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Agreed. Why spend 20K on a ring when you can put a downpayment on a house?
Quote from: ljg on May 25, 2007, 12:10:18 PMAwww, KeNo, I'm sorry....I hope it goes well for you!!Thanks, it's nothing dramatic though, just takes a while Oh, and I expect you to be saving your outlines for me
Awww, KeNo, I'm sorry....I hope it goes well for you!!
Okay, that is way too much money. You can have a nice wedding for about half of that price, even less, with some planning. I agree, its way too much money. I personally think if you are spending more than $10,000 you are spending too much. Your wedding is a special day, but you do not need to be going into debt over it. Save that money for a house or something. quote author=Paper Chaser link=topic=63292.msg2255056#msg2255056 date=1180396160]The average amount of mony being spent on a wedding today is 27,000. I know people at my job who slave away just so they can spend that amount on the wedding, and they do not make enough to reasonably do that. Average savings for Americans is at an all-time low. The last thing people need to be thinking about is blowing 20k on a shiny rock. How many average middle class americans can afford to spend 20k on a ring when most of them complain about the price of gas everyday?
I think it's silly to say what is and is not too expensive. It's all relative. If you can easily spend 30k on a wedding, why not? It can be easier for one person to spend 30k on a wedding than it is for another person to spend 5k. The dollar figure is meaningless.
I think the problem is people get way too caught up in flashy, fancy weddings, and whats "easily" spent is immaterial - you've got a guy willing to go way out on a limb to show his girl he'll do anything, and you've got a woman desperate to show how "together" her life is - bang, 30k on a wedding when they make 50k/yr together. I've seen it. Personally I made money on my wedding (love asians giving money rather than useless gifts) but I think we spent about 15k. Even that was too much imo.Quote from: euphrasie on May 29, 2007, 09:41:46 PMI think it's silly to say what is and is not too expensive. It's all relative. If you can easily spend 30k on a wedding, why not? It can be easier for one person to spend 30k on a wedding than it is for another person to spend 5k. The dollar figure is meaningless.