that wanted the lavish wedding because "that's how it's supposed to be." We could afford it just fine, but I still would've preferred something easier to prepare and cheaper.

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FuzzyWuzzy
Community Member
2 years ago

I've never understood the need for such expensive weddings. We used our money on our down payment for a new house. Something we had that made sense. Then we used wedding money gifts to furnish it. Not as romantic for sure but at that time it just seemed better to both of us.

Jade Lynn
Community Member
2 years ago

I will not be doing this when I get married. I don't need to spend a ton of money to celebrate love.

SilkHolicDotCom
Community Member
2 years ago

As long as you can afford it, 15000 or 15 billion doesn't make any sense.

Bored Office Girl
Community Member
2 years ago

Caterer $15,00?? Lol

SweetMamaP
Community Member
2 years ago

Yep, and I'm 100% sure that price tag doesn't even include alcohol.

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Wendy J Shores
Community Member
2 years ago

I got married in my home. My mother in law couldnt get around to go to a church because she had osteoporsis so bad. It was the best day of my life. Everyone had a great time and the minister was fantastic. Money isnt the reason you're getting married... Love is! =)

Patti Hatfield
Community Member
2 years ago

True

Paulina
Community Member
2 years ago

Whoa, all those people in comments judging others for how much they spent on their wedding... o.O Guess what? You're not better than others or your love is not stronger just because you chose to spend very little on your wedding! Some people WANT that day to feel and look special, want the big party with all their friends and family, want the once-in-a-lifetime dress and silly cake toppers. And their love is just as good as yours.

Michelle Dodson
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah, my sister. She spent $45,000 for the whole package - the dress, the flowers, the venue, the catered reception, the full bar, etc., etc., etc.. It was just a ridiculous amount of money for what "amounted" to a very nice dress up party. Pay attention to the marriage, not the wedding. They didn't last 4 years.

Henric Melin
Community Member
2 years ago

My wedding cost us about 100$..

Monika Rhodes
Community Member
2 years ago

We spent fraction of those sums people spend on weddings and couldn't picture a better day if we spent this much!

SirWriteALot
Community Member
2 years ago

I personally think weddings are unreasonably expensive. Fly to an island, don't invite anyone. Save money, be free, ENJOY your wedding, don't perform for other people.

Rebecah Ozuna
Community Member
2 years ago

It's worth it if it makes the groom smile and whoa at his beautiful bride.

Rebeka Belkin
Community Member
2 years ago

A man that really loves his future wife loves her for what's inside. The dress wow's for 60 seconds - but what really wowed my husband was just his love for me sharing the day with him. I could have worn blue jeans and a tank top and he would have be just as wowed that day because of what we did together, not what I wore.

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Terror from Beyond Space
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2 years ago

Always look on the bright side of life dadum dadum ...

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Ruth Mayfly
Community Member
2 years ago

This should be in more wedding vows!

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varwenea
Community Member
2 years ago

Best man is not invited to future gatherings. :P

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

Sometimes I'm asked, "If you're married, why don't you wear a wedding ring?" And I'm like... Why should I? I never deemed it neccessary, I don't even have one, since our marriage had no wedding (just documents). It's all nice amd cool if you choose to wear it because, for example, you like the design of it, you're so in love you want thw world to see etc., but why put pressure on somebody to wear it? It makes me think people need a mark to let others know, so they are not approached by any other man/woman. Because, you know, words don't mean what they're semantically supposed to mean (such as "no" for example). It's absurd.

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Crazy Cow Lady
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2 years ago

Plot twist: they're identical twins

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Agnes Jekyll
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2 years ago

Sounds perfect

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Bryan Richhart
Community Member
2 years ago

I can see this, and have heard stories of friends being in the wedding party, and then after the stress of the entire operation, from announcement to the end of the reception, they become no longer friends.

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Eleanor Ragsdale
Community Member
2 years ago

I personally hate the idea of parents planning their child's weddings. I think it's about the soon-to-be husband and wife, and they should plan it how they want it. After all, people can leave their parents without a wedding.

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BlackestDawn
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2 years ago

Bridezillas?

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Pelleh Din
Community Member
2 years ago

This would be perfect for the New Yorker

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SweetMamaP
Community Member
2 years ago

It is a sad fact that certain individuals do consider it their 'special year' exclusively , i.e. no one else is allowed to even get married in 'their year'. My sister-in-law was told this by her fiance's soon-to-be stepmother. Yes, his soon-to-be stepmother. SMH.

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Catlady6000
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2 years ago

The only time my in-laws were my marriage business was when they paid for my divorce attorney. I love them

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Caitlin Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Ew

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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm not getting this one....

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