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View Poll Results: Two Choices; $30K wedding or invest that money instead
Spend the $30K on the nice wedding, tomorrow is not guaranted 14 25.93%
Invest the $30K in the stock market and use it 30 years from now 40 74.07%
Voters: 54. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-06-2018, 10:49 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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My wife and I got married at City Hall with immediate family in attendance. Then we had a small reception at a bar that we rented out with a four hour open bar and appetizers. About 40 people. Total was $4,000.

But, we did go on an amazing honeymoon. First class all the way that cost $20,000. So, yea... 😀
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:30 PM
 
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I wonder whether the statement that the cost of an average wedding is $30k is actually misleading people. If we look at the difference between the average wealth of Americans and the median wealth (50% of people have more and 50% have less) then we find that the average is $403974 and the median just $61667 (Credit Suisse: Global Wealth Report 2018). So the average is 6 to 7 times larger than the typical. If we assume the same relationship for wedding expenditure then we have a typical cost of $4 to $5k.

I will confess that we recently paid for one wedding. We put up about $10k. We had over 200 guests. It was held in a hall in a very small town and many commented that it was the most enjoyable wedding celebration they had attended. So fancy and $$$ does not equal better or more memorable. We then had additional funds available which we were able to give as a substantial wedding gift and they used as a house deposit.
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I have never liked being the center of attention, and both my weddings have been at City Hall. If it is important to someone, and they, or daddy, can afford it, so be it.
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:00 PM
 
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Pretty...but they look like glass or paste and are vastly overpriced ..I think you could do better. I wouldn't want my wedding ring to look like costume jewelry.
A rose cut diamond would only look like "glass" to people who don't know about historical cuts, or people who aren't aware that the rose cut has become a cutting edge design in modern jewelry (pun intended).

https://www.estatediamondjewelry.com/rose-cut-diamond/

I'm not sure why you think they are vastly overpriced. Have you kept up with the price of diamonds?

If you want to say that diamonds in general are vastly overpriced, I'd agree. But to say a diamond is overpriced because it's a rose cut? Nope.
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