by An Ordinary Man (the novel)

CNNMoney reported today that the average wedding now costs $30,000.  How can one day cost so much outside of a cardiac ICU unit?  And what do most couples fight about? Money.  So let’s start our journey together by throwing away the price of a car, a significant portion of student loan debt, or a down-payment on a house because, goddammit, we have to put on a front.  Fools.  There’s no other word for it.  Agree to a $30,000 wedding and you are essentially agreeing to a divorce, unless one or both of you come from pretty serious money.  The only saving grace here is that this is the average, not the median, so a few mega-buck weddings skew the stats quite a bit.  But seriously, what couple couldn’t make better use of that money?