I saw this yesterday and shook my head in disbelief (source).
Every bride-to-be wants a day to remember, but I have to ask if this is a legitimate report about someone who has no sense of monetary value, or a wind up for attention press.
Ten thousand pounds could pay for an entire wedding, but obviously exotic surroundings and ‘appearances’ count more than the importance of the ceremony itself as a couple commit themselves to each other for life.
Call me old fashioned, and even as a divorcee on her second marriage, I took my vows very seriously and our wedding day in 1991 was for us, not the world or our relatives to awe at.
Ten thousand pounds per person, and the bride is upset that her sibling simply cannot afford it for herself, let alone her partner and child.
Ten thousand pounds to attend a wedding that seems to lack common sense and practicality for guests, even if there was possibly a short holiday at the same time.
Ten thousand pounds is more than some people earn in a year.
Then you have the parents offering to pay!
Nice thought, and they obviously haven’t got money problems and their other daughter is marrying into money anyway. Talk about how the other half live.
It’s unreal, it’s selfish and it’s cruel, and emphasises that there are many who have no idea about money, assume they can have everything they want, when they want it and where, and that everyone they know can afford to watch.
Of course have a wonderful wedding in paradise if that’s what you want and cost is not an issue. A private affair with a select few who can afford to attend without hardship, and then have a fantastic celebration party for all your friends and family when you get back.
As an aside:
My niece had an exotic wedding attended by both sets of parents and a few friends.
It lasted less than a year, but wow, my sister got to swim with dolphins and at least she didn’t have to foot the bill.
I’m with the sister on this, and the purchase of a house is more practical than someone’s Big Day. Just think of the waste of all those tens of thousands of pounds that lined someone else’s pocket if this one went belly up. No refunds obviously and the credit companies are increasing their shares dividends.