Completely baffled Eddie asked me: “Why are you holding the bag – it has wheels?!” “Look at sidewalk man – it’s filthy!” I replied. Believe me – I’m not judging, nor am I high class. But I’m a bit of a germaphobe and the poorer the neighborhood – the dirtier the streets. Especially on a humid, muggy August afternoon in NYC. Native New Yorkers know what I’m talking about!
As we approached the building we were taken aback by the unfinished sidewalk and how someone could easily get hit by a car trying to cross the street to get to level ground. As we walked up 6 floors (because the elevator was broken) there was garbage everywhere in the hallway. When we arrived in the apartment we took a seat in the couch and we looked at each other like WTF?!
What threw Eddie and I off was we knew the couple had already spent well over $70,000 of their own money for this wedding. Between the extravagant reception hall, the fleet of limos, the live band and not to mention hiring us – the last thing we expected was for them to live in da hood.
Sure it’s always easy to spend other people’s money. But if it were me I would’ve taken the $70,000 and changed my zip code. Especially when there’s kids involved. I hope I’m not going out on a limb when I say any person in their right mind should want to raise their children in a safer neighborhood / environment. With that being said…
Here’s wedding tip #480
If you can’t afford to have an extravagant wedding – don’t do it! It’ll put you in debt for years to come!
Sure this tip may be so obvious it may not even be a tip – but sometimes we need to hear the obvious from our friends and family; and we’re here to help you.
At the end of the day if you can afford to have a Platinum Wedding then by all means go ahead. But if you don’t have the means – please think twice!