Conrad  Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates)

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Debbie Reynolds
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What a nice downpayment on a home that would be!

Mar 11, 2016 10:15 AM
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Conrad Allen Wow was I off. I said $7,500.00. I must have been thinking about a high school prom.

Mar 11, 2016 07:03 AM
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I guess it is cheaper to skip the wedding and just live in the basement

Mar 12, 2016 03:28 AM
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What does a divorce cost?

Mar 11, 2016 08:32 PM
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Roy Kelley
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I like the perspective shared by Debbie Reynolds.

They would be far ahead if they had a modest ceremony and used the money for a down payment on a home. 

Mar 11, 2016 11:25 PM
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Nina Hollander
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I wasn't too far off in my estimate. Personally, I think $30K is pretty obscene for a party for a few hours... so I'm glad it hasn't gone up in price.

Mar 11, 2016 10:18 PM
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Many of my friends are paying much more than that.  

Mar 11, 2016 09:56 PM
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Interesting.   

Mar 11, 2016 09:11 PM
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 That is a lot of money. I think when I got married it cost about $250.

Mar 11, 2016 05:35 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Conrad Allen - thanks - you saved me $100,000 for my kids wedding....now I'll plan with this budget.

Mar 11, 2016 02:19 PM
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Thanks for the info.  A

Mar 11, 2016 01:25 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
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What about a second marriage?

Mar 11, 2016 01:00 PM
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Well that's scary. Glad my daughters are both married and both weddings were below average...and absolutely stunning!

Mar 11, 2016 12:29 PM
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Debbie Laity
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I did the common law thing. I don't like all of the stress with planning and holding a wedding. Ceremony of any kind isn't for me. I didn't even want to go to my own high school and college graduation. Parental forces made me go. 

Mar 11, 2016 12:26 PM
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I know venues out here that cost more than that just to reserve!  That's what's nice about a US average, it takes the Malibus and Hawaiis and evens them out with the Fargos and the "Huggins Missouris" of the world (yes, that city exists and yes I almost bought a house on Huggins Road there just for fun).

Mar 11, 2016 11:57 AM
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For some US weddings, that amount probably does not include the price of security.

Mar 11, 2016 11:15 AM
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It's not an amount I would spend ... 

Mar 11, 2016 10:16 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
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The venue rent and a dress are the biggest hits. The bigger and fancier event, the pricier it gets. 

Mar 11, 2016 08:57 AM
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I could buy a home for that much money, cant imagine blowing it on a party of any type.

Mar 11, 2016 08:02 AM
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Joe Pryor
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That still seems a lot of money to me but I may be frugal.

Mar 11, 2016 07:23 AM
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Conrad,
Most that I attend are 50k or well north of it.

Mar 12, 2016 07:00 AM
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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My parents paid that much 30 years ago, I think it is more the dresses cost like 3K

Mar 12, 2016 01:03 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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I had no idea.

Mar 11, 2016 11:34 PM
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Low??!! 

Mar 11, 2016 09:12 PM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Some more some less...having planned a few...and that depends on what is all included...some people include dresses....honeymoons...

Mar 11, 2016 08:16 PM
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Good morning Conrad. I can see that number, but have been to a few that were three and four times that number.

Mar 11, 2016 05:49 PM
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That's about what I estimated. But I know people who have paid much more. 

Mar 11, 2016 04:20 PM
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Yes Conrad that was a great question by Trivia Hive... I still find it interesting that in my market area that is the low end...Endre

Mar 11, 2016 03:54 PM
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When a couple has a huge reception with an open bar, the bill can go up very quickly.

Personally I did not spend that much on my wedding and it was very nice. 

Mar 11, 2016 01:43 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
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hmmm...I don't remember what mine cost 20+ years ago, but it was a big, fun, lovely day!

Mar 11, 2016 10:57 AM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Wow..I guessed higher than that!

Mar 11, 2016 10:41 AM
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You can be sure mine will be a lot lower than that.

Mar 11, 2016 10:24 AM
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Wow!  I could buy a new gold flute with that!

Mar 11, 2016 10:07 AM
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and statistically over a 51% waste of funds = bad investment. 

Mar 11, 2016 08:23 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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I would have thought $50k....

Mar 11, 2016 06:42 AM
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Mary Yonkers
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No clue, Conrad Allen Can't even remember how my daughter's wedding cost.  It's only $$$

Mar 11, 2016 06:41 AM