Saturday, November 24, 2007


I wanted to put together a list of "things" that have stopped me in my tracks during my 24 days of "actual and authorized" wedding planning and made me say, "Whhhhhaaatt?!?" Call me crazy, but I couldn't believe some of the "things" listed below:

  • All Catholic churches in Indianapolis cost $1,000 to rent for your ceremony. Insane.
  • A veil and headpiece can cost around $250. For a yard or two of tulle?! Snagging mine on eBay or perhaps borrowing one from a friend.
  • The Grooms' parents are "supposed” to pay for the marriage license. Seriously? I think that Chris & I can cough up the $18 Indiana license fee ourselves.
  • One reception hall wanted to charge $.30 for a small votive candle that would be placed on the tables. Ikea has 100 for $2.99 = three cents each.
  • A keg of beer for $300. Now, I know that the reception places have to make their profit somewhere…but that equals out to about a $200 profit margin per keg!

Did any of you have any “Whhhhhaaattt?!? moments?


aletha @ pearls events said...

Ooh, I got my veil from ValuVeil for $12 (that's WITH shipping!) And def. hit up IKEA for those votives--that's the best deal ever.

I think the biggest sticker shock for me was the bar bill--we just did beer/wine/pop and it was still $1800 for 140 people. I was hoping to do it for around $1K.

Anonymous said...

i know that it's definitely not the prettiest, but if you really want a free church, check st. luke (75th and meridian) - im getting merried there, and it costs nothing.

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness - MARRIED there, not married. eeks.