I'm not interested in the royal wedding but, I must admit, I love any wedding that's not mine
I attend several weddings per month, since I perform weddings for a living. Mine are usually of the simple short sweet variety, usually a few laughs, a few tears, toes in the sand.
Last night's was a pair of deaf girls from Europe, who didn't speak much English, but everything was conveyed with lots of emotion and it was a beautiful event, with just the two of them, me and a photographer on a gorgeous beach at sunset.
Glad I don't involve myself with sophisticated weddings with lots of pomp and circumstance, but it's interesting to see the contrast between a royal wedding and what I do, both achieving the same result! Two lives being promised to each other, for better or worse.
There is thrifty Scots blood in my heritage and I look at modern weddings and smh. The "average" wedding is well over $10,000. The average wedding gown costs over $2000. I used to watch "Say Yes to The Dress." Why do people spend so much money on a dress that will be worn once and for part of ONE DAY? $40,000 would be a nice down payment for a house that will last you the rest of your life. What are our priorities? I will never marry again. But if I did it would be a quick ceremony in front of a judge followed by a cocktail party type reception. Nice dress maybe but nothing over $200. And if the whole party costs more than $3000 something is horribly wrong.