Saturday, February 16, 2013

It is Almost Not Worth It (Almost)

First, let me extend my best wishes to Brittany Sajbel on her impending nuptials next month.

Next, let me tell her she is probably not done discovering "The Hidden Costs of Marriage." She has identified the costs of:
  • Attending tastings
  • Postage
  • Undergarments (!)
  • Makeup and hair run-throughs
  • Attendant gifts, parent gifts, groom gifts, and welcome bags 
  • Services, gratuities, and tax. 

But the wedding is not for another month. One thing is certain though - there will be more. Some costs are still hidden. Kinda makes one want to reconsider eloping.

1 comment:

  1. I think that weddings are extremely inflated. There is no reason to charge such outrageous prices. But I guess that is just business. I feel that sometimes Americans live beyond their means and that is also evident in Weddings. I feel that sometimes the wedding turns into a competition amongst women. A wedding is suppose to be a special moment shared with loved ones, not a show.
    "Heather Strickland fashioned her bridal bouquet from wholesaled pink roses. Ashley Butler and Kevin Cohea catered their own cheese and veggie plates for their wedding reception — with the help of Sam's Club. And Tina Czech is planning her big day for the holidays, when her local church already will be outfitted with glittering trees and more than 300 poinsettias.

    Whether out of propriety or necessity, weddings are being tweaked — if not turned upside down — by the recession."