TO HAVE & TO HOLD
Last year I made a post on weddings, and decided to make another one to see if my views have changed from a year ago.
I saw a Youtube video yesterday (they deleted it today), showing a wedding cake with a price tag of $20 million. This got me surfing the web, and I found there are two bridal designers who will soon create a $12 million dollar dress, and found another site where this man spent $60 million on his daughter and her fiancée's wedding celebration.
I also checked out wedding prices for regular folk like you and me, and found they paid astronomical prices from $20,000 on UP!
I was always under the belief that when a couple planned a wedding, it was to please one another, and at the same time have family and friends share in this wedding ceremony, their vows for a lifetime commitment of a love for each other.
I believe the true meaning of a wedding has been lost, and has only become something of a "competing with the Joneses" type of event, and in doing so, money is of no object, and sadly, they'll spend many years of their lives trying to paying back what they spent on a wedding that most who attended were almost strangers. I feel these couples who spend so very much money on their wedding, are only showing off to their friends.
I find it sinfully obscene that many of the filthy rich people spend millions on their wedding. That $20 million dollar cake, and $12 million dollar wedding dress, and outrageously expensive diamond wedding rings, and $60 million dollar wedding ceremonies, could feed so many starving people in the world.
I find it sad that people who feel they must spend a lot of money on a wedding, don’t realize that it’s the simple things in life which bring such joy and happiness.
I don’t believe I’ll ever marry, but who knows. Should I ever accept a marriage proposal, this is what my wedding will cost:
Engagement ring: A simple His/Hers gold wedding band - $50.00
Wedding dress: $50.00 2nd hand.
Wedding Veil: $5.00 - I'll make my own.
Shoes: $20.00 at Payless
Nylons: $0 No nylons
Garter belt - $1.00 - I'll make my own.
Garden Wedding and Reception: $0 - I have an acre of paradise.
Bouquet of flowers: $10.00 - I'll make my own.
Limo: $0 - Some friend or relative can drive us around in his/her own car.
Photos $0 - My digital camera.
Guest List - Maybe 50 dear friends and relatives.
Invitations: $0 - I'll email them or make phone calls.
Wedding Cake: $25.00 - I took cake decorating classes once. I'll make my own.
Wedding Party Favors - $25.00 My girlfriends and I will make them. We're great at arts and crafts.
Food: $0 - Potluck - Close friends and relatives bring a dish.
Booze $0 - Bring your own.
Something borrowed: Condoms. $0
Something blue: Blue edible panties. $10.00
Something new: Bra. $20.00
Honeymoon - $100.00 - Camping and kissing at The Gila National Forest, all day and all night long! :o)
Grand Total: $316.00 FOR A LIFETIME OF LOVE AND DEVOTION.