The Wedding Industry’s Pricey Little Secret

That widely used “average wedding cost” figure is grossly misleading. Here’s a much more accurate number.

June 15 2015 4:00 PM“A Modest Affair in Which I Will Entertain 100 or So People”Two future Slate grooms debate the importance of wedding planning.
June 18 2014 11:51 PMCan’t Decide Between a Live Wedding Band and a DJ?Easy: Pick neither.
June 18 2014 12:38 PMPermission to LaunchIs it seemly or sexist to ask your future in-laws for their daughter’s hand in marriage?
June 18 2014 11:07 AMWhat a Beautiful Wedding! We All Die Alone.  Save the Date searches for meaning in meaningless weddings.  
June 13 2013 10:23 AMCalling Dear PrudenceEmily Yoffe answers your wedding questions on our call-in show.
June 13 2013 5:48 AMThe Guest List Is FullSeventeen years ago, we didn’t want to invite our parents’ friends to our wedding. Now I regret it.
June 12 2013 7:00 AMClick Here to RSVPOnline invites are now far better than paper. And yes, you should even use them for your wedding.
June 11 2013 2:16 PMMy Big Fat Disney WeddingI am a tomboy, not a princess. Here’s why getting married at a huge theme park was a delightfully practical decision.
June 21 2011 7:32 AMDiamonds Are a Girl's Worst FriendThe trouble with engagement rings.
June 21 2011 7:39 AMWe're Having a Small CeremonySlate's mini weddings issue.
June 20 2011 7:08 AMShout It From the Rooftops!A brief history of the public marriage proposal.
June 12 2007 10:00 AMIn Defense of Greedy BridesThere's nothing wrong with asking for cash as a wedding gift.
June 11 2007 2:03 PMThe Thinking Man's Guide to Bachelor PartiesWhom to invite, where to have it, and more.
June 11 2007 10:07 AMDiamonds Are a Girl's Worst FriendThe trouble with engagement rings.
June 12 2007 12:01 PMWholly MatrimonySlate's wedding issue.
June 19 2014 4:03 PMShould Gay Weddings Be Political?Yes.
June 18 2014 1:18 PMKissing in Wedding Photos Is GrossLet’s end the scourge of posed PDA.
June 18 2014 12:34 PMAsk a Homo: The Big Gay Wedding EditionApproaching the altar in the age of modern families.
June 14 2013 7:51 AMAfter the WeddingFamily, loss, and facing homophobia: One year later with the first gay couple married on a military base.
June 13 2013 8:26 AMI’m a Gay Man Who Wants to Get MarriedBut how do I have a wedding that’s not so … straight?
June 12 2013 7:30 AMHow to Be a Better Best ManFlirt with the mother of the bride, but don’t grind with her.
June 12 2013 5:30 AMThis Is the Last Time I Will Ever See YouAfter every wedding, there is a dear friend who will immediately disappear from your life. And that’s OK.
June 21 2011 7:39 AMPre-Marital FlexIn defense of the wedding workout.
June 21 2011 7:26 AMI Hate Your Wedding WebsiteWhat should be purely functional turns into a showcase for narcissism.
June 20 2011 1:59 PMHow To Give a Wedding ToastNo need to mention coke-fueled orgies.
June 12 2007 12:01 PMMarital UpstartsSobering lessons from revolutionary marriages.
June 12 2007 6:56 AMSoulless FoodWhy is what's served at weddings so wretched?
June 11 2007 12:01 PMToo Many Gadgets Spoil the KitchenThe essential bridal registry list.
June 11 2007 7:11 AMRun Away, Groom!Prudie's advice for how to tame the bride from hell.
June 11 2007 7:12 AMSay CheeseA defense of traditional wedding photography.