Guess what? Eighty years ago, a groom’s tuxedo cost almost as much as a bride’s gown and couples were still shelling out nearly half of their combined income to show their love. America, fuck yeah.
Weddings aren't just painfully expensive for the people who throw them. No, they're increasingly burdensome for the guests, too. Many invites are basically a request to spend a luxurious weekend getaway's worth of time and money on someone else's event.
The Internet has made so many, many things cheaper. At the very least, it's easier than ever to comparison shop until you find the best deal or until your eyeballs begin bleeding (whichever comes first). So why are weddings still so nightmarishly expensive?