According to costofwedding.com (http://www.costofwedding.com/):
“On average, US couples spend $26,542 for their wedding. However, the majority of couples spend between $19,907 and $33,178. This does not include cost for a honeymoon or engagement ring.”
According to the Huffingtonpost.com (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-helfend-meyer/second-marriage-for-bette_b_963383.html):
“While about 41 percent of first marriages end in divorce, the picture is even gloomier for second acts where 60 percent of those marriages fail.”
According to Voddie Baucham’s message titled, “What’s More Important Than A Wedding” (http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonID=7241119264910); (http://www.gracefamilybaptist.net/voddie-baucham-ministries/):
“People will spend $30,000 on a wedding, but when you ask them about having children the first thing they will say is, “We can’t afford children.””
Seems like Americans are investing in the wrong area.
I wonder if those who attended those $30,000 weddings and complained about the dress, food, friends/relatives, etc., will take care of the couple when they get older as well.