June is almost upon us and when you think of June, most women think of the June wedding. Most weddings are planned for June. When I was married 40 years ago, my wedding probably cost less than $300.00. My 3-tier wedding cake cost $50.00 and was made in our local bakery. My mom made my short length dress, the flowers for me and the wedding party, and it cost $25.00. When my daughter was married almost 3 years ago she and her boyfriend paid for the beautiful church wedding for $3,000. Our family helped her cook and serve a full turkey dinner for the reception it was such a beautiful day.
Today I read that a wedding cost anywhere from $10,000, to hundreds of thousands of dollars. That’s all fine and dandy, but today, with the rise in the rate of divorce, I’d be a little leery.
I was reading up on some of the celebrity weddings and all I can say is, wow! A million dollars for a wedding? It makes my head swim. And how many of these marriages last? Here a list of some celebrity weddings that I read up on. Let’s see how many of them are still married.
Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes
This couple was married in Lake Braccicino, Italy, in the 15th century Odescalchi Castle. The wedding party was dressed in Armani. 150 guests attended the wedding, some of the notable guests included: Will Smith, his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez, and her husband, Marc Anthony. They are now divorced.
Josh Duhamel/ Fergie
Another million dollar wedding, some of the guests included Kid Rock, Wil.I.Am, and Slash. They are still married.
Prince William/Princess Catherine
A very Royal Wedding (pun intended). They arrived at the church in a horse-drawn carriage with over 1,900 people in attendance. Some of the guest included Elton John and Guy Ritchie. They are still married.
Katy Perry/Russell Brand
They had a traditional Indian wedding complete with safaris and performances by Indian musicians and dancers. This marriage lasted 14 months.
Brad Pitt/Jennifer Aniston
A million dollar fairy-tale wedding, some of the decorations included candles, lanterns, and 50,000 flowers. They had a 40-piece gospel choir sing as she walked down the aisle. There was even a 13 minute firework show after the ceremony. They are now divorced.
Kim Kardashian/Kris Humphries
Over 450 guests attended this farce. Kim had not one, but 3 different dresses. One dress she wore during the wedding was a white, strapless princess style dress, with a diamond headpiece. Later, during the reception, she wore two different dresses. Celebrity chef, Wolfgang Puck, fed the guests. This marriage lasted 72 days. What a waste!
When I think of that last wedding, I cringe. Do you think she realizes what she could have done with the million dollars had she not blown it on this farce of a wedding? I can see wanting a big wedding for your first marriage, but why do some people think they have to have a big fancy wedding EVERY TIME they get married? Some do, I bet the guests get tired of buying gifts for every wedding.
I really think you can have an elegant wedding without going overboard; you can buy a beautiful dress without breaking the bank. Some girls don’t care about the cost, I feel sorry for their parents. I’m proud my daughter did her own wedding; she worked on it for a year, buying things here and there every week. I think that is the best way to do it. For those of the readers getting married, good luck. I pray you find a world of happiness. Oh, there will be bumps along the road, but stop and try to work it out. This all coming from a woman who has been married 40 years.