The cost of wedding will kill you

I just did a little calculation and realize that you will probably need all your life savings and even more if you throw a lavish wedding. So, unless you have really rich parents, I suppose you wouldn’t want to splurge on giving wedding banquet that costs around $3,000 for a table of 10 persons.

I think even if I have the money, I won’t give it to my sons to throw lavish wedding banquets because they are better spent elsewhere. How about down payment for an apartment? Or an unforgettable honeymoon? How about stag weekends for them to have a final fling? And if I have daughters, I will probably ask if I can join them in their Hen Weekends.

And in case you have not heard of hen weekends, it is one smashing idea of a girls’ night out. They can make plans for you to do things you probably never have a chance if you have your spouse or boyfriend with you. Do take a look at the kind of entertainment programs and also the exotic destinations available for you.

Maybe I should ask my old girlfriends if we can go on a hen weekends, alone, minus our spouses. I didn’t spend much on my wedding and couldn’t afford to go on a honeymoon. Since my 20th wedding anniversary is coming this November, maybe I can catch up on old times?

Post Author: Lilian

Food, travel, recipes. Chinese Malaysian, blogger, photographer and writer.

2 thoughts on “The cost of wedding will kill you


    (July 18, 2008 - 9:07 am)

    Love your blog. Only started to read food blogs recently. I dont live in msia but looking at these is not helping with my constant cravings for home food.(penang!)
    Anyway, i not getting married anytime soon, but when/if i do i’ll prolly make sure that i’ll be able to afford a proper one before i decided to get married. I dont really like the idea of needing to take a loan (!?!) or asking parents to foot the bills for these events. Kids these days should always make sure that they can AFFORD to start a family before they commit themselves into one.


    (July 18, 2008 - 10:44 am)

    I work at a Hotel in Main Land Penang (RM388) where price are much lower then Penang (RM588) which is in turn much lower then KL(RM888 – and above) price per table, on the average a couple spend on banquet only at my place is easily RM20,000 if not more, this does not include decoration, wedding planner, karaoke, decoration etc, for that amount one can get a Kancil and that is not a larvish wedding at all (lowest package)

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