4.19.2007

$10,000 Wedding Dresses

I think I need to give up watching Who’s Wedding is it Anyway?. There’s something moderately depressing to me about watching someone spend $125,000 on a wedding. That’s a lot of money. In some cases, that’s a house. And if it’s not a house, it’s at least a really good down payment on a house. Sometimes I watch the show and the people obviously have the money to burn on an event like that. Most of the time, however, you get the distinct impression the girl is pissing away her dad’s retirement or maxing out her future husband’s credit cards. And that’s depressing. Especially when they talk about spending $30,000 on things like flowers. Those flowers are going to die. It’s nice that they’re pretty and all but, for real, they’re going to die. And you’re going to be paying for them for the next five years. Last night, one girl’s dress cost $10,000. And it wasn’t even that pretty. That’s the part that killed me. The top made her breasts look weird and the bottom mostly looked wrinkled. For $10,000 I expect the thing to make me look 20 pounds lighter and 10 years younger. And for that matter it should iron itself and throw a load of laundry in for me while I sit on my ass at the computer.
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