Geez. Or, Moderation is Dead  

Posted by Wayne Bretski

File under: "I can't even imagine this statistic being true."

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the average American bride and groom hope to drop 162.9 pounds, jointly[...]

I sort of hope it's not, but then again, this is America. The Slate article talks about a TV show dedicated to such efforts.

Filed concurrently with the oral tradition of gossip and hearsay that tells me that the average American wedding is costing the couple and their families over $30,000.

At what price sanity?

From our wedding, a photo of Thomas filming the proceeds from outside the chapel, a bit before things got under way. We came in well under budget.


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