Originally Posted by thisfits
The people saying have a small simple wedding are, frankly, naive. EVERYONE says that, especially after seeing the $28,000 average cost of a wedding.
As I, one of the first to respond in this thread, have already indicated: I have already been through all of this. I know firsthand how things can get out of control. Just because the average cost of a wedding is $28,000 doesn't mean you have to spend even close to that. (In fact, I'd love to know where you got that figure.)
My wedding was a fraction of that. We had a lovely time without alcohol (it was in the middle of the day). We didn't feel the need to spend $9,000 on flowers that would be tossed within 24 hours. There was no $12,000 catoring job. No $6,000 photographer showed up. Everybody saw a lovely ceremony, ate well, and visited for hours. There was lots of laughter and tons of memorable pictures.
Quite frankly, I'd say that anybody who says a wedding must
cost anywhere close to $28,000 has been sucked in by magazines and Oxygen network.