Hey! Good afternoon my dear lil readers. I hope today finds you all well and enjoying the reprieve from the bitter cold snowy/icy/slushy weather.
Today is Wednesday, January 19. It’s Edgar Allen Poe’s birthday. Happy birthday Edgar!
I finally got to watch My Fair Wedding. The Alice in Wonderland wedding was everything I hoped for and more. Her black dress was gorgeous. Both of her hats were spectacular; the bridesmaids’ jewelry was fantastic. Oh my gosh! The reception space was incredible. David please throw me a Halloween vows renewal.
Okay, I’m also caught up on Rich Bride, Poor Bride. The hubs loves the last few minutes of this show when they tell how much they spent on the wedding and how much over budget they are. I just can’t wrap my head around spending so much on one day. Where do people get money like that for one day? Who decides they want two wedding rings because two looks better than one? How are these people going to be able to manage their finances and keep roofs over their heads and food on the table? They have to be starting their married lives in massive debt.
Original budget $42,000
Actually spent $69,862
Over budget by 27, 862
That’s 27 months (2 yrs., 3 months) of rent or mortgage @ $1,000 a month.
That’s 23 YEARS of cable TV, Internet, and phone bills if you have Comcast Triple Play.
That’s more than 3 years of groceries at $150 per week.
You could eat 27,862 cheeseburgers from the dollar menu at any fast food joint. That’s 1 cheeseburger a day for 76 years.
You could drink a $5 cup of coffee every day for 15 years.
According to Lotpro.com you could buy any one of the following 20 cars in cash with no car payment. That’s from the under $30,000 group alone. There are some pretty nice cars in this list.
20 Cars under $27,862
1. 2011 Honda Odyssey, 2. 2011 Ford Edge, 3. 2011 Buick LaCrosse, 4. 2011 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX, 5. 2011 Dodge Charger, 6. 2011 Acura TSX. 7. 2011 Nissan Quest, 8. 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, 9. 2011 Toyota Highlander, 10. 2011 Nissan Pathfinder, 11. 2011 Audi A3, 12. 2011 Chrysler 200, 13. 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser, 14. 2011 Toyota Venza, 15. 2011 Honda Civic Hybrid, 16. 2011 Volkswagen Routan, 17. 2011 Volvo S40, 18. 2011 Chrysler 300, 19. 2011 Mazda RX-8, 20. 2011 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX
Speaking of cars, that’s more than 4 years of $500 per month car payments.
$27,862 is 2,786,200 pennies.
Do you get where I’m going with this? What an incredibly ridiculous sum of money $27,862 is to be over budget by.
Their original budget was $42,000. I don’t remember how many people were invited to the wedding, but if you pay $150 a head for 200 guests that’s $30,000 leaving $12,000 for limo, DJ, favors, cake, wedding dress, etc.
Okay that’s it for this edition of Pop Culture Potpourri. Thanks for reading.