First and foremost, I’m not quite sure when wedding season is because it seems as though there are always weddings going on. I am also pretty sure that when you turn 26 there is a hormone released that makes you feel as though you’re supposed to get married. Maybe because I went through puberty at 17 I’m behind the times and that is the reason the itch won’t hit me until at least 30. It was also revealed to me recently that my mother “cannot picture me in a wedding dress”. She told me not to take it personally, but I’m not quite sure how to take it. She said she can picture me eloping, pocketing the dough that would be used for a wedding, and then having a bar crawl in celebration of my union. Thanks mom!
My boyfriend also recently lamented, “yeah, you’re not much of a dress person”. When I checked in on fellow T-shirt and jeans gals in the media (Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson) I realized they too are all ringless, but I’m not making the connection because people like Khloe Kardashian get married. Enough about me, back to the topic at hand; wedding season.
Although I’ve been in 5 weddings in my life so far and I am bound to be in at least 5 more in the next 5 years I have no idea what weddings actually cost. Makes sense since I was recently accused of “never looking at the prices on menus”. I’d rather just not know?? So yeah, NO IDEA what things cost because currently anything over a couple hundred bucks is out of my price range. According to research I found out that in the United States the average couple spends between $15,299 and $25,498 on their wedding. Not bad I think to myself until I find out that in Fairfield County, where I’m from, the “average” couple spends $74,810 and $124,683. I hope you just shit a chicken. My mom should be thanking her lucky stars she can’t picture me in a wedding dress because I just boosted her retirement plan! Wedding dresses are costing about $5K so in a CT wedding that leaves about $70-80K unaccounted for. Oh wait, maybe it’s the $20,000 spent on food/venue, $1,000 spent on cake or $11,000 spent on a tent?? Please refer to http://www.costofwedding.com, very informative!
I’ll tell you what I remember about the two most recent weddings I was at. At my best friends wedding, I remember the first dance and the bridal party gathering around in a big circle jumping up and down laughing and singing. I also remember watching them walk down the aisle hand in hand with their pups as if they were the only people that existed.
At my cousins wedding I remember thinking about how my late and great Nana would have hated standing in the sand for the ceremony and how she would have probably stood on the boardwalk with the other old people but I know I would have gotten her on the dance floor. The highlight was when Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.” came on. Gotta love that girl for her pep.
What is the point of this post? What is the point of any of my posts? Just wanted to get across that although I get sick at the thought of how much weddings are costing these days, I’m a total sucker for them and cried during the last episode of the Office. That Chris Brown song legit gives me goosebumps. SO SUE ME!