first up, an apology that this blog has gone from its former bitter sarcastic humor to talking about wedding crap half the time and scrabble the other half, but I'm happier now and in the middle of a 6 week vacation, so I don't have much to complain about. Today I ran across something called a wedding cost estimator and plugged in my zip code:
"On average, couples that live in University Park, TX 75205 spend between $58,134 and $96,891 for their wedding. This does not include cost for a honeymoon or engagement ring."
I'm guessing that's like one standard deviation. Which means that there are people out there spending as much/more on their weddings as I'm incurring in debt to not work and go to medical school for four years. They're spending my tuition and living expenses for four freaking years on a wedding! My mind is boggled. I'm not sure I believe this stat. After all, I live in UP, not Highland Park. Everyone knows that UP is the poorer of the park cities. The streets are paved with silver instead of with gold.