Written by Beardedbeard

Weddings have gotten out of control.  Does everyone out there know the average wedding these days is $20,000.00.  The stats geeks out there are going to say that part of that is the fact that really really expensive weddings move the mark more than really really cheap weddings but even given that all I can say is what the hell people.  The idea of a $20,000.00 wedding is even more frightening when you consider that only 82% of marriages make it to the fifth year and by year 15 the percentage of marriages still together drops to 52%.  The desire to have one’s wedding be memorable is understandable but this brings keeping up with the Joneses to a whole new level and a whole industry has grown up around telling people, brides mostly, that they need to have all of this junk at their wedding much of which is one time use and will be thrown away or stored in a closet as the very next day.  Rampant consumerism is a bad thing anyway but when most everything that is involved in the “big day” is disposable and made in China it goes from being a bad thing to an environmental and humanitarian disaster.