Wedding BiblesBefore ordering that skyscraper wedding cake and symphony for your wedding, consider that most of those lavish weddings ended in divorce, including the $3+ million Gest-Minelli nuptial that lasted only 1 year.
There's no correlation between the extravagance of a wedding and the longevity or the happiness of the marriage. If there is one, it may even be a negative correlation.
The cost aside, a word about its process. For many couples, the planning for a wedding turns into a full-time production with endless details to study, select, manage and schedule that takes not only time and money but also causes stress and anxiety. At the conclusion of their wedding, many couples express fatigue and relief more than anything else.
But it doesn't have to be that way. Consider the memorable JFK Jr. wedding to Carolyn Bessette in 1996 on a deserted island in Georgia.
Their chapel (right) was a building that didn't even have electricity, and all they brought were their wedding rings and Bibles.