So I'm watching my twitter feed (which consists largely of science tweets) and bizarrely from Nature (the big journal) I get this one:
: apparently, they are... RT @TimHarford
: Are expensive weddings worth it? http://goo.gl/nNgJF
Of course I had to go look at the link. Over there an economist goes into the average cost of weddings, and indicates that those numbers are inflated by folks who self-select to respond to surveys via fancy wedding magazines, providing those answers. Those throw off the numbers.
He also concludes that they are worth it--and possibly profitable if you have a gift registry.
Well...I left a snarky comment over there, but it is still in moderation. It says: [QUOTE]Um…sweet. But how does a 50% failure rate figure into your calculations?
It always cracked me up that people were pressing me to marry. Any other endeavor with a 50% failure rate people who care for me would be advising me against….[/QUOTE]
Obviously I'm not opposed to weddings entirely. But I do think some of the fluff is out of hand, and entirely disproportionate to the needs.