Admit it, some people spend a lot of money on weddings. According to Adam Conover, the host of the truTV show "Adam Ruins Everything," weddings are ripoffs. He begins with a simple objection but goes into very specific detail in this CollegeHumor video. Check it out!
Here's what we're spending too much money on when it comes to weddings:
1. Wedding Dresses
In the 1850s weddings were a very informal affair. The brides didn't wear a white dress because white fabric was hard to clean and not practical if it could only be worn once. It wasn't until Queen Victoria got married that people started wearing white dresses. It was a symbol of high class and wealth.
2. Wedding Cake
White wedding cakes were also a sign of wealth. Back in the late 1800s, white sugar was expensive; Adam describes it as "edible bling." It doesn't stop at cakes: the wedding industry charges more for cake, photography and flowers than for a birthday party of the same size.
3. Wedding Gifts
Bridal magazines encouraged brides to marry like the wealthy, meaning guests are showing up with extravagant gifts. These magazines feature expensive gift items like silverware and home appliances. The average price of a wedding keeps rising not just for the bride, but for the guests too!
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