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Re: Wedding debt..

DW and I got married in 1999 and the price then was about $20k. I clearly remember the videographer at over $4k, photog at over $3k, the reception was over $10k, and add to that the cake person, limited drinks, organist, soloist, church, pastor, wedding planner, flowers, etc., ...def. over $20k. In-laws wanted to cover the wedding costs but after signing the contracts, they ran out of money. We used our honeymoon money to cover those obligations. We didn't have any money left over but then got a huge blessing when our cruise cancelled on us and they gave us 60% off a rebooking plus travel and hotels. It all worked out in the end, debt-free too.