Yes 25% No 33%
I never did change my name?
For ease and benefit to children?
Depends on husband's thoughts?
0% (Haha, you might take his name, but he does not control you)
Marriage bah humbug?
8% (I like you girlfriend)
Weddings cost a motza. Nephew's wedding last year cost around $30,000 and that was using their own venue. I can't imagine what it costs to have a wedding and reception at a posh place, such as the historic building The Willows, very near to us in St Kilda Road, or the just as historic, Butleigh Wootten in Kew. My ABI Brother has been to a wedding there, and I reckon Hels might have.
Our neighbour, The Senator, married his last wife at The Willows. The business has gone broke. Butleigh Wootton is up for mortgagee auction, so I assume the wedding company business within went bust. Wow, I did not know of the underworld connection to Mick Gatto.
So, in spite of huge wedding costs, companies aren't making enough money to survive or are badly managed.
The Willows, taken by me in 2005.
Butleigh Wootton, from the Australian Financial Review.