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« on: March 12, 2013, 01:47:23 pm »

I remember CNN doing a report on this in 2007...

http://money.msn.com/frugal-living/post.aspx?post=2c6366b6-bc12-455b-99cd-bf096593f2ae
3/12/13
That's a 5.2% price hike over last year, which may mean increased confidence in the economy. But do we need to spend so much?

It doesn't have to cost a lot to get married, but we sure do like spending money on weddings.

According to TheKnot.com's annual "Real Weddings Study," the average couple spent $28,427 to get hitched in 2012.

This amount does not include the cost of a honeymoon, by the way.

That's a 5.2% increase from the previous year, which isn't surprising: The cost of just about everything has gone up.

But site co-founder Carley Roney thinks there's another reason.

"Couples are increasingly less concerned with the economy and are comfortable investing more than ever in the once-in-a-lifetime experience of planning their wedding and making it a fabulous experience for their guests," Roney said in a press release that accompanied the study results.

The study also notes that the average wedding budget did not increase between 2008 and 2010. Anybody but me remember what was happening during those years? And what's still happening to plenty of Americans?

Some startling numbers
A site called The Wedding Report came up with a slightly lower figure: $25,656 excluding honeymoon, an increase of less than 1% over its previous year's amount. However, that site surveyed only 5,650 women versus TheKnot.com's more than 17,500 brides.

I suppose I should be delighted that consumer confidence may be on the rise. However, I think that spending so much could smack of overconfidence -- the feeling that things will always go your way.
 
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2013, 01:49:14 pm »

Psa 2:1  Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
Psa 2:2  The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
Psa 2:3  Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us
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Psa 2:4  He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
Psa 2:5  Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.


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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2014, 06:03:25 pm »

Video: Attending a Wedding? Open That Wallet
http://msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=1&from=en-us_msnhp#/video/a4ff1e4c-d1c8-622b-1ea8-a15db63cabc1
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2015, 08:10:44 pm »

https://www.yahoo.com/style/everything-you-need-to-know-about-weddings-in-2015-113538597433.html
Everything You Need to Know About Weddings in 2015
3/13/15

It’s been said that you have to look to the past to see the future, so for weddings in 2015, it’s all about 2014. The Knot released its eighth annual survey of 16,000 brides and grooms to discover spending habits of the newly betrothed in order to inform the engaged of what to expect. “While wedding budgets continue to rise, with the national average at $31,213, guest lists are shrinking. The average wedding now has 136 guests, down from 149 in 2009,” said Rebecca Dolgin, editor in chief of The Knot. “Couples are focusing on creating an amazing guest experience and reception details, including finding unique venues to reflect their personality. Perhaps the biggest change we’ve seen is in the amount of brides using their mobile phone to plan their wedding—it has doubled in just three years.”

Here’s everything you need to know about weddings for the next year, from color schemes to location cost.

Everything You Need to Know About Weddings in 2015
Getting married this year? Expect to spend about $31,213 — and that’s not even including the honeymoon. The survey also found that soon-to-betrothed individuals spent more in 2014 on their reception as opposed to the ceremony, doling out the dough on catering, musicians, and cake. Even though many couples set budgets, almost half of them couldn’t stick with it. While conventions say that the father of the bride pay for the big day, but typically they actually only contribute 43 percent, the bride and groom spend the same percentage, and the groom’s parents 12 percent. Interestingly, only 12 percent of couples pay for it entirely on their own.

The United States average, according to the latest U.S. Census Data, is 27 for women and 29 for men. Americans in general are getting married later in life and this survey proves it.

Prepare to tap four to five of your nearest and dearest BFFs to stand by your side at the alter and force into some ugly dresses that make them look less pretty than you do.

Just as the average wedding has 4 to 5 bridesmaids, there are the same amount of groomsmen to match.

Break away from white and try one of these trendy colors.

Dark blue is the most popular of them all. Since 2008, when only 10 percent of respondents incorporated the color into their theme, the number has grown to 24 in the latest round of results.

The most popular time for loved ones to get down on one knee and ask, ‘Will you marry me?’ is December. Why? Perhaps because the time of year is holly and jolly. Also the end of year has people reevaluating their priorities and looking ahead to the next 12 months.

Engaged in with winter, married by summer (or fall). June and October are the most popular months with warm weather and beautiful foliage making settings just that much more special.

As much as they’re an investment for the guests, destination weddings are super popular with 24 percent of weddings being a train, plane, or car away.

If you’re inviting guests to a destination weddings, it’s not likely that 136 guests will show up, but that’s the average number across the board.

Most expensive place to get married? Manhattan. The Palace ain’t come cheap.

The least expensive state to tie the knot is Utah with couples spending about $15,257

And most importantly, women spend about $1,357 on their dress. Gowns come in all shapes, sizes, and prices. Brides in Manhattan and Long Island spend the most on their dresses ($2,914 and $2,137, respectively), while Idaho and Alaska brides spend the least ($982 and $925, respectively).

Moral of the story: Have a trendy destination wedding in the midwest.
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2015, 09:59:19 pm »

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-average-cost-of-a-wedding-is-now-more-than--30-000-194926004.html#
6/21/15
How much would you spend on your wedding?

With wedding season in full swing, couples everywhere are planning their big day. It’s about love, commitment, family… and, of course, spending an ungodly amount of money on the hall, the flowers and grilled rack of lamb for your 150 guests.

According to The Knot, which surveyed 16,000 brides and grooms who got married in 2014, couples spent an average of $31,213 on their nuptials last year –up from $29,858 in 2013 and an all-time high.

Couples tended to spend more on their reception and less on the ceremony itself. The largest chunk of the budget – an average of $14,006 – was spent on the venue, which includes the cost of catering, musicians and cake. Per-person catering costs rose from $66 in 2013 to $68 last year.

The Knot found that 45% of couples went over their budget in 2014 and 23% of couples didn’t even have one. Almost half of the couples that we spoke with who had budgets spent more than they initially wanted to.

Yahoo Finance hit the streets of New York City recently to ask real couples how much they spent on their big day.

Every couple we spoke with said they spent more on their reception than the ceremony. “I think the food was a very important part of it. We wanted our guests to feel like they were leaving satisfied,” said Barbara and Brian Ching, who got married two years ago.

At least according to those surveyed by The Knot, only 12% of couples really have to worry about paying for the wedding entirely themselves. The bride’s parents contributed 43% and the groom’s parents contributed 12% toward the overall cost of a wedding.

Jackie and Stan Oratz said that although they had a budget that was kept for their own wedding 54 years ago, they didn’t impose any financial restrictions on their children when it was their turn. “We have two children who are married. Both times we paid for a major portion of the wedding,” Jackie said.

Not all that surprising, Manhattan is the most expensive place to get hitched. On average couples there spent $76,328 in 2014. “That’s the college tuition for our future child, or at-least part of it”, Barbara Ching said when she heard the number. Runner-up on the list was Long Island, New York, with an average wedding cost of $55,327.

On the other side of the spectrum Utah is the least expensive place to get married, averaging $15,257.

Melissa and Ken Weikel have no regrets with the modest amount they shelled out for their wedding. “I’m not sure given the exact same financial abilities that we had would we have done it any differently. Would it have been more fun to have dancing and all of that? Yes. But [like he said] a marriage is what’s most important, not a wedding. A wedding is one day, a marriage is a lifetime,” Melissa said.
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