Why are US weddings usually more expensive?

posted 1 year ago in The Lounge
Post # 31
3556 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

socalgirl1689 :  lol, ok. you’re the one who asked an unanswerable question because you want your Fiance to “keep some anonymity”. from what i recall, every european country has at least 1 million people…but yeah, not mentioning a COUNTRY is really crucial to his anonymity.

maybe don’t ask inane questions if you don’t want someone to call you out on it? (and fwiw, i wasn’t being condescending before – i was trying to engage in the conversation)


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Post # 33
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

catskillsinjune :  SMH your post spoke to me. I just got milk! Half gallon $5.99. NYC bee  🐝 

OP — the US is huge compared to most European countries, so I agree it’s very regional. I’m in NYC and just finished calculating my final wedding expenditures. We came in right around $118k for our typical 150-175 people wedding. We didn’t even get married in NYC – about an hour outside the city, but still pay the premium. 

Post # 34
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I’ve actually been wondering the same thing and I think it’s like another Bee here said – about culture. I’m from Sweden and I read that weddings here usually cost around $5,000 which people here already consider to be a lot. Wedding rings usually are about $1,400. Sweden is a high cost of living country so I think it’s a culture thing. People here usually have a diamond of between 0.2-0.5ct and don’t want to stand out too much and be too flashy since it’s considered tacky. I guess kinda the opposite of “If you’ve got it, flaunt it”. It’s going to be interesting to see people’s reactions when I get my e-ring since it’s larger than most. 🙂

Post # 36
4535 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

socalgirl1689 :  Wedding prices reflect the cost of living and typical  income of where you live. 

I spent a bit of time in southern Italy. A pizza cost €6, a cappuccino cost €1, a plate of pasta cost €8  a large 600 ml bottle of moretti beer cost €2. I’m Australia and even with the conversion rate not being in our favour it was still cheaper than home and super affordable because we earn more here on average than they do per month. Everything is relative to income levels in each location. Wedding costs fall into that category too.


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