On your wedding? According to a new study, the average ( note AVERAGE) wedding now costs around $28 thousand dollars. For one day....for just one part of a day...for one part of one day that honestly goes by soooooo fast that you hardly recall all of it later.
True, I didn't spend that much on mine ( ok, mom and dad didn't spend that much!) and frankly, even if they could have....why??? Its one day. Yes, it is a celebration! It is a special day! Yes you do want your friends and family there with you for the day....but I also think that it does get out of hand. My wedding was simple, ceremony and reception at the same place ( one of those wedding factory type places) but it still worked. I still had fun....felt like a princess....and we were married!
Have I been lucky enough to attend a wedding that definately cost more around the new "average"....yes I have. It was amazing and incredible to attend...like being in a movie. Did it change the couples married life? Nope. They are still together and happy. Just like other couples too.
I have also been on weddings that were put together with a small budget, and really, those have been just as memorable.
I don't really think its the amount of money spent on the wedding, its about two people coming together in front of friends and family to celebrate starting a life together. The wedding itself is just one day...the first day...of the rest of your lives together.
Doesn't matter to me if its a fancy day...or just a great day!