The most expensive weddings
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Posted 7/10/12
Charles and Diana's wedding still holds the record for priciest ever, costing $110 million. The runner-up was an Indian couple who spent $1.5 million in 2004 -- and that was just for the wine.


http://news.yahoo.com/who-knew/most-expensive-weddings-which-non-royals-spent-more-on-their-wedding-than-william-and-kate-29905911.html


There a video in the link that tell you more about this and other expensive weddings if you like to see it.


What your thoughts on expensive weddings? What other weddings do you know of that was way to much money? How much would you spend on a wedding?
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Posted 7/10/12
the price is worth it because its something your going to look back at and remember for the rest of your life. you want to look back the photos/videos and say "wow thats was the best wedding EVER!!!!" . Just my imo, because the more money you put into it the more potential the wedding has to be real good.
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I think there is a reasonable amount to spend on a wedding. For instance 50,000 dollars on just flowers is a bit much and other things like are a little extreme in my opinion. Flowers do add to the elegance of weddings for sure but I think you dont need to put that much into them. Then again the number of people that attend the wedding make up for the price too lol just as long as the couple who are getting married are having the time of their life and see nothing wrong with the wedding.....who cares
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Planning and having a wedding was an interesting experience, and while wonderful in a way, it's hopefully something I'll never have to do more than once in my lifetime. My own personal thought is that an expensive wedding is an unnecessary extravagance, though I realize that it can be an intensely personal experience, and others likely won't feel that way. A lot of the money spent on weddings might be better spent on the down payment for a house or something like that (or diapers, daycare, or whatever...).

The wedding industry seems to be a world of its own, and anything you buy, if it's for a wedding, will be marked up like crazy-- and people will willingly shell out for it all anyway. Adding everything up, my own wedding probably cost about US$25,000 for just under 100 guests, with a very large chunk of that being the just wedding rings (my wife's in particular-- my ring was not even 10% the cost of hers!). The next largest expenses were the catering and the honeymoon in that order. Photography and video was probably the #4 highest expense. At our age, we really weren't interested in a big flashy show. What's important in a wedding is everyday in our life together after that as a couple and a family. At the same time, we wanted to honor our guests (after all, the wedding event is in many ways more for them than for us), and so we chose to splurge somewhat on the food. Besides that, we had the wedding at my wife's church, for which venue rental was something like $100, and came with tables and chairs, as well a lot of her friends and church members volunteering this and that. No limo. No bridemaids or groomsmen. My wife actually baked the wedding cake we cut, and made her own bouquet. The sheet cake was from Safeway (the grocery store-- they're really not bad at all!). No wedding planner (though in retrospect, it might have saved me a lot of stress if I had had one. I ended up being the default wedding planner and go-to guy when something couldn't be found or wasn't working. It was surprising how much goes on even for a "simple" wedding.). While it wasn't necessary at all, both sets of parents contributed some funds to the wedding, and when combined with wedding gifts (it's not uncommon for money to be given as gifts in Asian weddings instead of commodities), we joke that might well have broken even or even made a little money on our wedding!
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Posted 7/10/12
oh wow $1.5 million just for the wine that to me is over doing it for a wedding I like to have a nice wedding but nothing to expensive something small not over the top wedding and something where everyone can enjoy it
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20 / F / Portland
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Posted 7/10/12
daaaamn man

well if you want to shell out a bunch of money for your wedding then that's your decision. it's a big deal for a lot of people. i spend my money on stuff a lot of people would probably think is dumb, but i don't so whatever. it's my money and i get to do what i want with it, so should they
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25 / M / Nova Scotia, Canada
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Posted 7/10/12
I would pay nothing. If weddings are that expensive, I simply won't get married. Common-law coupling for the win?
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23 / F / naruto world
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Posted 7/10/12
that is way to much for any wedding imo if have a wedding make it happy one and not that expensive why go all out like that could use the money for better use like things you need or to save up for a home Also could use it for a nice honeymoon trip
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Posted 7/10/12
I think having to spend over $5,000 is to much for a wedding if you can spend less then that then thats fine having to spend $1.5 million just for wine is a bit crazy. imo i say a nice small wedding is just fine for me nothing over $1,000
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26 / F / New Zealand
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Posted 7/10/12
What a freaking waste of money.
Posted 7/10/12
All so someone's asshole friends can be impressed.
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