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July 24, 2008

Listening to the radio this morning and apparently the average cost of a wedding these days is twenty thousand pounds.

We’ve done pretty well then considering we’re a lot less than that. Especially considering the venue we chose.

Friends of mine split up in January after only three married years together and a wedding that cost 24k!

Apparently people called in moaning about how it was a ridiculous amount of money to spend on one day and how ‘when I got married 4 and a half million years ago it only cost £60’

(yes that’s a direct quote from the show – she was a dinosaur  😉   )

First Girl said to me at work today … … …

‘… ah you and BN are getting married ‘cos you love each other so much…’

*Note: I can’t remember the conversation we were having but it was in context with what we were talking about – she doesn’t just randomly come out with sentences about me and BN getting married 😆

Me: Noooo…. I’m getting married to get married…. I let him impregnate me. *That* was the love bit… this is just about the dress.

And maybe the posh meal.

BN laughed: ‘Yeah – the kids – that’s the love bit. The wedding is more on the initial outlay – and there’s a hell of a lot more planning involved … but there’s gotta be love for the kids.’


Or we’d cry forever when we realised there’s no way to divorce them 😆

What about you?

Wedding: a massive declaration of love or a day in a posh frock?

5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 25, 2008 12:19 pm

    How about a fiddle to get health insurance and an easy entry into a new country?

    We were going to wait (we’d only been engaged two months) but then realised that it’d make life easier when we went out to Brasil, so did it before we went.

    If we hadn’t we’d probably still be trying to decide which country to get married in now!

  2. July 26, 2008 5:11 pm

    Mainly the huge declaration of love in front of all our friends and family, but I did love having the big white (well ivory) dress, every girl’s dream (apparently!)

  3. July 26, 2008 11:03 pm

    I’m not pro-marriage so Wil keeps asking but I keep refusing. When people ask if we are married we usually just so ‘no, but we have a mortgage’.

  4. July 26, 2008 11:28 pm

    lol – that’s exactly what we said!

    No we’re not married but here’s two sprogs and we own a house..!

    Surprising how many people laugh when they’re not sure if you’re serious though 🙂

  5. Suburban Mum permalink
    July 27, 2008 10:41 am

    I’ve done it twice. Both times it was just for the cake and the great holiday.

    (If SH reads this, I’M JOKING. Maybe.)

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