Your wedding, in fact, exists to support the countless millions who make their living in the enormous wedding industry. These include photographers, who in some cases make as much as $50,000 per event, caterers, djs, bands, florists, stylists, dress makers, hotels, wedding planners and other scam artists.

They will tell you that they just want to make this a great day. As one of these people (or I am until I get another job) I know for a fact that these people don't care about your special day, which is what these people invariably call you wedding, they care about your money. They will tell you that you should spend lots of money because this is the most important day of your life and it will only happen once. Of course, this is a lie. They say these things because they want to put their kids through college. So, the point is, I'd elope if I were you.