The average wedding cost is $20,398! I am the MATRON of honor at my sister’s upcoming wedding. I’m honored and all that but, I’m a total wedding rookie in terms of knowing how much this gig is going to cost and how to plan all the traditional stuff.
When my husband and I got married in Iceland it cost us 5000 Icelandic Kronur (about $40 bucks). And oh, what a swanky affair it was….
Yep. Me on my wedding night, pigging out at the all-you can-eat 24hr Icelandic supermarket buffet at 4 am. In my defense it was a long night of dancing clubbing in my delicate, hand sewn gown $42 junior prom dress from the clearance rack.
So as the Matron-of-honor I am floored at the all the cost involved in Real Wedding (I think my husband and I are legally married but the Marriage Certificate is in Icelandic so we might have adopted an Icelandic baby for all I know).
I think I may be a little under-qualified and under-funded for this job. The other two bridesmaids think $400-$500 EACH is good estimate for the BRIDAL SHOWER!
She wants it to be traditional and I want to support her completely but it sounds like kinda a crazy amount money for a Bridal Shower. I want to show her how much I love her – but I also want to be able to feed the kids that week and keep the electric on.
Would it be tacky to serve pizza at the shower?