Usually when we discuss wedding budgets and spending, the same thing happens: those of you who got married on the cheap are excited and proud tell everyone about it. Which is lovely, as we wholly support using your dollars to tell the wedding industry to fuck right off. Now please take a seat.

Weddings needn't cost a fortune to be beautiful, fun and full of meaning. Damn straight. Nevertheless, the average American wedding costs over thirty grand — obviously, many of you are spending serious dollars. So let's talk about it. What good is an anonymous commenting system if we can't use it to talk about stacks of filthy wedding money?

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If you spent $20,000 and up (and up, and up, and up), do tell. Try and use the following format:

  • Final all-in cost, from dress to reception (but not including honeymoon)
  • City and state, month and year
  • Number of guests and venue type — hotel, country club, space station, gas station, whatever
  • Anything else you'd like to include, but you don't have to explain yourself or justify anything here.

No judging, no bragging, just sharing.


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