I have to admit I'm a little discouraged already (just after reading the two-page forward of the do-it-yourself wedding guide). The author boasted that her dress "was only $1500" and explained that a bride-to-be should spend no more than $3500 on "partial planning fees."
Does anyone else find these exorbitant prices alarming? Why is it culturally acceptable to dump so much money on one event?
Am I just the Scrooge of weddings? Basking in my own grumpiness and bitterness and refusing to embrace the spirit of the wedding planning season?