It was widely reported yesterday that significant numbers of Australian weddings now cost an average of $50,000. The ABC's version is filed in their Global Financial Crisis section which seems about right, considering that they don't seem to have a Globular Meringue Dress Costing $6000 Crisis section. And also considering that this kind of dashing, heroic, devil-may-care, no-thought-of-personal-safety spending is what's going to save all of us from economic ruin, if anything is. Oh, hang on a sec - isn't it the getting into stupid, worthless debt thing what set all this going in the first place?
Even though the 'data' derives from an online poll carried out by a bridal magazine, which presumably has advertisers to whom it wants to sell the prospect of reaching a cashed-up and, frankly, heavily suggestible readership, I don't actually doubt that quite a few weddings do indeed cost about this much money. Which is sick.
On the domestic wedding front, perhaps you might like to see the invitations we made.
Geez I've gotten good value out of that book of dressed up kitty photos; thanks Zoe.