Posted: 06/02/2017 at 17:23
Palaisglide, I know we're going way off the original topic, but the two most costly weddings I have been to have also been the two shortest lived. One was a two day affair with pink champagne, jazz band, hog roast etc, etc and lasted under a year. The other was overseas, accommodation for the bride and groom cost nearly £4k for 2 weeks, add in reception and all the associated gubbins such as travel and accommodation for guests (admittedly not paid for by the bride and groom or their parents) and it must have cost nearer £10k. That one lasted less than 6 months. I learned later that one party had major reservations even before the day but thought they'd be able to change the other party after the event - they were wrong!
Back to the original topic and I almost sense a bit of jealousy coming through in some of the comments. Some people will splash the money on a garden, some on holidays, whilst others stash it metaphorically under the mattress and end up as the richest corpse in the graveyard. Each to their own.