Hey hopefully I will have time to post a little more! So check out this Centives rundown of the cost of Edward and Bella’s wedding from the new Twilight movie. Obviously there was some guesstimating involved, but they figured that, when you combine the venue (free, since it’s at the Cullen estate), the flowers (a buttload), lights, chair covers, rings (also free since they were from the family), and dress, you come up to about $38,000. Which isn’t TOO far off the average American wedding figure of $27,000.
Except that they don’t take into account two very huge costs: reception decor, and reception food! Though to be fair, if every guest is a vampire I guess you don’t need food since they don’t eat? So that might actually make sense. And if they’re not eating they don’t need tables, chairs, etc, technically.
That, AND her wedding had about 50 guests, whereas the average American wedding is 100-120 guests, making the cost per person way higher than an average wedding.
I’ve worked in the wedding/party industry so I do know a lot of the costs associated with weddings. And any wedding you see in movies or on TV is usually *way* more expensive than the already-high cost of a typical, average wedding. Which makes sense…hello, it’s fantasy! But just like how everybody in Hollywood has perfect teeth and a personal trainer, it messes with our perception of what’s “normal”.