Wedding costs ?

@blilley7 (196)
United States
November 15, 2006 6:15pm CST
How much do you expect to spend on your wedding ? Or how much did you spend ? I just heard that Tom Cruise will be spending 9 MILLION. oof.
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@xtinelee (3379)
• Singapore
16 Nov 06
In terms of USD, I think probably 10k? Marriage is an expensive affair..
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@xbrendax (2668)
• United States
16 Nov 06
It is very over rated!!!!
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@blilley7 (196)
• United States
16 Nov 06
Marraige is expensive because there's a pressure to feel it must be done a certain way - why it is, I don't know. I do know that the expense is a good reason for many an elopement.
@mandakat (879)
• Canada
14 Dec 06
I'm hoping to keep it under 10 grand (as under as possible). I'm doing most of it myself to help cut down, and we're having only about 50 people, few if any flowers, etc. But, reception halls and caterers and the photographer is an area we haven't looked into yet (over the holidays we're going to) SO... I have no idea what the number will be.
@blilley7 (196)
• United States
16 Dec 06
Congratulations on your engagement ! Some families feel the need for catering, etc., yet with only 50 people, perhaps someone's larger home, or a fireman's grounds...and the suggestion from above for disposble cameras on each table. Good luck with everything. :)
@feralwoman (2199)
• Australia
9 Dec 06
When hubby & I got married in 1985 (such a long time ago) we had GBP 500 and we had to budget for everything out of that. I think people are now thinking more of the wedding day than their future lives together. Best not to spend an awful amount of money on the wedding - after all, who wants to start married life in debt?
@blilley7 (196)
• United States
11 Dec 06
Congratulations on 21 years ! :) Yes, many people think of the 'hype' of 'getting married' rather than the actual marraige....and end up spending more than they should. Some feel that it's 'their day', and so are willing to overspend. But really, most things have overinflated prices. And happiness should be free. :)
@hitesh369 (534)
• India
16 Nov 06
i spend almost 1000$ for my marriage. thts possible abt tom cruise, he is big hero.
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@blilley7 (196)
• United States
20 Nov 06
$1,000 seems to be the number. :) I'm not sure about an actor being a 'hero', but he certainly has (had) that kind of money....and I'm happy for him, yet wonder about the amount. Though I know we all have our dreams.....
@ambkeb (782)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I am getting married in April. And so far we havent even spent 1,000$. We are doing an outside wedding by a friends church(incase it rains) I got my dress on Ebay for 75$ We have just about everythnig else except the tuxes and brides maids dresses. But it is getting to be about porm season so we have been looking!!
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@blilley7 (196)
• United States
20 Nov 06
Good luck and congratulations ! I think most people have a simpler styled marraige. The celebration with friends and family is most important, but sometimes - either because of money or other unrelated pressures - many others will elope and then have a reception or just a small get together later.
@tareqfayyad (1675)
• United States
16 Nov 06
i think this is not wedding ... this is investment "business for media"..i think the value of wedding be how it cost?..wedding is expressing about happinees and pleasure... anyway happy wedding to every one and to "Tom Cruise" ..bye
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@blilley7 (196)
• United States
16 Nov 06
You could be right. But investing 9 million would be expecting a lot more in returns. And I agree that a wedding should be much more than just an investment.
@ChewySpree (1834)
• United States
16 Nov 06
Gah. I can't even imagine a $9 million wedding. What a shame, because that money could do so much good in the world. My husband and I eloped and we spent about $350 total on the whole ceremony (including my dress, which I got new from eBay).
@blilley7 (196)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I try to imagine, but it's so difficult. :) Was cost the main reason you eloped or was it because it just seemed easier ? Or another different reason ?
@kevindb (274)
• United States
16 Nov 06
We eloped. It was less than 100 dollars
@blilley7 (196)
• United States
16 Nov 06
Many go that route - my brother did, so did my father with his third marraige (that has lasted close to 20 years). Was cost one of the reasons for you ?
@zuri25 (2127)
• United States
16 Nov 06
Natural Love - natural love
I don't plan on spending an obsene amount of money on my wedding. Certainly not nearly as much as Tom and Katie. But, then again if I were rich like them I might have a different answer lol. I'm a rather simple girl and don't need a lot of pomp and circumstance. The biggest thing about having a wedding in my eyes (besides the actual getting married) is having my friends and family (a lot of them!) celebrate a momentous occasion in my life with me and my husband-to-be.
@blilley7 (196)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I agree with you - to have those you love share the occassion as they share your life is better - and to me, even a potluck dinner so all can also contribute without feeling pressured to buy a gift would be fine. Way too much is spent on trivial stuff. Sure, if I were richer monetarily, I also may have a different answer, but I don't really think so. :)
@xbrendax (2668)
• United States
16 Nov 06
The rich make me want to puke! All that money wasted on something that won't last! What he should do is spend what it costs for a marriage license and send the rest overseas to feed the millions of starving people! 9 million on a stupid wedding! Both of them should be horse whipped!!!!!!!!!!
@blilley7 (196)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I also agree that the money would be better spent elsewhere. 9 million could feed a lot of hungry people, clothe many that are cold, help many that have nothing.
@slctalbot (286)
• United States
16 Nov 06
My parents spent about $20,000 on my reception. We didn't have a traditionally church wedding because we are LDS. I had a dress and everything thought.
@blilley7 (196)
• United States
16 Nov 06
You're lucky for parents willing to give so freely. As a Latter Day Saint, what was the wedding like ? Or the ceremony ?
@tibido (4081)
• Italy
16 Nov 06
i don't know
@blilley7 (196)
• United States
16 Nov 06
You don't know because you aren't married and have no expectations of what it will cost ? Or is it because you didn't ask how much your marraige cost ?