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(WTKR)   Not that it will ever be a risk for most of you Farkers, but the average wedding bill just hit a record $30,000   ( ) divider line
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2014-03-29 12:25:08 PM  
6 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: That average is arrived at with one Wall Street princess costing $300,000 against nine poor couples renting out a fire hall.

We were so poor we could only rent a fire hydrant.
2014-03-29 01:11:53 PM  
4 votes:
Well, you can see I'm going senile, mentioned my blog TWICE.  Good thing I don't have Alzheimers.  And another thing, good thing I don't have Alzheimers.
2014-03-29 03:13:21 PM  
2 votes:
It can cost a lot less if you buy the cheapest envelopes.
2014-03-29 01:43:56 PM  
2 votes:
No idea how much my wedding cost, but I am sure my divorce was a bargain at any price.
2014-03-29 01:09:04 PM  
2 votes:
I got married in 1966 with $100 bucks, blogged about it a few years ago here:

It was June 25, 1966, the 90th anniversary of Custer's Last Stand, which I thought was appropriate, we had about 100 guests at the reception in the Catholic school basement, catering was a $1.25 a head, and the fancy gift box for guests to put in their cards with checks and cash totaled a whopping $47.50, some gave $2 and brought a date.  A family that were friends of my new in-laws brought their 8 kids and gave us a bath towel. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt that it was new.

I blogged about it a few years ago here:

This will be our 48th anniversary in 2014, 9 kids, 15 grandchildren, retired and living the dream in our 30' motorhome. It's been a great ride, and my wife is as pretty as the day we married. She says I need new glasses.
2014-03-29 12:55:38 PM  
2 votes:

TheOther: GodlikeMole: Spent $35k on my wedding (a year ago tomorrow) at a historic hotel in Massachusetts. Money was tight for the year leading up to it, but it was one hell of a party (open bar of course).

It was worth it for us, but it's not for everyone.

*whip sfx*

Shhhh she might be reading this.
2014-03-29 04:54:34 PM  
1 vote:
US average: $30,000
Fark average: $29.95

Heck of a crew.
2014-03-29 04:31:57 PM  
1 vote:
Don't know why, but seems appropriate ..
2014-03-29 01:54:48 PM  
1 vote:
Still way cheaper than the divorce
2014-03-29 01:21:33 PM  
1 vote:
Wife-to-be took Friday off, went to the doctor in the morning for her blood test. (This was in Montana, where that was still required.) I took the afternoon off and we drove to the county seat 50 miles away and bought a marriage license for $35. However, the judge didn't work on Fridays, so there was no one there who could marry us. The clerk suggested going over the mountain to the next county and getting married in Bozeman, which is a bigger city and has judges who work Fridays.

Well, we were planning on going to Bozeman anyway, because they had a Hastings and we needed new video games. When we got to the courthouse, they said yes, their judges work Fridays, but not in the courthouse; they drive around to the smaller towns in the county to give them a weekly dose of judging. Maybe we could catch up with one of them at a little town.

Drove to the closest small town, but the visiting judge had just left. However, the city judge was hanging out next door at the coffee shop, so the clerk ran and got him. He was a nice old man and was happy to do it. They asked where our two witnesses were; we hadn't brought any. The judge said, well, we have two prisoners here in the city jail who aren't going anywhere, so we could get them. But just then the clerk stuck her head out the front door to see if she knew anyone passing by who could witness. A police car was driving by, so she waved them over and two cops came in to be our witnesses.

Then the nice old judge gave us a sappy speech and married us in city hall, with a giant freaking elk head staring at us from the wall. After it was over we had our honeymoon at Hastings and bought some video games. Still married 17 years later.
2014-03-29 01:17:08 PM  
1 vote:
Naked before God and the Universe for free, but you try to throw a party, it's gonna cost ya.
2014-03-29 12:54:21 PM  
1 vote:

GodlikeMole: Spent $35k on my wedding (a year ago tomorrow) at a historic hotel in Massachusetts. Money was tight for the year leading up to it, but it was one hell of a party (open bar of course).

It was worth it for us, but it's not for everyone.

*whip sfx*
2014-03-29 12:36:44 PM  
1 vote:
Why do people bother spending so much? They'll probably be in the 50 percent or whatever who get divorced anyway.

/eternally single
//blew over 30k on school which I guess isn't that much smarter...
2014-03-29 12:22:33 PM  
1 vote:
I got married last August. Total cost for everything was probably 18k. More expensive than it could have been, but it was a hell of a day.

People I know who went down to the courthouse or did something more low key often seem a little miffed about their wedding experience. It should be a farking big party, so throw a farking big party.

My two cents. I'm sure someone in this thread threw a massive shindig with only ten dollars and a bag of magic beans. They're like Jesus feeding five thousand people with a pair of fish, only with a six pack of Keystone Light and a Costco vegetable platter.
2014-03-29 09:59:20 AM  
1 vote:
You dads, just put that $30,000 in trust fund with an indexed mutual fund, and fix it to release to her at age 62. Retirement worries solved.

Say she's 22 when she gets married and you can get an 8% annual return (not an unreasonable target), she'd have over $650,000.

Maybe you can't retire on that then but it'll be a lot more useful than the big wedding she had with her first husband.
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