Weddings are becoming more extravagant by the day. Did you have a lavish wedding

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (4 posts)
  1. profile image0
    L a d y f a c eposted 8 years ago

    Weddings are becoming more extravagant by the day. Did you have a lavish wedding?

    Was your wedding expensive and extravagant, or more modest?

  2. wychic profile image87
    wychicposted 8 years ago

    Definitely a fault, maybe, but much more my style than all the floofy dresses and flowers that are just going to wilt and be thrown away shortly afterward.

    My first wedding took place in the batch plant office of a concrete mixing company. The reception was an outdoor barbecue at a friend's house. My then-husband wore his work clothes, complete with the day's concrete dust caked all over them, and I wore blue jeans and a sweater.

    When I married my husband, we did a civil ceremony in a local lawyer's meeting room. This time we all wore clean clothes, and the witnesses even dressed up a bit. I wore black jeans and a nicer sweater. The reception took place at the local Chinese restaurant, followed by drinks at home with my cousins and new husband. One of these days we might have a more "wedding-esque" ceremony, but it's really hard to justify spending that kind of money when there is so much other stuff needing our finances.

  3. womenintouch profile image61
    womenintouchposted 8 years ago

    My wedding cost me a total of $3,500 including a sit down dinner, and all the trimmings. My dress was $600 I got for $199 and the alterations was $20 the veil was free made by a friend in the store the same veil ($180) The brides maids dresses were $70 and the Tux for my husband was free and his grooms men paid $90 plus shoes. All the other extras were inexpensive. it takes planning and buying leading up to the date. Don't spend tens of thousands on one day, you could use that money for a down payment on a house or future plans . I wish I show you my pics you would not believe I got all that for a little price. This also inludes the reception hall, and all the decorations at the Wedding the church added these for free.

  4. Loveslove profile image60
    Lovesloveposted 8 years ago

    Well,im a firm beleiver in ' you have the wedding you want if you can afford it ' When I married the first time it was in a church and the reception was in the ballroom of the hotel my parents worked in ,I dont remember having any part of the planning at all except to buy my veil and borrow my best friends dress. ....8 years down the line I remarried in a registry office and the reception was in a country pub we all had steak !! 21 years after that we had a marriage blessing in our local church which was also to celebrate our 50th birthdays,that was followed by a Barn Dance in the church hall......non of those do's were expensive by todays standards ..I am told the average wedding today costs £15,000 ...WELL,a year ago my daughter got married,in church with  a reception at a country manor ,all the fancy trimmings, a lavish affair indeed ,she had the best we could afford,paid for by us,the inlaws and the happy couple,I lost count of the cost after the open top rolls and the dress at £875 ....BUT I am pleased to say at the end of the day I still had a bank balance and didnt owe anyone any money...unlike my friend who is still paying for her daughters wedding 5 years down the line !!


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)