There Is Something Really Wrong With That Amount Of Money Being Spent !!

@LeaPea2417 (20367)
Toccoa, Georgia
February 3, 2017 5:54pm CST
I was driving along today doing some errands and I had the Atlanta Georgia news going in my automobile. The top of the hour news came on and I just got really floored by one of the topics. The News Girl said that last year in 2016, the average amount of money young couples spend on weddings in Atlanta (and that may include the State of Georgia), was $35,000 dollars! And it was around $40,000 in New York! I thought, "what a waste of money on weddings when half of those marriages will end in divorce"! It is like really throwing money away that could be spent on feeding the hungry. I am of the firm belief that marriage ceremonies should be kept small. Yes, a couple can spend some, but don't go overboard. Keep it simple. My husband and I eloped and we are still married 29 years later. It disgusts me to hear of these celebrities who spend millions on weddings and a few years later, they end up in divorce court. One prime example is Tori Spelling. I remember over a decade ago, hearing how she had wed for the first time and since her Show Producer Father was a multi millionaire, the wedding cost over a million dollars. Well , that first marriage ended shortly thereafter when Tori Spelling ended up having an affair. It sickening how much money was thrown down the drain!
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• United States
4 Feb 17
Weddings have gotten crazy these past years and so extravagant. All that money would make a great down payment on a house
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@Namelesss (1374)
• United States
4 Feb 17
If they have it to throw around like that I reckon they can but it shows that promote excessive spending that puts those unrealistic dreams in people's heads. I'm with YOU, most of that money is just going down the drain. Ridiculous!
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@LeaPea2417 (20367)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Feb 17
So much of that money could be spent on helping the destitute here and around the world.
• United States
4 Feb 17
@LeaPea2417 why??? It isn't their responsibility to do that?
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@Namelesss (1374)
• United States
4 Feb 17
@AbbyGreenhill You have a good point. It isn't their responsibility looking at it like that but making the world a better place is everyone's responsibility. One person has money to help do that, another has time, another has creativity. It's putting it all together that brings all of society forward and upward. But true, no one is obligated.
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@Kandae11 (36855)
4 Feb 17
I suppose some like to make a big splash because their expectation is that it will last forever.
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• United States
4 Feb 17
@Kandae11 - I think any bride would love a big fancy wedding - not thinking much beyond the wedding. Real life happens later and that's when things fall apart.
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@zarlamain (24525)
• United States
4 Feb 17
Celebrities started the expensive wedding trend and then people who could afford to follow it spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on their weddings. Like you stated, half of them did end in divorce.
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• United States
4 Feb 17
We eloped but not for money reasons.
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@josie_ (7348)
• Philippines
4 Feb 17
The American novelist Scott Fitzgerald allegedly said "The rich are different from you and me, they have more money".And the rich believe that "if you have it, flaunt it." This in a world of so much poverty can be sickening.
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@Platespinner (16492)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
4 Feb 17
I believe the average cost was around 5,000 when my husband and I got married...I think all told we spent less than $500.
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