Friday, September 08, 2006


Wedding Dress Rental

Recently I read that the average cost of a wedding in the United States has hit some amazing figure like $25,000 and it is not unheard of for middle class couples to spend far more. Then they move into an apartment because they can’t afford a down payment for a house. My wife and I eloped, 35 years ago this September 11. As a photographer I’ve also done my best to stay totally clear of weddings. But despite my lack of resonance with wedding extravaganzas, even I find something wrenching about a shop window that says “wedding dress rental.”

2 comments:

Chantal said...

Happy Anniversary! My husband and I got married by the JOP at the county clerks office for $35 twelve years ago, and I've never regretted it!

I also wanted to add that I love your new blog, and the words with pictures are fantastic. I'm originally from CT, so it's great to see another CT photographer!

Carl said...

Thank you, Chantal. But $35? That's a fortune!...Compared to the JP in Derby, PA, back in 1971...