Saturday, June 4, 2016

Question: Are Many Weddings Too Expensive?

Now that I'm an home-owner, I look at things a little differently though I've always been a realist. When Daisy and I got married, ours wasn't expensive at all. Her mom made her dress, our Unitarian-Universalist Church was where it was held, we didn't have catering, and there was no DJ. It was simple and to the point. Some people mention how much theirs was, and there are often about a seventh or more of what my house is. While we do romanticize weddings, it's really nothing more than a party. I just pity the ones who go overboard, get bitter about it later, and divorce (partly) because of it.

Do you think many weddings are too extravagant for the average person? 

14 comments:

  1. Yes. I think a lot of weddings are much too extravagant. But not everyone agrees. We all have our own opinion about what a perfect wedding is. Mine is to keep it simple and use your money on more important things - like maybe buying a house!

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  2. It is good sense to use the money for the wedding on other priorities in the long run. We did have a nice wedding, not over the top, but we wasted money on an open bar and nobody drank much!

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  3. Yes, I think some people go way overboard. Does not make them anymore married than someone that went to Justice of the Peace. On an average, later they will wish they had that money back.

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  4. Since the majority of weddings end in divorce, I think weddings should be simple and inexpensive with a five year anniversary being reserved for the big party.

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  5. Simplicity always wins in my opinion. Greetings!

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  6. If the parents CAN afford a lavish wedding for their daughter, why not?
    Then again these days, wedding costs seem to be shared with both sides of the families concerned which I believe is far better and equatable.

    I think mentioning divorce is pretty low. When
    two people commit for life, then they should have by the time
    they get to the altar be well aware of each other's strengths
    and weaknesses etc etc.
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin

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  7. You made a sensible choice.

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  8. I suppose if parents have the money, it's nice to have a pretty wedding.

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  9. Yes! We kept ours simple too. My parents got married at a courthouse and have been together 43 years! You and Daisy will have a long happy marriage for sure!

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  10. Know where you are coming from Adam.
    My parents paid for our Wedding in total. It was a large one with all the trimmings.
    Then I was their only child, that makes a difference.
    All these years later we are still married after being married at 19 years of age.

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  11. We went for economical when we got married 43 years ago and the marriage has lasted. My daughter's friend went for top of the line, crazy expensive wedding (her parents could afford it, I guess) and were divorced 2 years later.

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  12. People who spend a fortune on weddings are financially crazy, pure and simple.

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  13. We went to the Justice of the Peace. Cost us $40. Ticked off a lot of family and friends since we only had our moms in attendance, but we didn't do it for everyone else. Almost 15 years later, I have no regrets.

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