The average wedding in America costs over $30,000, which is kinda crazy when you think about it. In some parts of the country, that’s a down payment on a house or a sweet new car. Or a lifetime of repairs and maintenance for two 9th generation Toyota Corollas (they’re pretty much indestructible).
And while the curmudgeon in me wants to poo poo parties in general and spending money on stuff that doesn’t have a ready, practical and functional application, I can see why you would want to go all out when celebrating your wedding day.
You’re supposed to be head-over-heels with the love of your life. You’re supposed to be praising the universe for giving you someone you’re so overjoyed to be spending the rest of your life with that you want to share it with all of your friends and family members. It’s a celebration of love, which is what life is all about, isn’t it?