Death of the dream wedding

There are 3 comments on the Jun 10, 2009, Chicago Tribune story titled Death of the dream wedding. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Wedding dress. Budget. Venues. Budget. Invitations. Budget. Flowers. Budget. That's what's floating around in Amy Morse's mind these days, nine months into her engagement.

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Eleanor Hall

Chicago, IL

#1 Jun 21, 2009
Wedding costs have gotten out-of-bounds, and it is good to see a trend towards less expensive weddings. Ice sculptures? Puleese! The amount spent on the average wedding could be the downpayment for a home, and that would be a better way to spend the money, considering today's housing market-- lower prices, low interest rates, and a tax credit for first-time home buyers.

Chicago, IL

#2 Jun 22, 2009
I love how a $35,000 wedding means "she feels like she's making some sacrifices". wow that's really tightening the 'ol belt there. what is it with these uppity princesses inviting hundreds of people they don't know or care about to a Cinderella ball just because they're marrying some poor emasculated sap? guess what? NOBODY CARES. ever notice these self-absorbed twits always say 'my wedding''my day''my money'? I do understand feeling entitled after a tough life of spending daddy's money on Michigan Avenue and finding a guy with the biggest paycheck to marry. I blame every pathetic desperate guy who chooses to bow down and throw away thousands of dollars just to avoid an argument with 'the girl of his dreams'. Here's a thought, just throw a big party with 'your' money and marry a shower massage.
Mama Bear

Gilbert, AZ

#3 Jun 22, 2009
What world are these people living in?$35,000 weddings? Just gave my daughter a lovely church wedding for less than a tenth of that by lots of planning, shopping around for sales and deals, having friends and family help out with do-it-yourself skills, and limiting the guestlist to close friends and family (about 120 attended). Neither the couple or the parents went into debt, the wedding was beautiful, and I have only had one complaint from an aquaintance that was not invited, and since she was merely an aquaintance who until hearing about the wedding was not aware I had a daughter away at college, I really don't care.

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